CHRISTMAS CONCERTS AT FAMOUS VENUES IN MUNICH:
Christmas is a special time Munich and like the rest of Germany, music is very much a part of the Munich Christmas celebrations. If you are spending Christmas in Munich, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the city.
Popular Munich Attractions
Most of the concerts are held in venues which are themselves very popular Munich attractions such as the Munich Residenz. With ten courtyards and 130 rooms, the Munich Residenz is the largest city
palace in Germany. This Munich royal palace was once the seat of government and the royal residence of Bavarian monarchs. Many of the great halls in the Munich Residenz are now used for functions, including classical concerts. Another such venue is the Cuvilliés-Theatre, considered to be Europe’s finest surviving Rococco theatre.
If you prefer to enjoy your Christmas music in a more intimate setting, these Christmas events in Munich can also be enjoyed in churches like the Allerheiligen Hofkirche.
Below is a list of some special Christmas concerts in Munich. To make a booking, just click on the link:
Christmas Concerts in Munich – 2016
|Nov. 27 – Dec 29||Residenz München: Festive Concerts at the Hofkapelle|
Enjoy a festive concert at the Hofkapelle, the Court Chapel of the Munich Residenz. The chapel was the creation of Maximilian I and this is where he and members of his court attended mass everyday. The concert can be booked with an option to tour the famous Cuvilliés Theaters and a dinner at one of Munich’s best known restaurants.
Residenz München Kaisersaal (Emperor’s Hall): Festive Concert
Enjoy selected works of classical music at this festive concert in the grand Kaisersaal of the Residenz München.
|Dec. 2, 26, Jan. 6||München: Gala Concert at the Allerheiligen Hofkirche|
Enjoy Vivadi’s Four Seasons and other traditional Christmas songs at the Allerheiligen-Hofkirche, the Court Church of All Saints that was built by King Ludwig I. The idea for the Court Church was the result of a visit by Ludwig I to Palermo in 1823. He was so inspired by the Norman and Byzantine styles and exclaimed that this is the kind of court chapel that he wanted.
|December 26||Schloss Nymphenburg: A Little Night Music with Mozart|
An ensemble of outstanding instrumentalists present Mozart’s most famous compositions at Munich’s Schloss Nymphenburg. You can enjoy the concert followed by dinner at Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige or just book the concert. In addition to Mozart Night, there are many other concerts at Schloss Nymphenburg.
|December-4||Residenz München: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio I-III|
Celebrate the Christmas season with a beloved holiday tradition: Martin Haselböck conducts the first three cantatas of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
|December-9||Prinzregententheater: Baroque Christmas|
Enjoy an evening with Russian piano virtuoso Anna Vinnitskaya. She performs Rachmaninoff’s challenging Second Piano Concerto with the SWR Symphonieorchester.
Dmitrij Kitajenko conducts this all-Russian program, featuring works by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.
|Dec. 27-30||Residenz München: Winter Dreams in the Munich Residenz|
An evening of enchanting music with the Dresdner Residenzorchester. In the beautiful atmosphere of the Max-Joseph Saal, you can enjoy popular works ranging from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to Tchaikovsy’s The Nutcracker and well-know waltzes and polkas by Strauss.
|December-26||Cuvilliés Theatre Munich: Festive Concert|
The Cuvilliés Theatre in the Munich Residenz is one of the most beautiful Bavarian Rococo theatres in Germany and is one of the city’s sightseeing attractions. The Residenz Solisten perform works by Bach, Beethoven and Corelli in this most exquisite theatre.
|December-18||Schloss Nymphenburg: Munich Boys’ Choir|
The Munich Boys’ Choir performs famous Christmas songs in the elegant Hubertussaal of Munich’s Nymphenburg Palace.
This concert can be booked with a three-course menu at Schlosswirtschaft Schwaige before the concert.
|November-26||Allerheiligen Hofkirche: Verdi Night|
A spectacular night with the most popular of Verdi works from operas such as La Traviata, Rigoletto, Aida and Nabucco.
|December-22||Residenz München (Herkulessaal): Liana Issakadze’s 70th Birthday|
Celebrate violinist Liana Issakadze’s 70th birthday at the Munich Residenz with works by Vivaldi, Corelli, and Bach.
She will be joined by the Residenz-Solisten and violinist-conductor Victor Tretjakov. The program includes Vivaldi’s famous ‘The Four Seasons’, Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, and Corelli’s ‘Christmas Concerto’.
|December-25||Residenz München: Handel, Water Music in Munich|
King George I, it seems, loved listening to Handel’s works while cruising the Thames. But, Handel’s music is just as well suited to other venues on land. Be a part of this exceptional presentation with Handel’s “Water Music” and Haydn’s “Surprise Symphony”.