Chamber Choir of the Frauenkirche
Since its founding by choirmaster Matthias Grünert in 2005, the Frauenkirche Chamber Choir has won the respect of the Dresden music world. The 30 semi-professional singers focus mainly on the a cappella literature and oratorios of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Sacred choral music is at the heart of a repertoire that includes key a cappella works and most of the choral-symphonic music of the 18th century, including many Bach cantatas and the Masses of Haydn and Mozart. The choir’s main responsibilities are the musical aspect of church services, performances of sacred music on Sundays and concerts in the Frauenkirche. The choir also has the role of an emissary for church music beyond the city of Dresden, with concerts performed not only in the surrounding area but also frequent appearances in France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and Britain.
The Chamber Choir often takes part in recordings for radio and television and attaches great importance to the recording of special works. Since the choir’s CD debut in 2006, eight recordings have appeared. In April, 2016 Haydn's Mass in B flat major became live to cogenetic cuts and will appear in autumn, 2016 in the label Rondeau. For 2017 a live recording of the St John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach is planned by Berlin Classics.
Musikam hab ich allzeit lieb | Martin Luther Lieder im Choral,
Mottete und Geistlichem Konzert
Gunther Emmerlich, recitation
Chamber Choir of the Frauenkirche | Instrumenta Musica
Conductor: Matthias Grünert. Stiftung KIBA, 2015
Information | Sound bites
The Chamber Choir of the Frauenkirche is made up of the following singers:
Louisa Andrews, Norina Bamberg, Lydia Braun, Eva-Maria Clauß, Katinka Edelmann, Susanne Grünert, Ulrike Heindel, Antje Hoehne, Karoline Hübner, Claudia Poppe, Monika Schneider, Christiane Schubert, Milena Schuhmacher, Ulrike Thätner, Beate Zahnert
Christina Albrecht, Susanne Arndt, Dorothea Bleyl, Joshua Garvey, Elisabeth Gruël, Annedor Heidkamp-Schröder, Heidi Herbst, Anke Jana, Claudia Philipp, Cornelia Rabeneck, Grit Schuster-Kosensky, Christiane Sichelschmidt, Cornelia Tschöpe
Olaf Baumgarten, Matthieu Gourdon, Gregor Hirschmann, Florian Kircheis, Christoph Münch, Hans-Martin Sachs, Martin Schulze-Griebler, Jörg Sichelschmidt, Franz Woßlick
Frieder Bamberg, Joachim Bleyl, Jörn Guël, Christoph Hein, Hans-Christian Hoch, Sebastian Hoehne, Michael Kraner, Christian Lotze, Christoph Meißner, Wolf-Ulrich Müller, Boris Rivkin, Rico Wenzel
Become a member of the Choir
Competent singers interested in joining the Choir are welcome to get in touch and attend an audition. Previous choir experience, knowledge of notes and sufficient free time are desirable.