Concert FAQ (Künstlerhaus)

ESME Winter Concert
“Christmas in Munich”
Sunday 04 December 2022 at 4pm


Despite the Bavarian government relaxing the COVID regulations recently, we all agree that it is in our best interests to not be singing/ blowing in a confined space with a confirmed COVID infection (with or without symptoms. As such we would like to ask all concert participants (not audience members) to do a COVID-19 rapid test (“lateral flow test”) before arriving a the venue to reduce the risk of spreading the virus at our event. We will be doing this on trust and do not expect any written confirmation, but are sure you all agree that this makes sense. Many thanks!


Festsaal, Münchner Künstlerhaus

**ALL performers are expected to attend their ensemble rehearsal. Please note your ensemble’s arrival time.

09:30 – Most motivated orchestra members arrive to set up the stage

10:00 – Orchestra is ready to start rehearsing (set up and tuned) — don’t forget your stands

11:00 – Singers arrive – warming up in one of rehearsal spaces

11:15 – Singers join the Orchestra on stage for the Night of Silence,

11:35 – Orchestra and Singers transitions, Orchestra dismissed

12:35 – rehearsal of Christmas in L.A – with Ray, Daniel and Gianvito

13:00 – Singers dismissed, Big Band setup team arrives
14:00 – Big Band on stage for sound check

14:50 – ALL CALL; arrive in concert attire to the Festsaal
15:00 – Group pictures
15:30 – Doors open

Where: Festsaal, Münchner Künstlerhaus
Lenbachplatz 8, 80333 München
Location on google map

The entrance to the Künstlerhaus is around the corner from L’Osteria – on the left side of the building- in Maxburgstraße
Walk diagonally across the courtyard to the main door.
The Festsaal is upstairs.

Your Belongings: Please take ALL of your things (instruments, bags, etc.) to the Festsaal when you arrive in the morning.
We will have access to the Room Club 1 (3rd Floor, 6 levels up, there is a lift), but there are no private rooms for changing.
Come as concert-ready as possible.

More details at

Nearest Public transport:
S-Bahn, U4 and U5 to Karlsplatz (Stachus)
Tram 19 from Hauptbahnhof to Lenbachplatz
Vinci Park Garage im Oberpollinger, Maxburgstraße,

Tickets are on sale:
There are discounts for children and students.

If any tickets are still available, there will be an Abendkasse opening at 3pm on concert day at Künstlerhaus.

After Party:
We have a booking from 18:30  at the City lounge
Address: Sonnenstraße 5, 80331 München
Everyone is welcome
Link – Map and direction; 

Don’t forget:

  • Orchestra – music stands will be provided and your music must be in a black folder!
  • Singers – you must have your music in a black folder
  • Big Band – generic music stands (from orchestra) – we do NOT have the Sax RABB stands.
    Please put your music in a BLACK FOLDER where possible.

Dress Code
* Men: black trousers, white shirts, black jacket (preferred), black shoes; Women: all black
* colorful accent (not white); women can also wear colorful shoes, men can wear colorful or seasonally themed tie, bow tie or pocket square.

* Men: black trousers, white shirts, black jacket, black shoes; Women all black, black shoes
* colorful accent (not white); women should wear accent above the waist and visible from the front, men can wear colors or seasonally themed tie, bow tie or pocket square.

  • No food or drink will be provided at the venue. The venue will operate a bar, but it will not be on our schedule!

Big Band

Black/ black – burgundy braces/ suspenders; Caroline and Chris just look fabulous!

Concert Running Time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission


Symphony no. 9 in C major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Palladio – Concerto grosso for string orchestra , I.  Allegretto – Karl Jenkins

Night of Silence – Daniel Kantor, arr. by John Ferguson

Song of the Shepherds (Larson) – music by  Robert Larson

Gläns över sjö och strand (Sund) – Viktor Rydberg, Alice Tegnér, arr. Robert Sund

Wonderful Peace / Jul, Jul, Strålande Jul – Gustaf Nordqvist, arr. Dan Davison

Interval – 30 min

A Coventry Carol – traditional English Carol, arr. Chris Lawry

Angel Song II – Will Todd

Christmas in L.A. – Jack Stratton, arr. Mark Brymer

 A selection of your favourite Christmas tunes (and more) with our Resident Alien Big Band!

Singers + Orchestra join the RABB on Stage