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Dresdner Kreuzchor

The Dresdner Kreuzchor is one of the oldest and most famous boys' choirs in the world. Its history goes back to the first mention of the city of Dresden in the early 13th century. One of the most important tasks of the Crucians, even after more than 800 years, is to sing in the liturgical services of the Kreuzkirche on Dresden's Altmarkt. The Dresdner Kreuzchor performs here at vespers and church services and regularly gives concerts with excellent works of sacred music. They form the core of the repertoire and are an expression of the choir's Christian-humanistic character. In addition to important soloists, key artistic partners include the Dresden Philharmonic and the Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden. The Dresdner Kreuzchor also works with early music ensembles such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Academy for Early Music Berlin. The Dresden Kreuzchor's repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to premieres of contemporary works. His extensive artistic work is documented in numerous recordings. In addition to its formative role in musical life in Dresden, the city-based choir has been traveling through Germany and beyond European borders to Israel, Canada, Japan, South America, Korea, China and the USA for almost 100 years. He represents the Saxon state capital as its oldest cultural institution on almost all continents and most recently made his debut at the Shanghai International Arts Festival and together with the Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden at the Salzburg Easter Festival. The choir singers are also regularly engaged as soloists for opera roles. The Kruzians attend the Evangelisches Kreuzgymnasium, one of the oldest schools in Germany, until they graduate from high school. Many Crucians live in the neighboring Alumnat, the choir's boarding school. In addition to normal school life, the singers between the ages of nine and eighteen receive individual singing and instrumental lessons. Their intensive rehearsal work and the unique magic of the boys' voices form the foundation for the international fame of the Dresden Kreuzchor.

concerts featuring Dresdner Kreuzchor