ST JOHN' s PASSION, BWV 245 (1. Fassung von 1724) by Johann Sebastian Bach
with the ThomanerchoirLeipzig
and the Gewandhausorchestra Leipzig
conducted by Thomaskantor Andreas Reize
Prices € 73,55,45,34
BACHFEST LEIPZIG 8-18 June 2023
"BACH for Future"
Actually, enthusiasts and the curious do not need a special motto to be invited to the Bach Festival (BF). In 1723 Johann Sebastian Bach took up his post as Thomaskantor in Leipzig - this event will be celebrating its 300th anniversary on the 1st Sunday in BF 2023.
All the pieces that Bach put down on paper from 1723 onwards (his passions, cantatas, chamber music works, B minor Mass) are masterpieces of musical quality that get under your skin and are breathtaking!
These works of art remain timeless - they have survived much that is incomprehensible - and have a FUTURE !
Their performing artists, leading for many years or changing genaratively keep his works alive - to take a breath in these difficult times.
"Dona nobis pacem" (Lord, give us peace) in the last movement of his Mass in B minor shows us what we have to work on and learn for the FUTURE.
Secure your tickets, good seats and choice of hotel in good time (advance bookings are now possible!) for a relaxed LEIPZIGER CULTURAL ENJOYMENT.
Call here to buy tickets
HÄNDELFESTSPIELE HALLE (Saale) from May 26-June 11, 2023
Experience at authentic places in the birthplace of G.F.Händel one of his most beautiful and interesting operas.
For the organization of a festival overlap (tickets and hotel accommodation)
to the BACHFEST LEIPZIG (09.-18 June.2023) we have made good experiences in the meantime !
"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
"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
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