The history of the GewandhausChor is closely intertwined with that of the Leipzig Ge wandhausorchester, and can look back on a tradition spanning 145 years. Over the years famous conductors have worked with the ensemble, including the Gewandhaus Kapellmeisters Carl Reinecke, Arthur Nikisch, Franz Konwitschny and Hermann Abendroth, as well as the Leipzig Thomaskirche cantors Karl Straube, Günter Ramin, Kurt Thomas and Erhard Mauersberger. From 1999 to 2007 Morten Schuldt-Jensen led the GewandhausChor, and successfully fulfilled the task entrusted to him by the Gewandhaus management for a successful restructuring of the chorus into an elite ensemble. Starting in the 2007/08 concert season, Gregor Meyer was appointed Artistic Director of the GewandhausChor. He prepares the ensemble’s 40 committed singers for their demanding concert repertoire in two rehearsals a week. The chorus’s repertoire includes a cappella works from all stylistic periods and major symphonic works with chorus, but also gospel and jazz compositions.
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Sacred works for choir
GewandhausChor - Vocalconsort Leipzig - Gregor Meyer, Conductor - Stefan Engels, Organ
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
GewandhausChor - Gregor Meyer, Conductor - Mendelssohnorchester Leipzig