Dresden Philharmonic Choir

Dresden Philharmonic Choir © Nikolaj Lund

Dresden Philharmonic Choir © Nikolaj Lund

The Dresden Philharmonic Choir is regularly in concert with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by its principal and guest conductors; it nurtures collaborations with other ensembles and orchestras; and gives guest performances at A cappella performances both inside and outside of Dresden. Concert tours have taken the choir through the whole of Germany and abroad; live recordings for broadcast and CD soundtracks bear testimony to the diversity of assignments the ensemble is involved in. In 1989, the choir was the recipient of the city of Dresden’s Art Award. The choir’s history chronicles more than 500 performances, with some 150 choral-symphonic works, oratories and concertante operas. In excess of

70 composers are represented covering all eras. Also currently at the focal point of the Philharmonic Choir’s repertoire is classical-romantic choral-symphonic music,

which constitutes an essential part of the history of philharmonic choirs, but which at the same time also represents a new challenge for every choir singer over and over again. What is more, the encounter with as yet unknown repertoires will prove to be an exciting challenge for the Philharmonic Choir. The choir practises twice a week; voice training which takes place parallel to this is the basis for a high level of performance.