Thursday, 07_12_2017 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 2. Abo b | EV
Friday, 08_12_2017 8 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 3. Abo c | EV
Saturday, 09_12_2017 7 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | 2. Abo d | EV

Johann Sebastian Bach

With his cantatas and oratorios, the Leipzig Thomaskantor Johann Sebastian Bach was the ultimate paragon of Protestant liturgical music. At the same time, with works like The Well-Tempered Clavier, The Art of the Fugue and The Musical Offering, he...  more

"Christmas Oratorio" BWV 248 Part I-IV


Ton Koopman, conductor

Born in Zwolle (The Netherlands) Ton Koopman had a classical education and studied organ, harpsichord and musicology in Amsterdam. He received the Prix d‘Excellence for both instruments. Naturally attracted by historical instruments and fascinated by...  more

Christina Landshamer, soprano

Born in Munich, Christina Landshamer studied at the city’s Academy of Music and Drama under Angelica Vogel, and subsequently in Konrad Richter’s recital class and Dunja Vejzović’s soloist class at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in...  more

Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto

On the international concert stage Wiebke Lehmkuhl is a highly sought-after soloist and gives regular guest appearances with major orchestras, for instance the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the Bamberg Symphony, the...  more

Tilman Lichdi, tenor

Tilman Lichdi has established himself as one of the most prominent concert and Lied interpreter of our time. He receives especial praise as ‘Evangelist’ in Bach’s oratorios and passions. For his American debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and...  more

Michael Volle, bass

Michael Volle has established himself as one of the leading baritones. He has been a student of the distinguished singers Josef Metternich and Rudolf Piernay. First permanent engagements at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Bonn and Cologne. From 1999...  more

Philharmonischer Chor München, musical production: Andreas Herrmann

The Philharmonic Chorus of Munich is one of the leading large scale concert choruses in Germany and partner chorus of the Munich Philharmonic. Its repertoire ranges throughout the choral music of every period, from early polyphonic works all the way...  more