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The advent matinee 2015 at the Philharmonic Hall at Munich’s Gasteig music venue
The Munich Symphonic Ensemble (SEM) and the TUMChor choir performed in the Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig in Munich.Image: Andreas Heddergott/TUM

TUM advent matinee and Vivat TUM

A passion for music unites the TUM community. On 27th November 2016, TUM students, alumni, staff members, donors and friends of all ages will come together for the advent concerts in the stunning Philharmonic Hall at Munich’s Gasteig music venue. The Munich Symphonic Ensemble (SEM) performs together with the TUMChor choir. All donations collected at the advent concerts go to the endowment of the TUM University Foundation.

Thank you very much for your donations!

About 170.000 EUR have been donated at the advent concerts in 2016 for the TUM University Foundation. The Foundation supports top-notch young scientists and students.

Advent matinee and Vivat TUM 2016

TUM's president Wolfgang A. Herrmann playing the organ.
Each year, TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann performs a solo on the grand piano or organ as part of the advent matinee.Image: Andreas Heddergott
  • Soloists: Ute Ziemer (Sopran), Martin Platz (Tenor), Wolfgang A. Herrmann (Orgel)
  • Conductor: Felix Mayer, lecturer at the Carl von Linde-Akademie (TUM)
  • TUMChor (Choir of the TUM)
  • Symphonisches Ensemble München (The Munich Symphonic Ensemble)

Musical program

Max Reger (1873–1916)
30 kleine Choralvorspiele, op. 135a
for organ
Nr. 24: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
Nr. 25: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Nr. 29: Wie schön leuchtet uns der Morgenstern

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Suite g-moll
Arranged for orchestra by Max Reger (1873–1916)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
Coronation Anthem, Let thy hand be strengthened, HWV 259
for choir and orchestra

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Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
Ode auf St. Caecilia, KV 592
Arranged by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
for choir, orchestra and soloists

The complete program of the 25th and 50th Anniversary Celebrations and Vivat TUM for Alumni

Singers of the TUMChor choir
The singers of the TUMChor at the 2013 advent matineeImage: Andreas Heddergott

The voices of TUM: TUMChor is composed of members of Munich’s various university choirs, as well as other TUM members that are experienced singers. The 2013 advent matinee was TUMChor's first public performance. The TUMChor

Three violin players of the Symphonic Ensemble during a concert.
The Munich Symphonic Ensemble (SEM) performs in the Philharmonic Hall.Image: Andreas Heddergott

From Mozart to Brahms, piano concertos to symphonies: The Munich Symphonic Ensemble has become a close partner of TUM, playing every year at the advent matinee in the Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig. Munich Symphonic Ensemble

Looking back at previous years


Questions about the advent matinee? E-mail us at: adventsmatinee@tum.de

Questions about the Vivat TUM concert? E-mail us at: alumniundcareer@tum.de