CHRISTMAS ORATORIO Leipzig 2018 at the birthplace of its existing- all six cantatas !
December Fr. 14, 19.00 h, Sa. 15, 17.00 h, Su.16, 17.00 h in St. Thomas Church Leipzig
Bach's classic with the Thomanerchor* and the Gewandhausorchestra, performing at his origin church St.Thomas,where the Thomas cantor J.S.Bach performed it as his premiere 1733/34.
Take a stroll on the big impressive Christmas Market !
Prices from 250,00 €
New Year's Eve in Leipzig 2018
Experience 'seeing the old year out' with the St. Thomas Choir in the St. Thomas Church and the 9 th symphony of L.v. Beethoven in the Gewandhaus Leipzig.
Dec, Th, 29, Fr, 30, Sa.31 - 2018.
' Early bird tickets' (at least 3 months before starting events), make sure for good seats on all days.
from 350,00 €
Johann Sebastian Bach, ST. JOHN'S PASSION, BWV 245
on Thursday.18.04. and Good Friday,19.04. 2019, 19 h in St. Thomas Church Leipzig.
Gewandhaus Orchestra, Thomaner Choir, Dir. Gotthold Schwarz
Robert Schumann, who performed the Passion on April, 13th, 1851 the first time in Düsseldorf: "Do you know the St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach, the so called small one ? Certainly ! But don't you find it more courageous, more powerful, more poetic than the Matthew Passion?"
Make safe of good seats by early booking ! ( Best view on performers € 69.- per ticket)
The historical Easter fair and numerous Easter events draw many visitors to Leipzig.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a court musician for a full 15 years of his professional career: first of all as organist and concertmaster in Weimar (from 1708), then as kapellmeister in Köthen (1717-1723), municipal music director in Leipzig, kapellmeister to the Duke of Weißenfels 1729, and from 1736 court composer to the electors of Saxony Dresden.
In short: the appeal of the works of Bach, court composer, lies in their extreme diversity of form and genre.
The Bachfestival 2019 will be aiming to bring out the "courtly" side of Bach's oeuvre - in four series devoted to his works in Weimar, Köthen, Dresden and Berlin.
Enjoy a BACHFESTIVAL Leipzig 2019 of particular diversity !
Planning and ordering before November 2018 can be of great win: good esats in churches, concert halls, on public stages and a good choice of hotel accommodation within the pedestrian area to handsome and secure prices.
Here preview Bachfest 2019
You can at once order tickets, good seats and reasonable hotel accommodations. Make a booking inquiry which is not obliged to book severely or just phone: +49 (0) 341 23074191
"THE BIG FIVE" were called by big-game hunters for certain animals on Safari-Tours in Africa. They were hunted not only in the first place because of their tallness, but mainly because of their difficult hunting methods and dangerousness.
In Leipzig we want to bring close to you "The BIG FIVE" because of their fame, aura, and their big impression on culture and City life:
1. Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the most brilliant composers in history, living in Leipzig from1723 to 1750.
2. Thomaskirche Leipzig - 800 years Church, School and Boy's Choir.
3. Nikolaikirche - most beautiful and biggest church in Leipzig, starting point of the Peaceful Revolution 1989.
4. Museum in the "Round Corner" - contemporary history in original rooms; how the DDR-citizens overcame their secret police "STASI".
5. Gewandhaus -250 years world-wide top orchestra; the 3 rd building since their foundation in 1743 with impressive architecture, acoustics and exciting famous history.
Visit Leipzigs BIG FIVE- throughout the year possible - 5 days LEIPZIGS BIG FIVE
excl. overnight stays € 350/per person
"We know very little abaout Bach's life. There are only a few facts to go on and our image of him is skewed by statues and paintings of a stern forbidding figure in a frock coat and a powered wig.
And then there is the music.
Bach is still the benchmark, a musical gold standard, the ultimate composer's composor, influencing countless others from Mozart to Mendelssohn, Beethoven to Brahms, etc..."
from youtube, Sir J. E. Gardiner, A passionate life for Bach
"O Leipzig, du boser wurm! Dich wird ein grosses vungluck vbergehen von wegen hurerey, hoffart vnd des wuchers halben. Du bist erger dan Sodoma und Gomorra, darumb wird dich Gott gräülich straffen..."
Thomas Kunat, Famulus Luthers; Luthers Tischreden 5/5633
Martin Luther (middle) of church window of St.Thomas Church Leipzig; right hand: prove of Luther's first sermon there.
500 Years of Reformation., s.a. The Leipzig Debate
In spite of Luther's feeling of doom regarding the immorality of Leipzigs City life, Leipzig as a town of trade fair and a vivid centre of university and spirital life, it has developed into an important economical and intellectual centre: the spirit of reformation, the tradition of free thinking and acting has held on its effects on the 'PEACEFUL REVOLUTION' 1989 in Leipzig.
Experience 2 days of the historic traces of the 'Reformation in Leipzig'
avoid a lot of bus rushes to the 500years jubilee Reformation in Wittenberg 2017
and choose a bus day-trip:
Exclusive Bus day-trip Leipzig - Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Leipzig, incl. all guidances (Schloßkirche,where Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis 1517 at the church door, Museum Lutherhaus, Stadtkirche, Luthereiche, Melanchthonhaus, Leucorea, Marktplatz, Cranachhaus )
for € 150 per pers.
Exclusive Bus day-trip Leipzig - Wartburg.Eisenach - Leipzig, incl. guidances for
€ 150 per pers.
Throughout the year from € 350.- incl. 3 overnight stays and breakfast
Unforgettable Leipzig - one weekend
Experience a weekend or a few days - put together your own highlights !
Price p.p.in DR from 270,00 € , in SR from 310,00 €
Leipzig - City of Politics and Music
Experience a long weekend and the 150th anniversary on the trails of historical places of the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany )the peacefully reunification of Germany (1989 Nikolaikirche), J.S.Bach and other great events, also by bike possible. A free dating is also possible.
And have you ever heard of Leipzig - Musikstadt von Welt (Leipzig as one of the most important 'Town of Music' where all developed thorughout the centuries since Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
starting at 270,00 € / p.person