Musical Discoveries for Children and Young People

Many programmes offered by the Frauenkirche aim at stimulating the interest and enthusiasm of young audiences for classical music. These are targeted at specific age groups and invite young audiences to join with others in discovering the fascinating world of music.

Four family concerts are designed for children aged five and over to give them their first taste of church music. The programme entitled The Musical Class Room is directed at those in primary school. Concert and discussion sessions are designed for young people in the age group 14-18 (German school grades 8-12).

Sacred Music for Young Ears

"Sacred Music for Young Ears" describes four family concerts for children aged between 5 and 12. The concerts are arranged by Frauenkirche organist Samuel Kummer and Frauenkirche cantor Matthias Grünert. Each session lasts one hour and the children are introduced to entertaining pieces of music specially selected for young audiences.  

Sunday | 26th of January 2020 | 3.30 p.m.
»Bach in Dresden«
ensemble frauenkirche dresden
conducter Frauenkirche cantor Matthias Grünert
presenter Juri Tetzlaff

Sunday | 8th of March 2020 | 3.30 p.m.
»A house full of instruments - the organ«
Organ Frauenkirche organist Samuel Kummer
presenter Stephan Bischof

Fryday | 10th of July 2020 | 8 p.m. (children between 7 and 10 years)
Fryday | 10th of July 2020 | 9.30 p.m. (children between 10 and 14 years)
»KlangRäume – RaumKlänge«
Evening discoveries for young listeners

The Musical Classroom

This programme is aimed at children in Grade 3 (aged approx. 8-9) and is a joint project organised by the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation and Dresden School Concerts. In the Frauenkirche lower church, young listeners meet together with musicians who each introduce a specific instrument.

(For instructional reasons, attendance at this programme is restricted to participants from the respective school classes). 

Dates in 2019

Tuesday & Wednesday | 5th & 6th of November| 8.45 & 10.30 a.m.
Information about the event at www.dresdnerschulkonzerte.de

Dates in 2020

Tuesday & Wednesday | 3ed & 4th of March | 8.45 & 10.30 a.m.
Information about the event at www.dresdnerschulkonzerte.de

Tuesday & Wednesday | 3ed & 4th of November | 8.45 & 10.30 a.m.
Information about the event at www.dresdnerschulkonzerte.de

Concert and Discussion for Young People

The concert and discussion series is designed by the Frauenkirche for students aged approximately 14 – 18 and aims to pass on the manifold message of church music to the next generation. The programmes place a conscious emphasis on communication and are intended to awaken the curiosity of young people for themes which are not usually high on their agendas and to show how timeless and relevant the texts are and how powerful and emotional compositions can sound.

Friday| 13th December 2019 | 4 p.m.
»Christmas oratorio for young listeners«
Soloists | Sächsisches Vocalensemble | Virtuosi Saxoniae
conductor Ludwig Güttler
presenter Milko Kersten

Tuesday| 23th March 2020 | 9 a.m.
»Mozart in Dresden«
ensemble frauenkirche dresden
conducter Frauenkirche cantor Matthias Grünert
presenter Juri Tetzlaff

These programmes are supported by the Kulturstiftung Dresden of the Dresdner Bank.