Gewandhaus Choir

The Gewandhaus Choir boasts an enviable 150-year history, during which it has always been closely allied to the Gewandhaus Orchestra. The Choir has continually performed under the leading conductors of the day, including such celebrated maestri as the Gewandhauskapellmeister Carl Reinecke, Arthur Nikisch, Franz Konwitschny, Hermann Abendroth, Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt and Riccardo Chailly, as well as the Cantors of St. Thomas's, Karl Straube, Günter Ramin, Kurt Thomas and Erhard Mauersberger.

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Gewandhaus Children´s Choir

Thanks to its high musical demands and consistent nurturing of young talent, the Gewandhaus Children's Choir, founded in 1973, has acquired an international reputation as one of the finest and most successful children's choirs in Germany. Membership of the Choir, winner of the City of Leipzig's Art Prize, has long since been regarded as an indication of exceptional musical understanding and talent.

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