20:00 Philharmonie Berlin

Christmas Concert

Andreas Scholl

Alexander Zemlinsky

Psalm 23 for mixed choir and orchestra, op. 14

Arvo Pärt

“Pilgrim’s Song” for baritone and string orchestra, based on text from Psalm 121

Arvo Pärt

“Our Father” for counter tenor and string orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach

“Christen, ätzet diesen Tag” (Christians, engrave this day) – Cantata no. 63 for soloists, boys choir and orchestra, BWV 63
(Zum 1. Weihnachtstag)

Witold Lutosławski

“Dwadzieścia kolęd” (20 Christmas carols) for soprano, girls choir and orchestra

Arthur Honegger

“Une Cantate de Noël”
for bass-baritone, choir of children, mixed choir, organ and orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski


Olga Pasichny


Jan Petryka


Christopher Purves

bass baritone

Andreas Scholl

Countertenor & Altus

Berliner Singakademie

Achim Zimmermann

Chorus Master

Berliner Mädchenchor

Sabine Wüsthoff

Chorus Master

Knaben des Staats- und Domchores Berlin

Kai-Uwe Jirka

Chorus Master

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

The perfect mood-setter for Christmas Eve

Concert introduction: No pre-concert talk

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