Knabenchor Dresden (Dresden Boys’ Choir)
With its distinct, charming sound, the Dresden Boys’ Choir has been enriching Saxony’s great choir tradition since 1971, making it one of Germany’s newer boys’ choirs. It was founded in 1971 by Manfred Winter, who successfully conducted it until 1998.
Matthias Jung took over in 1998, the same year the Heinrich-Schütz-Konservatorium e. V. association became patron. The HSKD became an independent company in 2018, and the Dresden Boys’ Choir is a permanent fixture in its musical offering.
The choir today comprises some 100 boys and young men aged 5 to 35, who sing in different choir groups. The repertoire ranges from 16th-century spiritual and secular vocal music to modern-day easy listening, though it regularly also features major orchestra-accompanying choral works.
The choir performs concert tours in various regions of Germany and Europe, such as Austria, Poland, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Italy.
It maintains close contact with boys’ and youth choirs within Germany and abroad.
The Dresden Boys’ Choir has been invited to renowned music festivals on a number of occasions, including the Dresdner Musikfestspiele (Dresden Music Festival) and the MDR-Musiksommer.
Choir soloists also feature in opera performances, such as most recently in productions put on by the Staatsoperette Dresden and the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music.
The Dresden Boys’ Choir is a member of the German Concert Choirs Association (Verband Deutscher Konzertchöre).
Choral conductor: Matthias Jung
Contact (Student Affairs Office): (0351) 8 28 26-46
Rehearsal venue: ‘An der Loge’ choir, dance and orchestral centre, Bautzner Strasse 19