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 and Staats- und Domchor Berlin

Five Christmas works to get into the Christmas spirit

Symphony concert Concert with the chief conductor from € 20


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

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

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy “Vom Himmel hoch” – Weihnachtskantate für Sopran, Bariton, gemischten Chor und Orchester

Otto Nicolai Weihnachts-Ouvertüre für Chor und Orchester über den Choral “Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her”


Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor

Sophie Klußmann - Sopran

Alice Lackner - Sopran

Daniel Taylor - Altus

Stefan Gähler - Tenor

Christian Oldenburg - Bariton

Tobias O. Hagge - Basso

Kai-Uwe Jirka - Choirmaster

Staats- und Domchor Berlin

Mitglieder der Singakademie zu Berlin

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Concert with

Concert with

Igor Stravinsky at the RSB

A total of eight concerts in the RSB season 2020/2021, five of which are in the consecutive cycle in the spring of 2021, are dedicated to the music of the Russian cosmopolitan Igor Stravinsky.
Here you will find more information about the consecutive cycle.


Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Pauly

Vladimir Jurowski


Alice Lackner © Thomas Lackner

Alice Lackner


Kai-Uwe Jirka © Promo

Kai-Uwe Jirka


Staats- und Domchor Berlin © Zörnig

Staats- und Domchor Berlin

Ticket information

Wed 23 December 2020 - 7 pm Philharmonie Berlin

  • from € 20
start of ticket sales will be announced

Ticket Sales

It is possible to buy your tickets online at www.rsb-online.de , by telephone, email or in person at our visitor service, or at the daytime or evening box office. Book your tickets until the last working day before the respective concert on our homepage and simply print them out at home in A4-format. Payment is by credit card; a processing fee of 2 € will be charged. This possibility is available for concerts in the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Philharmonie Berlin. All theatre box offices, travel agents and advance ticket sales offices in Berlin and Brandenburg affiliated to “eventim” also sell tickets for concerts by the RSB. The customary advance ticket fees and, where relevant, costs for postage will be charged. The evening box office opens one hour before the concert starts on the day of the concert. If an introductory event is taking place before the concert, the evening box office will open 90 minutes before the concert begins.


Special group rates are available for school pupils and travel groups, companies, societies and major customers. Please contact our visitor service directly if you are interested.

School pupils, trainees and students up to the age of 27, as well as the unemployed, can buy tickets for the RSB's own concerts for 10 € each at the evening box office before the respective concert. This offer applies only when tickets are still available. The organisers take responsibility for the disposition of the tickets. Reductions can be granted only when buying tickets personally and presenting the corresponding documents and personal identification. No more than one reduced ticket per person may be purchased. This ticket is non-transferrable. Severely disabled persons entitled to an escort can address their request for tickets to the visitor service. This service is happy to offer advice regarding the contingent of places available.

Classic Card
› for all those under 30
› Sit in the best seats for one year as from date requested
› Fixed price of 8 € for concerts or 10 € for opera and ballet (depending on availability at the evening box office)
› valid all participating ensembles' own events and venues: RundfunkSinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, Staatsballett Berlin › Monthly bonus and visits to rehearsals, raffle to win a role as an extra etc. › All advantages for only 15 €, further information: www.classiccard.de

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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.


The building opens one hour before the start of concerts.

Barrier-free accessibility

As the Berlin Philharmonic Hall is a listed building, unfortunately it is not fully accessible in all areas. Further information regarding entrances for the disabled, places in the disabled box, and offers of help for the sight and hearing impaired are available on the website of the Philharmonie.

Concert visitors with severely disabled passes marked B will receive a free ticket for their escort when buying a ticket. Our visitor service (link) is happy to assist with any further questions. On site, you can contact the staff of the events service EVENTTEAM, who will be happy to help you in any way.


Please note that visitors may not take large bags, rucksacks or coats into the concert hall with them. However, coats can be handed in, free of charge at the cloakrooms in the foyer or on the first floor opposite Block A right. Please collect your coats and items of luggage as soon as possible after the end of the concert. Personal items which are not collected in good time will be left with the porter at the stage door (in the direction of Potsdamer Platz) and can be collected from there upon presentation of your cloakroom ticket.

There is no fixed dress code for concerts by the RSB. Depending on your taste and how you feel most comfortable, you can attend in suit or evening gown, or in jeans and a T-shirt, for example.


Snacks and drinks are sold in the foyer of the Philharmonie before concerts and in the concert intervals. These can be ordered in advance for the opening of doors and the interval, please ring tel. 030 265 15 24 or via email to gerresheimph@aol.com.
No food or drink may be taken into the concert hall.

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