800th anniversary of one of the Dresden Kreuzchor
The Kreuzchor originated back in the 13th century as Dresden’s counterpart to Leipzig’s St. Thomas Choir. It developed from a Latin school, attendance at which was a prerequisite for participation in the Latin church services. Today, the choir’s repertoire ranges from Schütz and Bach via Haydn and Mendelssohn to Theodorakis and other contemporary composers, and its membership numbers around 150 boys and young men. The choir often works with the Dresden Philharmonic and the Sächsische Staatskapelle, and it provides soloists for the opera and undertakes concert tours to the Americas and Asia.