Enjoy a Range of Christmas Concerts at Famous Venues in Berlin:
Christmas is a special time in Berlin and music is very much a part of this city’s Christmas celebrations.
If you’re spending Christmas in Berlin, you too can enjoy one of the many Christmas concerts in the city. Whether it be traditional Christmas music, classical concerts, choir concert, brass band or religious music, there is an impressive array of Berlin Christmas concerts to choose from, including Cuban, Gospel and Russian Christmas music.
Famous Berlin Attractions
Many of these Christmas concerts are held at venues which are themselves famous Berlin attractions such as the Schloss Charlottenburg, Berliner Dom, Französischer Dom am Gendarmenmarkt, etc.
Most of these concerts are one-performance only events and popular concerts will sell quickly, so book early if you don’t want to miss out.
See the calendar of Berlin Christmas concerts and to make your concert ticket bookings, just click on the links below.
Berlin Christmas Concerts 2019
|Nov. 29 – Dec. 28||Apostel Paulus Kirche: Harlem Gospel Night with Donna Brown & the Golden Gospel Pearls|
The famous Golden Gospel Pearls are back in Berlin with their soulful voices and Christmas medleys. They brought the gospel to Berlin in the early 90s and have remained faithful to the city and church ever since. Enjoy their interpretations of ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Mary Had a Baby’, ‘Come and Adore Him’ and other medleys which are sure put you in a joyful Christmas mood.
Dec.20, 21 & 25
|French Cathedral: Christmas with Original Bolschoi Don Kosaken|
The coveted male choir of the ‘Bolshoi Don Cossacks’ brings a piece of Russian history to Berlin at Advent. The trained opera soloists overwhelm every year with their vocal power and present the musical tradition of the Don Cossacks. Their repertoire consists of sacred songs, Cossack, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs.
French Cathedral: Lyambiko – My Favourite Christmas Songs
Returning to the French Cathedral is Germany’s most successful jazz singer, Lyambiko. She compiled her favourite Christmas hits into a tasteful acoustic programme that she brought to the stage of the French Cathedral for the first time in December 2018. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Restaurant Gendarmerie before the concert or you can also book for the concert without dinner.
Dec.7, 15, 22
|Köpenick Palace: Advent Concert|
Take a step off the beaten path in Berlin, and indulge in a musical interlude at Köpenick Palace. Young talents and established musicians perform in the Aurora Hall of the lovely Baroque palace.You can choose to attend the concert only, or purchase the Package A (including castle tour, concert and dinner) or Package B (including tour and concert).
|Dec. 1||Philharmonie Berlin: Händel’s Messiah by the Philharmonischer Chor Berlin|
Hear Händel’s masterwork performed by the Philharmonischer Chor Berlin, the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle and outstanding soloists under the baton of Jörg-Peter Weigle.
Philharmonie Berlin: London Brass Christmas Music
|Dec. 7||Konzerthaus Berlin: Advent Concert with Justus Frantz|
Enjoy Advent Concert with the Kammerphilharmonie Berlin-Brandenburg, conducted by Professor Justus Frantz, a name that is associated with great orchestras and great dedication to music. For more than forty years, Professor Justus has been an internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor. The concert takes place in the stunning Konzerthaus Berlin.
Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Songs of the 21st Century
Enjoy and evening of Christmas Songs of the 21st Century with the unitedberlin ensemble.
|December 8||Universität der Künste: Christmas with Berliner Kinderchor|
Nothing is as beautiful and immovable at Christmas as the joy of children at the great festival. This year for the second time the Berlin Children’s Choir invites children to the concert hall of the Universität der Künste, where the unbroken joy of Christmas can be felt by the youngest Berlin singers.
|Dec.9, 16, 23||Spandau Citadel: Advent Concert|
As Christmas approaches, Berlin’s historic churches and castles resound with festive music. Celebrate the season with a classical concert in the Gothic Hall of the Spandau Citadel.
|Dec.5, 7 & 8||Berliner Dom: Bach Christmas Oratorio I-III|
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio cantatas I-III is one of the most performed seasonal works. Berlin Cathedral Music Director Tobias Brommann leads this performance of Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio.
Berliner Dom: The Holy Family’s Escape
Kai-Uwe Jirka leads the Staats- und Domchor Berlin in a performance of works by Loewe, Berlioz, Bruch, Becker and Tchemberdji at the Berliner Dom.
|Marienkirche Berlin: Christmas with Original Bolschoi Don Kosaken|
The famous male choir of the ‘Bolshoi Don Cossacks’ brings a piece of Russian history to Berlin. The trained opera soloists overwhelm every year with their vocal power and present the musical tradition of the Don Cossacks. Enjoy their repertoire of sacred songs, Cossack, Russian and Ukrainian folk songs.
Marienkirche Berlin: Festive Concert for Organ and Trumpet
The famous duo Eisenberg and Schmahl perform Christmas pieces by Bach, Schubert and César Franck, among others, in St. Mary’s Church.
Prof. Matthias Eisenberg is regarded as one of the best organists in Germany. Together with his colleague Daniel Schmahl, a virtuoso on trumpet, flugelhorn and piccolo horn, the duo perform an exciting mixture of festive Christmas music.
|Dec. 23||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas Harmonists|
The Comedian Harmonists find each other again! The Solistenensemble Berlin Singsmen leads you into a musical Christmas dream. Moderated by the Dutch actor and presenter Paul Hörmann, you will experience the unforgettable hits of the Comedian Harmonists and the most beautiful Christmas songs.
|December 16||Berliner Dom: Advent mit Bach!|
Hear the beautiful sound of the historic Sauerogel in works by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The richly decorated interior of the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) includes a magnificent Sauer organ, which was built at the same time as the cathedral, in 1905. Today, the Sauer organ is the largest existing organ of the Late Romantic period.
Berliner Dom: Christmas Music by Heinrich Schutz, Nees & Bach
Hear works by Bach, Schütz, Nees and many more performed by the Chamber Choirof the Berliner Domkantorei & Tobias Brommann in Tauf- und Traukirche in Berlin.
|December 16||Apostel Paulus Kirche: Johannischer Chor Berlin Weihnachtliche Weisen|
The singers of the Johannischer Chor Berlin will perform their festive Christmas concert on the stage of the Apostel-Paulus-Kirche in Berlin-Schöneberg for the ninth time. The mixed choir is designed and directed by Jens Lehmann. With 50 members of all ages and accompanied by a rich instrument set, festive songs from the most diverse European cultures are sung and played.
|Dec. 16||Berliner Dom: Lucia, the Swedish Queen of Light|
The Stockholms Musikgymnasiums Kammarkör performs traditional Swedish and German Christmas Carols.
|Dec. 22||Philharmonie Berlin: Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir – The Most Beautiful Christmas Classics|
Considered one of the best new orchestras in the Czech Republic, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra’s diverse Christmas concerts have been a permanent musical institution in the Berliner Philharmonie for years. This year, they present the most beautiful classics for Christmas together with the renowned Prague Chamber Choir. From Handel to Bach, from Mozart to Schubert – the musicians have selected the most beautiful Christmas classics throughout the history of music.
|December 23||Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche: J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio|
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Munich Residenz’s breathtaking Allerheiligen-Hofkirche for the ultimate concert. Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’, is one of his most famous sacred compositions. The musical highlights are its festive opening choruses and moving arias.
|December 25||Philharmonie Berlin: Festive Opera, Operetta & Ballet|
Put on your holiday best, and spend Christmas afternoon at Berlin’s world-famous Philharmonie. Soprano Katarzyna Dondalska, tenor Enrique Ambrosio and baritone Thomas Weinhappel perform master pieces by Verdi, Bizet and others with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, under the baton of Ronald Reuter. The Ballett- und Tanzstudio Zehlendorf will perform excerpts of famous ballet works.
|Dec. 24||Schloss Charlottenburg: Royal Christmas at Charlottenburg Palace|
Travel back to the grand Baroque era and dwell in winter dreams with a festive Christmas concert in Berlin’s Charlottenburg Palace Orangerie.
Experience the glorious atmosphere of the era of Frederick the Great, while listening to seasonal music by Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, as well as famous Christmas carols. The Berlin Residence Orchestra and concert master Vladi Corda invite you to a very special concert including a sing along at the end of the evening.
|Dec. 25 & 26||Bodemuseum Berlin: Christmas Concert Series|
Experience a concert at the Bode Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island, one of the city’s most important architectural treasures. This concert series offers a unique way to enjoy the recently renovated museum. You can choose to attend the concert only, or purchase a package which includes museum tour, coffee and cake.
|Dec. 23, 25, 26||Christmas Concert in Berlin: Köpenick Palace|
As Christmas draws near, the historic churches and castles of Germany’s capital city resound with festive music. Celebrate the holiday season in Berlin with classical Christmas music in Köpenick Palace.
You can choose to attend the concert only, or to purchase the Package A (including castle tour, concert and dinner) or Package B (including tour and concert).
|Dec. 25||Berliner Dom: Festive Christmas Concert|
Treat yourself to a joyful Christmas concert in the inspiring interior of the Berliner Dom. The Lars Ranch Brass Ensemble performs with organist Andreas Sieling and soprano Andrea Chudak.
|Dec. 25||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Concert – Bach’s Piano Concerts with Andrei Gavrilov|
An evening of classical music by Dvořák and Bach at Berlin’s treasured and world-renowned Philharmonie Berlin. The artists in this concert are Andrei Gavrilov and the German National Orchestra.
|Dec. 26||Konzerthaus Berlin: Christmas with the Dessauer Anhalt Philharmonic|
The Dessauer Orchestra is one of the oldest and most traditional orchestras of Saxony-Anhalt. Enjoy a festive concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin with works by Mendelssohn, Smetana and von Weber.
Konzerthaus Berlin: Brass Band Festive Program
Be prepared for two entertaining hours in which you’ll experience a varied program that spans the curve between Bach and the Beatles. A humorous and charming moderation builds bridges between styles.
|Dec. 26||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Magic at the Philharmonie|
In this highly-anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Mozart, Suk, Bach and Bruch at Berlin’s treasured and world-renowned Philharmonie Berlin.
Philharmonie Berlin: Hollywood in Berlin – Sinfonie Orchester Berlin
Scott Lawton and the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin invite you on a musical journey this Christmas. Travel to Hollywood, by way of the legendary Philharmonie Berlin, with an afternoon of evocative film music.
|Dec. 26||Philharmonie Berlin: Christmas Eve Dream|
Celebrate Christmas with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, the Ballett- und Tanzstudio Zehlendorf and speaker Hans-Jürgen Schatz, who will be performing works by Tchaikovsky and Bayer at the Philharmonie Berlin.
|Dec. 26||Berliner Dom: German Brass|
Favorite Christmas songs and musical highlights from the brass repertoire combine with the unique surroundings of the Berliner Dom to make this an unforgettable Christmas concert..
In addition to the above list of Christmas concerts, there are many other concerts and performances in Berlin. You can see the complete list of Berlin concerts and book your concert tickets HERE.