The kammerchor cantamus dresden chamber choir will perform a programme of sacred or secular German and European choir music highlights from the 16th to the 21st Century.
The choir will perform:
Highlights of European Church Music – Saturday 4 August, time to be confirmed, St George's Church
Highlights of European Music A-Cappella – Saturday 4 August, time to be confirmed, The Star Pitt St.
The chamber choir has its roots in the German city of Dresden and can look back on a history of more than 20 years. Originally founded in 1995 by Martin Lehmann – who currently directs the world renowned Windsbacher Knabenchor – the choir has managed to maintain its high musical quality throughout the years. All of the choir’s active singers can rely on their in-depth musical training; a majority of the male voices drawing their musical expertise from the excellent education during their childhood years in the Dresdner Kreuzchor, one of the most renowned boys’ choirs in the world.
In recent history, after Marcus Friedrich became the choir’s new conductor in 2012, it has developed into a renowned ensemble, which is praised by the public and press alike for its warm and particularly clear sound as well as its stylistic diversity. The choir performs regularly in German musical and cultural hotspots like Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden or Hamburg and is repeatedly invited by important festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein-MusicFestival and the Bachfest Leipzig. Tours have taken the choir to Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain, Poland, Sweden and other European countries. The kammerchor cantamus dresden chamber choir is also the proud winner of multiple international awards and competitions.