The Choir of the Frauenkirche

The warm, expressive sound of the Frauenkirche Choir is compelling. In performing with its various musical partners, it has the ability to reach the hearts of audiences and lend the right musical expression to the words being sung.

Since its foundation by cantor Matthias Grünert in January 2005, the Frauenkirche Choir has developed into a powerful musical ensemble in Dresden’s richly endowed choir scene. 100 ambitious, voluntary singers devote themselves to the many and various musical projects of the Frauenkirche.  

In addition to the regular guest concerts by the Choir in northern and central Germany, there is ongoing musical cooperation with theatres in Bad Elster, Gera and Chemnitz. 

Repertoire

In addition to numerous a cappella motets, the main focus of the repertoire is on choral music of the 19th century, including the requiems of Fauré, Draeseke and Brahms, Mendelsohn’s “Paulus” and “Elias”, Bruckner’s “Te Deum”, the Masses by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Bruckner and Gounod, and Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius”.  

The Choir of the Frauenkirche first appeared in public in February 2006 with a performance of the Brahms Requiem. Since then there have been performances at least twice a year of the great choral symphonic works of the Romantic era. 

Become a member of the Choir

Competent singers interested in joining the Choir are welcome to get in touch and attend an audition. Motivated choir singers who are not able to rehearse and perform on a regular basis may be interested in our project-related opportunities to sing. Contact us for further details.