Houston Saengerbund presents German Christmas Concert

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German Christmas Concert
Photo courtesy of Houston Saengerbund

The German Christmas Concert will include beautiful, traditional songs sung in German: Engelbert Humperdinck’s Abendsegen, selections from J.S. Bach’s Cantata 142, O Tannenbaum, Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging, Kommet ihr Hirten, as well as favorite carols for an audience sing-a-long.

Ensemble pieces in English include Carol of the Bells and Winter Song; in Latin; Veni, Veni Emmanuel and In Dulci Jublio. In Spanish: Riu Riu Chiu. Also featured will be soloists in excerpts from Händel’s Messiah and Schubert’s Ave Maria.

After the concert, guests will be led up a staircase to an enchanted forest with twinkling lights for an elaborate reception featuring traditional German treats: Lebkuchen, Spekulatius, and fat gingerbread men. For thirst, try the holiday punch, or the famous “Feuerzangenbowle” - a traditional German alcoholic drink for which a rum-soaked sugar cone is set on fire which then drips into the hot mulled wine. Beer, wine, and mineral water will also be available.

Event Details



First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1311 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004


Ticket Info

Admission is free.