Gewandhaus Youth Choir

The Gewandhaus Youth Choir can already look back with pride on its first exciting decade of music making. Founded on the initiative of former members of the Gewandhaus Children's Choir, it forms a valuable link between the children’s ensemble and the predominantly adult Gewandhaus Choir. Initially numbering eight members, the Choir has developed into an ensemble comprising approximately 40 young singers ranging in age from 14 to 25. The musical direction lies in the hands of Frank-Steffen Elster, Director of the Children’s Choir, thus ensuring a compelling continuation of the young adults’ vocal development.

In the 2017/18 season, the Choir gave its first full, independent concert in the Gewandhaus and also provided the musical foundation for one programme of the Gewandhaus spielt Kino (Gewandhaus plays Cinema) series at the Schaubühne Lindenfels. Subsequent projects have included a programme comprising settings by various composers of texts by Shakespeare, and a concert celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schumann. The Youth Choir’s performances have now established themselves as an integral element of the Gewandhaus’s choral concert series.

The Youth Choir actively contributes to Leipzig’s musical life beyond the Gewandhaus. It appears regularly as guest choir at the Motette performances in St. Thomas’s Church, it has performed at the opening of the Schumann Festival, joined other choirs for the closing gala concert of Leipzig’s Jewish Week, and has even featured onstage in the production of Nackter Wahnsinn – Was ihr wollt at Leipzig’s Central Theatre. Concert tours have taken the Gewandhaus Youth Choir across Germany and to South Tirol, Austria.

Highlights of recent seasons include performances with the Gewandhausorchester at the Klassik airleben open-air concerts in Leipzig's Rosental Park, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, as well as repeated appearances at the Leipzig Bachfest. The Choir’s first concert at the world’s leading festival celebrating the music of J.S. Bach took place in 2015 in conjunction with the German-Chinese Choral Academy under the direction of Hermann Max, followed in 2018 by the collaboration with the German-American youth choir and orchestra academy b@ch für uns! This project brought the Choir together with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra under Federico Cortese and thus for the first time beyond Europe's borders, the young adults from both countries spending a week together in Boston und Leipzig respectively.

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Constanze Wolff

Leiterin Chorbüro

Phone +49 341 1270-381
Fax +49 341 1270 380
Mail Constanze.WolffnoSpam@gewandhaus.de

Sat

11. Dec 2021

20.00
Großer Saal

Es gilt die 2-G-Regel. Ticketverkauf ab dem 15.10.2021, für Gewandhausorchester-Card-Inhaber ab 01.10.2021 / keine Ermäßigung im Rahmen der Gewandhausorchester Card

Musical works of Georg Friedrich Händel , Johann Sebastian Bach

Sat

05. Feb 2022

16.00
Großer Saal

Musical works of Manfred Züghart , Wolfgang König

Musik entdecken Chöre

Chor-Familienkonzert

War einmal ein Bumerang ...

GewandhausKinderchor, Frank-Steffen Elster Leitung, Mitglieder des Gewandhausorchesters, Walter Zoller Klavier, Malte Arkona Moderation

Musical works of Manfred Züghart , Wolfgang König

Studierende des Kunstpädagogischen Instituts der Universität Leipzig entwickeln gemeinsam mit Schülerinnen und Schülern des Gymnasiums Eutritzsch eine interaktive Ausstellung zum Konzert, zu der wir 1 Stunde vor Konzertbeginn alle Konzertbesucher herzlich einladen.

Price: 20 EUR
Flex Price: 22 EUR
Ermäßigung für Berechtigte, Kinder bis 12 Jahre 10 EUR

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Sparkasse Leipzig und der Leipziger Stadtbau AG

Organizer: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Sat

05. Mar 2022

20.00
Mendelssohn-Saal

Ticketverkauf ab 15.02.2022, für Gewandhausorchester-Card-Inhaber ab 01.02.2022

Franz Schubert — Winterreise D 911 (Bearbeitung für Singstimme, zwei Akkordeons und Chor von Gregor Meyer)

Sun

27. Mar 2022

16.00
Großer Saal

Ticketverkauf ab 15.02.2022, für Gewandhausorchester-Card-Inhaber ab 01.02.2022

Lieder für die »ganz Kleinen« von Gerhard Schöne u. a. – gemeinsam musiziert von Gerhard Schöne, dem GewandhausKinderchor und Instrumentalisten

Sat

09. Apr 2022

20.00
Mendelssohn-Saal

Ticketverkauf ab 15.02.2022, für Gewandhausorchester-Card-Inhaber ab 01.02.2022

Chormusik zur Passionszeit

Chöre

Chorkonzert

»Ich steh an deinem Kreuz«

GewandhausJugendchor, Frank-Steffen Elster Leitung

Chormusik zur Passionszeit

Price: 12 EUR
Flex Price: 13 EUR
Ermäßigung für Berechtigte
Ticketverkauf ab 15.02.2022, für Gewandhausorchester-Card-Inhaber ab 01.02.2022

Organizer: Gewandhaus zu Leipzig