During the Advent and Christmas season the cathedral choirs are in full swing. Because it is precisely then that they are in great demand as cultural figures – even with appearances outside Cologne. But the crowning finale is always the concert in the cathedral.
In December, the four choirs at Cologne Cathedral are known to tackle a tight program. Especially the singers of the girls' choir as well as the boys and gentlemen of the cathedral choir are sometimes in demand throughout the diocese or even beyond. Because vocal music on top level loads itself also the one or other church municipality for a special music benefit in the Advent season already times gladly from the Rhine metropolis in. Then many of the traditional and familiar Advent songs are on the program of the Cathedral musicians: for example, "We tell you of the dear Advent" or "Mary went through a thorn forest", but above all also settings in which both ensembles demonstrate all their skills.