Concert FAQ (Künstlerhaus) 2023


– Further changes possible – stay tuned

Update 01.12.23

ESME Winter Concert
“Sleigh Ride”
Saturday 09 December 2023 at 6pm



Festsaal, Münchner Künstlerhaus

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

11:30 – RABB sound and set-up team arrives (Davy, Elaine, Jess, Richard, Ray: Joao and Daniel arr. asap)

13:15 – RABB arrive to be on stage for sound check 13:20 at the latest

13:40 – Singers arrive – warm up in one of the rehearsal spaces

14:00 – Singers on stage; rehearsal

15:20 – Singers’ transitions

15:25 – Orchestra – set-up and tuning

15:40 – Singers & Orchestra Hallelujah; Singers dismissed

15:55 – 16:10 Orchestra rehearsal Walking in the Air

16:10 – 16:30 Nutcracker Suite (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers)

16:30 – 16:55 Sleigh Ride (percussion be there 16:20)

16:55 – Orchestra dismissed

17:00 – ALL CALL; arrive in concert attire to the Festsaal

17:05 – Group pictures

17:30 – 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.
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 here: Künstlerhaus

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 17:30  on concert day at Künstlerhaus.

After Party:
We have a booking from 20:30  at the Mozart Cafe
Address: Pettenkoferstr. 2, 80336 München

Everyone is welcome
Link – Map and direction

Don’t forget:

  • Orchestra – music stands will NOT be provided, bring your own! and your music must be in a black folder!
  • Singers – you must have your music in a black folder
  • Big Band – Please put your music in a BLACK FOLDER where possible.

Dress Code


  • Men: black trousers, white shirts, black jacket, black shoes; can wear colorful or seasonally themed tie, bow tie or pocket square.
  • Ladies: all black; black shoes; colorful accent.
  • Diverse: Pick your favourite


  • Men: black trousers, white shirts, black jacket, black shoes; can wear colorful or seasonally themed tie, bow tie or pocket square.
  • Women all black, black shoes, colorful accent above the waist and visible from the front.
  • Diverse: Pick your favourite

Big Band

  • Black/ black – burgundy braces/ suspenders; Singers as always – simply look fabulous!

No food or drink will be provided at the venue.

Concert Running Time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission


–  Sleigh Ride – Orchestra

–  Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Orchestra

–  Walking in the Air – Orchestra

–  Waltz of the Flowers – Orchestra

–  Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah -Orchestra & Singers

transition – chairs and music stands off the stage

–  Lux aurumque – Singers

–  Jingle Bell Rock – Singers 

–  Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen (Praetorius) – Singers

–  Ocho Kandelikas – Singers

Intermission – 30 min

–  Variations on Deck the Hall – Singers

–  Angels are Singing – Singers

–  Silent Night – Singers

–  Veni, Veni Emmanuel – Singers

transition – RABB set-up

–  All Of Me – RABB

–  It’s Only a Paper Moon – RABB

–  Feliz Navidad – RABB

–  The Nearness of You – RABB

–  Big Band Christmas II – RABB

Singers + Orchestra + conductors join the RABB on stage for bows

–  Encore – RABB