Concert FAQ (Künstlerhaus)

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



Festsaal, Münchner Künstlerhaus

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

further changes still possible- stay tuned!

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, BB arrives on stage
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
adresse: 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

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!

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

Intermission – 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!

Final – Singers + Orchestra join the RABB on Stage