Chor und Orchester

Dresden Kreuzchor at the Kulturpalast

Dresden's famous boys' choir with Schubert's Mass in A flat major and Poulenc's Gloria.

5/25

Saturday | 5/25/2024
7:30 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 young people
29 € for Dresden-Pass

5/26

Sunday | 5/26/2024
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 young people
29 € for Dresden-Pass

About the Concert

There is much that is unusual about Schubert's Mass in A flat major. He worked on it for a whole three years, which is unusually long for Schubert. There was also no commissioner, as was usually the case at the time. And finally, the key is astonishing: A-flat major hovers between tragedy and melancholy on the one hand and radiant festivity on the other. The music has something of all this, and perhaps that is why this mass is so popular.
The Dresdner Kreuzchor thus returns to the Dresden Kulturpalast and continues the great tradition of joint concerts with the Dresden Philharmonic.

As part of the Dresden Music Festival

Program

Franz Schubert
Messe As-Dur für Soli, Chor und Orchester

Francis Poulenc
Gloria für Sopran, Chor und Orchester

Contributer

Martin Lehmann
Conductor
Patrick Grahl
Tenor
Anna Lucia Richter
Sopran
Elsa Benoit
Sopran
Klaus Häger
Bass
Dresdner Kreuzchor
Dresdner Philharmonie

Biographies

Martin Lehmann

To this day, the office of Kreuzkantor is one of the most honourable and prestigious offices in Protestant church music. The 29th Kreuzkantor after the Reformation has been Martin Lehmann since 2022.

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Patrick Grahl

Born in Leipzig, Patrick Grahl was initially a member of the St. Thomas Boys' Choir under Georg Christoph Biller, where he subsequently also received his vocal training at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Academy of Music under Berthold Schmid and completed his studies with the master class examination (with distinction).

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Anna Lucia Richter

"Richter's voice has a warm, sensuous sound that is multi-dimensional, without heaviness, with impressively effortless breath control" (BBC Music Magazine, "Brahms with character and chemistry" October 2022).

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Elsa Benoit

Elsa Benoit received vocal and piano lessons at a young age and took her first steps on stage as a member of the Rennes and Angers-Nantes opera choirs while studying musicology. She then graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree.

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Dresdner Kreuzchor

The Dresden Kreuzchor is one of the oldest and most famous boys' choirs in the world. Its history dates back to the first mention of the city of Dresden in the early 13th century. Even after more than 800 years, one of the Crucians' most important tasks is to sing in the liturgical services of the Kreuzkirche on Dresden's Altmarkt. Here the Dresden Kreuzchor performs at vespers and church services and regularly gives concerts of outstanding works of sacred music. They form the core of the repertoire and are an expression of the choir's Christian-humanist character. Apart from important soloists, the choir's main artistic partners are the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. The Dresdner Kreuzchor also works with early music ensembles such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. The repertoire of the Dresdner Kreuzchor ranges from the Renaissance to world premieres of contemporary works. His extensive artistic output is documented in numerous recordings.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top Class!

Top class!
That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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