Chor und Orchester

Haydn's Creation

Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Thomanerchor as guests at the Dresden Kulturpalast


Sunday | 3/17/2024
6:00 pm Start of Concert

The concert introduction in the event hall of the Central Library (1st floor) begins one hour before the concert.
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
9 € for students
29 € for Dresden-Pass

About the Concert

Like the Kreuzchor, the Thomanerchor Leipzig is one of the world's most renowned boys' choirs. It is making its first guest appearance in the new concert hall and, together with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, is bringing a work that ranks among the highlights of classical music. Even its premiere was a unique success with audiences. No wonder, if one thinks alone of the description of chaos at the beginning, which precedes the creation of light in the Bible. And how effective it is when, in the middle of the somber, quiet rumble of the music to the words "Let there be light!" the orchestra suddenly bursts into full volume and radiant C major. Sometimes, even today, the lights in the hall go on exactly at this point! The work is not lacking in effects, but it impresses above all by its musical language, with which Haydn tells The Creation of the World. No minute is too long...

At the invitation of the Dresden Philharmonic.


Joseph Haydn
"Die Schöpfung" Oratorium für Soli, Chor und Orchester


Andreas Reize
Samantha Gaul
Kieran Carrel
Dominik Wörner
Thomanerchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Andreas Reize

Andreas Reize comes from a church- and music-loving family in Solothurn, Switzerland. He was a singer in the choir of St. Ursus Cathedral and decided to become a conductor during his time in the boys' choir.

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Kieran Carrel

Concert performances this season include Bach’s Weinachtsoratorium with both L’arte del Mondo at the Dresden Frauenkirche and a five-concert tour with La Chapelle Harmonique including a performance at Versailles; a performance in the Berlin Philharmonie of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, which will also be recorded, and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with the Thomanerchor Leipzig.

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Dominik Wörner

The bass-baritone Dominik Wörner studied church music, musicology, harpsichord, organ and singing in Stuttgart, Fribourg and Bern. His main teacher in singing was Jakob Stämpfli. He completed the master class for Lied with Irwin Gage in Zurich with distinction.

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Thomanerchor Leipzig

The history of the THOMANERCHOR Leipzig spans more than 800 years, making it the oldest cultural institution in the city of Leipzig.
In 1212, at the Imperial Diet in Frankfurt, Emperor Otto IV confirmed the foundation of the Augustinian Canons' Monastery of St. Thomas, which had been initiated by Margrave Dietrich the Distressed of Meissen. The monastery included a monastery school, which was intended to educate the next generation of clerics, but soon became accessible to boys who did not live in the monastery.

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