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Dresdner Kreuzchor: medieval tradition

Dresdner Kreuzchor: medieval tradition

The Dresdner Kreuzchor is the mixed boys' choir of Dresden's Kreuzkirche church, where it still sings Saturday vespers every week. The choir is heard by around 150,000 people every year and the boys attend the church grammar school.

The Kreuzchor originated back in the 13th century as Dresden's counterpart to Leipzig's St. Thomas Choir. It developed from a Latin school, attendance at which was a prerequisite for participation in church services in Latin. Today the choir's repertoire ranges from Schütz and Bach via Haydn and Mendelssohn to Theodorakis and other contemporary composers, and its membership is around 150 boys and young men. The choir often works with the Dresden Philharmonic and the Sächsische Staatskapelle, and it provides soloists for the opera and undertakes concert tours to the Americas and Asia. The school's alumni include the famous singers Peter Schreier and Olaf Bär.

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The Stollenfest makes for an unusual highlight of the Dresden Striezelmarkt.
The Stollenfest makes for an unusual highlight of the Dresden Striezelmarkt. Every year, the members of the Dresdner Stollen protection association bake a huge Stollen, a traditional Christmas cake, which weighs a ton!

Upcoming dates:

07.12.2019

Venue

Stadt Dresden
Altmarkt
01067 Dresden

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

The Dresden Music Festival ranks among the most prestigious festivals for classical music in Europe. Concerts with internationally renowned orchestras and soloists are an essential part of the program that annually presents a pivotal motto.

More than 60 concerts at famous venues in Dresden and its surroundings like the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper and the Palais im Großen Garten as well as new and experimental locations that include factories, museums, churches and places like the university or the fair grounds create an attractive and diverse program. The 2020 Dresden Music Festival takes place from May 12 to June 12.

Upcoming dates:

12.05.2020 - 12.06.2020

Venue

Dresdner Musikfestspiele
Hauptstraße 21
01097 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0) 351 478 56-0
Fax: +49 (0) 351 478 56 23
info@musikfestspiele.com
www.musikfestspiele.com

Organiser

Dresdner Musikfestspiele
Hauptstraße 21
01097 Dresden
Fon: +49 (0)351 478 56-0
Fax: +49 (0)351 478 56 23
info@musikfestspiele.com
http://www.musikfestspiele.com

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

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