Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Pauly
Wed 23 December 2020 - 7 pm | Philharmonie Berlin

From Heaven above to Earth I come – The RSB Christmas Concert

Vladimir Jurowski, soloists and the Vocalconsort Berlin

Alternative concert - subject to change

from € 20 Concert with the chief conductor Symphony concert


Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat D-Dur BWV 243 für Soli, Chor und Orchester
(mit vier weihnachtlichen Einlagesätzen)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Sinfonie für Streichorchester Nr. 2 D-Dur

Igor Stravinsky “Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her” – Choral-Variationen für Orchester nach Johann Sebastian Bachs BWV 769

Ralph Vaughan Williams “On Christmas Night” – A masque loosely based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol für Mezzosopran, Bariton, Chor und Orchester


Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor

Sophie Klußmann - Sopran

Alice Lackner - Sopran

Daniel Taylor - Altus

Stefan Gähler - Tenor

Christian Oldenburg - Bariton

Tobias O. Hagge - Basso

Vocalconsort Berlin - Choir

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Concert with

Concert with

This concert is an alternative concert. The originally planned programme can be found in the RSB Season Brochure 2020/2021 (german).


Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Pauly

Vladimir Jurowski


Alice Lackner © Thomas Lackner

Alice Lackner


Michael Taylor © Klaudia Taday

Daniel Taylor


Stephan Gähler © Andreas Schoelzl

Stefan Gähler


Christian Oldenburg © grandvisions

Christian Oldenburg


Vocalconsort Berlin


Ticket information

Wed 23 December 2020 - 7 pm Philharmonie Berlin

  • from € 20
  • Konzert ohne Einführung

Ticket sales

Tickets for concerts until December 2020 can be obtained from the RSB-Webshop and the RSB visitor service in person, by phone, post, fax or by e-mail:

RSB Visitor Service
Charlottenstrasse 56 (2nd floor)
10117 Berlin
Telephone: 030 202 987 15
Fax: 030 202 987 29
E-mail: tickets@rsb-online. de

Information for the individual price categories can be found here.

Around the concert

Concert goers must carry a current identity card or an appropriate official document such as a passport with them.

Mouth-Nose Protection

All concert halls (Philharmonie, Konzerthaus, Kühlhaus, silent green and Villa Elisabeth) require the wearing of mouth-nose protection until the end of the concert.

General distance and hygiene measures

Please observe the general distance and hygiene measures: Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other people, cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm, use the disinfectant dispensers and stay at home if symptoms of illness occur.

Route directions & parking location

Philharmonie Berlin
Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1
10785 Berlin

It is easy to access the Philharmonie by public transport:

Buses M84, M85, N2 to Kulturforum or Varian-Fry-Str. or Potsdamer Platz + 4 minutes walk, 200 to Philharmonie

Underground U2 to Potsdamer Platz + 10 minutes walk

S-Bahn (city railway) S1, S2, S25, S26 and regional trains to Potsdamer Platz + 10 minutes walk

Car Parking
Current information: due to building works around the Philharmonie, traffic is being diverted in the area of Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße and Tiergartenstraße. For further information, please consult the website of the Philharmonie.

There are a limited number of charged parking spaces on the site of the Philharmonie:
per hour or part-hour 2.50 Euros
day maximum 20.00 Euros
lost ticket 20.00 Euros
evening rate 7 pm to 5 am 7.00 Euros
Sunday flat rate 6.00 Euros

Please also use parking possibilities in the Sony Center (entrances Ben-Gurion- and Bellevuestraße) as well as Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (entrance to underground parking on Reichpietschufer) and in the car park on Schöneberger Ufer. All these are public parking areas belonging to the City of Berlin, on behalf of which they are administrated by APCOA Autoparking GmbH.

The public parking areas on Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße (on the western side of the Philharmonie) provide a limited number of identified parking spaces for the disabled. Unfortunately, it is generally not possible to reserve parking spaces.

Philharmonie: Admission

On your ticket you will find detailed information about the block, the staggered admission time and the colour of the path that will lead you to your block. Admission is via various entrances. The walkways and hall entrances throughout the building are coloured - see admission plan:


Seats on the right side of the hall: Enter via the box office foyer
- Path to Block A / B on the right via stairs, box office foyer - green
- Path to Block C, D right via stairs, box office foyer - blue
- Path to block E, F, G, H and K on the right via stairs box office foyer - purple

Seats on the left side of the hall: Enter via the garden and east entrance
- Path to block A and B on the left via stairs outside stairs buffet - red
- Path to block C, D left over stairs outside stairs buffet - yellow
- Path to block E, F, G, H and K left over stairs outside stairs buffet - orange

Please note that late or re-admission is not possible.

Philharmonie: Barrier-free accessibility

If possible, disabled visitors and wheelchair users use the eastern entrance. The elevators may be occupied by a maximum of 2 guests as well as a front of house staff member to guide the elevator.

Philharmonie: In the concert hall

There is no free choice of seats. The staff of the Philharmonie will assign you a seat within your block in the order in which you arrive. Here you will find the hall plan of the Philharmonie.

In order to be able to trace the exact seating position of a concert visitor, notes / pencils are placed on all seats for entering personal data or distributed at the doors to the hall. After the concert, the notes are collected or can be thrown into specially placed boxes.

Concert length

All concerts take place without a break and last about 60 to 90 minutes.


Cloakrooms are not available in any of the concert halls. You can take your jackets and bags up to A4 size with you into the concert halls.


At the moment, there will be no catering on offer in any of the concert halls.

Introduction / Pre-Concert Talks

Concert introductions cannot currently take place at the venue. Nevertheless, you have the opportunity to watch the concert introductions by our dramaturge Steffen Georgi on video a few days before the concert on the concert website. You can find out whether there is a concert introduction on the concert webpages in our concert calendar.


The programmes can be downloaded digitally on the concert webpages of the RSB about two days before the concert and are also available free of charge on the concert evening.

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