Christoph Lisberger

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Christoph Lisberger (* around 1570 in Dresden , date and place of death unknown) was Kreuzkantor in Dresden from 1606 to 1612 .

Lisberger attended the Princely School in Pforta from 1584 , where he had music lessons from Sethus Calvisius . In 1588 he was enrolled at the University of Leipzig . How long he studied there and where he then lived is not known. In any case, he worked as a cantor in Pforta in 1599, but lost the position in 1601.

He then went on trips that took him to Vienna, before becoming the successor of Bartholomäus Petermann Kreuzkantor in Dresden in 1606 . After various disputes with the City Council of Dresden, complaints about his conduct of office and life increased from 1609 onwards. Like his predecessor, he was accused of having done his duties "unwillingly", but above all of ineptitude, which ultimately led to his dismissal in 1612. His successor was Samuel Rühling .

A renewed application for the cantor position in 1625 was just as unsuccessful under these circumstances as the one for the cantorate of St. Annen in 1629. One of his own works has come down to us, which apparently dates from around 1625.