Knabenchor Dresden (Dresden Boys’ Choir)
With its specific, charming sound, the Knabenchor Dresden has enriched the great choral tradition of Saxony since 1971, making it one of the younger boys' choirs in Germany. Manfred Winter founded the Knabenchor Dresden and led it successfully until Matthias Jung took over in 1998. With the change of leadership, the choir was also affiliated with the Heinrich Schütz Conservatory.
Today, the choir has about 100 boys and young men between the ages of 5 and 39, who make music together in different choir groups. Its repertoire ranges from sacred and secular vocal music of the 16th century to light music of our time. One of the main
of the motets of the 16th to 18th centuries in Central Germany. However, large choral works accompanied by orchestra are also regularly on the programme.
Concert tours take the Knabenchor Dresden to various regions of Germany and Europe, including Belgium, Finland, France, Russia and the three-country region of Austria - Czech Republic - Slovakia. In October 2018, the choir undertook a two-week guest performance tour of China. In addition, the Knabenchor Dresden maintains close contacts with boys' and youth choirs in Germany and abroad. It has been a guest at several renowned festivals, such as the Dresden Music Festival or the MDR Music Summer. At the 58th Music Festival for Youth in Neerpelt (Belgium), the Dresden Boys' Choir won first prize with distinction.
The Knabenchor Dresden is a member of the Association of German Concert Choirs.
Choirmaster: Matthias Jung
Contact: via the student office (0351) 8 28 26-45 or -46
Rehearsal venue: branch "An der Loge" (Bautzner Straße 19, 01099 Dresden)