Music is an essential part of the church community and is also an enrichment for the Dresden people and the visitors.
World famous ensembles, orchestras and choirs are expected this year again.
Well established series of concerts which already have a tradition like ‘Spiritual music on Sundays’ (every second Sunday 3 pm), the ‘BACHcycle’ (throughout the whole year), the ‘Dresden Organ Cycle’, the ‘Night Organ Music with candlelight’ (during the advent season) are on the program again.
But the church also offers new performances like the ‘Frauenkirchenbachtage’ (2th – 7th October) and the passion series ‘Cross and Resurrection’ performed by the church choir, the chamber choir and the ensemble Frauenkirche under the direction of the choir master and organist Matthias Grünert.
Beside of that the Church of Our Lady will be again one of the venues during the Dresden Music Festival 2012 which will be even opened at the church with a gala concert by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano on 15th May. Moreover, there will be different music performances with outstanding choirs, orchestras and ensembles like the Wiener Sängerknaben, the Camerata Salzburg and the tenor Ian Bostridge.
Last but not least the Frauenkirche offers several extraordinary concerts of soloists like the musicians Alison Balsom (10th November) and Gabor Boldoczki (11th August), the mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova (9th June) and the countertenors Andreas Scholl (22th September) und Bejun Mehta (28th July).
Recommendation: Get to know more about the church itself during the DresdeWalks walking tours which are offered daily at 11 am.