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
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
29 € for young people
29 € for Dresden-Pass
7 € for Last Minute

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
Schloßstr. 2, 01067 Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
29 € for young people
29 € for Dresden-Pass
7 € for Last Minute

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
Elsa Benoit
Soprano
Anna Lucia Richter
alt
Patrick Grahl
Tenor
Klaus Häger
bass
Dresdner Kreuzchor
Dresdner Philharmonie

Biographies

Martin Lehmann

Martin Lehmann has been the 29th Kreuzkantor since fall 2022, making him one of the most renowned positions in Protestant church music. He was a Crucian himself in his childhood and youth and later studied choral and orchestral conducting in Dresden. As assistant to Hans-Christoph Rademann at the Dresden Chamber Choir, he gained important experience during his studies. After working in Leipzig and Wuppertal, he took over the direction of the Windsbach Boys' Choir for ten years in 2012.

 

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Elsa Benoit

The French soprano Elsa Benoit began her career in 2011 at the Dutch National Opera Academy in Amsterdam and subsequently in the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera. She had permanent engagements at the Klagenfurt Theatre and in the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera before deciding to go freelance in 2021. In the 2023/24 season, in addition to the concert with the Dresden Philharmonic, she will be a guest at the Cologne Opera and several times with the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Anna Lucia Richter

Anna Lucia Richter comes from a traditional family of musicians and has established herself internationally as a versatile and versatile mezzo-soprano in the fields of song, opera and concert. Her voice, which skilfully combines baroque lightness with romantic drama, as well as her dramatic power open up a wide-ranging repertoire from Bach to Rihm. International appearances at opera houses and concert halls as well as numerous CD recordings bear witness to this.

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Patrick Grahl

Patrick Grahl was initially a member of the St. Thomas Boys' Choir and then studied singing, also in his home city of Leipzig. During his studies, the tenor already gained experience on the opera stage. In 2016, he was awarded 1st prize at the Leipzig Bach Competition, which opened doors for him as an oratorio and concert singer. He has already worked with conductors such as Daniele Gatti, Manfred Honeck, Ton Koopman, Andrew Manze, Omer Meir Wellber and Hans-Christoph Rademann. 

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Klaus Häger

The baritone Klaus Häger has been active on stages around the world for over 30 years, and the great works of Bach and Mozart's operas have always been at the center of his artistic work. Collaboration with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, René Jacobs and Helmuth Rilling shaped his artistic career. He has been a professor of singing in Rostock since 2004.

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Dresdner Kreuzchor

The Dresden Kreuzchor is one of the oldest and most famous boys' choirs in the world. Even after more than 800 years, one of its most important tasks is to sing in the liturgical services of the Kreuzkirche on Dresden's Altmarkt, where it performs in vespers and church services and regularly gives concerts with outstanding works of sacred music. In addition, the Kruzianer, who have been singing under the direction of Martin Lehmann since 2022, regularly go on tours at home and abroad as cultural ambassadors for Dresden.

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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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