The dresdner motettenchor was founded by Hans-Christoph Rademann in 1996. Since then, the ensemble has offered a good 40 singers artistic challenges alongside their studies and careers. The ensemble has a broad repertoire ranging from works of the early Baroque to the present day, with a special preference for rarely performed choral literature.
Taken over by Matthias Jung in 1998, the choir quickly established itself both inside and outside Dresden's concert scene thanks to its inspiring programmes. Various national successes, such as first prizes at the Saxon Choir Competition, successful participation in the German Choir Competition and first prizes at international competitions in Italy and Hungary, testify to its artistic ambition. In addition, the choir has enthused audiences on international tours to Strasbourg, Austria and Amsterdam.
The dresdner motettenchor has appeared as a guest at the Dresden Music Festival, the International Heinrich Schütz Days and the Bach Festival in Leipzig. Cooperations with the Saxon Vocal Ensemble, the Elbland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virtuosi Saxoniae under the direction of Ludwig Güttler enrich its activities. After the successful recording of Günter Raphael's cycle "Advent and Christmas Carols", the choir released the CD "Requiem" with works by Zdenek Lukáš, Antonín Tučapský and György Orbán in 2012. A premiere recording with choral works by the Irish composer Colin Mawby was released in 2015.
Choirmaster: Matthias Jung
Contact: via the student office (0351) 8 28 26-45 or -46
Rehearsal day: Wednesdays 7 to 10 p.m.
Rehearsal venue: branch "An der Loge" (Bautzner Straße 19, 01099 Dresden)