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Celebrate Bach - Enjoy Leipzig
11.06.-14.06.2020

Experience the opening of the Bach Festival

The crowded and illuminated market square during the Leipzig Bach Festival in the city of music, events, culture
At Bach Festival Leipzig celebrates the well-known St. Thomas choirmaster © Gert Mothes

Unique musical delights in Bach's primary working place

Johann Sebastian Bach lived and worked in Leipzig for 27 years. It was here that he wrote the Johannes and Matthäus passions, the coffee cantatas and many other ecclesiastical and wordly musical pieces. Follow in the footsteps of the great German composer, baroque organ and piano virtuoso in Leipzig on the occasion of the tradition-steeped Bach Festival. See the authentic items from Bach's life in the Bach Museum and enjoy musical masterpieces at the Bach Festival Opening Concert in the famous St. Thomas Church.

Services

  • 3 x nights, incl. breakfast from 11 - 14 June 2020 at NH Leipzig Zentrum, Radisson Blu Hotel Leipzig or Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig
  • Ticket (price group III) for the Bach Festival Opening Concert on 11 June, 5 pm in St. Thomas Church
  • City tour (2 hours, German/English) „Rund um Bach“ ("All around Bach")
  • 1 lunch "Leipzig, the City of Music" (3-course menu, without drinks) in the historic restaurant Barthels Hof after the city tour
  • City tour (2 hours, German/English) to the most beautiful sights in the city of Leipzig
  • 70-min. guided boat tour (German/English) on the Karl Heine Canal and the White Elster after the city tour
  • Admission to the Bach Museum on a day of your choice
  • A tourist map of Leipzig in each room

Dates, registration deadline & minimum number of participants

Dates: 11 June - 14 June 2020

Registration deadline: 24 January 2020

The minimum number of 25 participants is already reached.

Important information: The ticket and hotel room allotments at the above-mentioned prices are limited - we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.

Portrait of renowned composer Johann Sebastian Bach who lived in Leipzig for several years and conducted the St. Thomas Choir in the St. Thomas Church as cantor, music city, culture
© Sepp Beck

Menu "Leipzig, the City of Music" at Barthels Hof restaurant

Steamed char fillet from Wermsdorf
on a bed of cucumber with lemon foam
.***
Medium roasted pork medallion in Barthel's pepper jus
with romanesco florets
and a layered bacon potato cake

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Leipzig Desserts
half a Leipziger Lerche (marzipan pastry) with wild berry ragout
with a Leipziger Räbchen (fried plum and marzipan pastry)

Note: if you would prefer a vegetarian option, please let us know when booking.

Concert program, opening concert (St. Thomas Church)

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue D minor, BWV 538 · Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29 · L. van Beethoven: Mass in C major, op. 86

St. Thomas organist Ullrich Böhme, Julia Sophie Wagner (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo soprano), Martin Petzold (tenor), Andreas Scheibner (bass), St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit, Direction: Thomas Cantor Gotthold Schwarz

Concerts are subject to program changes

Price

Accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel Leipzig, Augustusplatz 5-6, 04109 Leipzig:
€ 429 per person in a double room
Single room surcharge: € 179

Early arrival from 10.06 or additional nights until 15.06.2020:
starting at € 80 per person in a double room
and starting at € 139 per person in a single room

Additional fee for ticket price group II for the opening concert: € 28 per ticket

Accommodation at NH Leipzig Zentrum, Burgplatz 5, 04109 Leipzig:
€ 409 per person in a double room
Single room surcharge: € 159

Early arrival from 10.06
from € 75 per person in a double room
Single room surcharge from € 125

Additional nights until 15.06.2020:
starting at € 65 per person in a double room
and starting at € 105 per person in a single room

Additional fee for ticket price group II for the opening concert: € 28 per ticket

Accommodation at the Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig, Richard-Wagner-Str. 7, 04109 Leipzig:
€ 399 per person in a double room
Single room surcharge: € 150

Early arrival from 10.06 or additional nights until 15.06.2020:
starting at € 70 per person in a double room
and starting at € 120 per person in a single room

Additional fee for ticket price group II for the opening concert: € 28 per ticket

Bookable additional concerts and prices

11 June 2020, 8 pm: Bach's "Hausmusik", Kupfersaal
J. S. Bach: Der Friede sei mit dir, BWV 158, songs and arias from Schemelli's songbook and cantatas as well as chamber music by J. S. Bach
Hana Blažíková (soprano), Stephan MacLeod (bass), Petra Müllejans (violin), Roel Dieltiens (violoncello), Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

Price group I: € 64.50 per ticket incl. commission fee

12 June 2020, 3 pm: Piano recital, Congress Hall at Leipzig Zoo, White Hall
C. P. E. Bach: Concert in C minor, Wq 43 Nr. 4 · L. van Beethoven: Zwei Präludien durch alle Dur-Tonarten, op. 39 · Sonata in C sharp minor, op. 27 No. 2 · J. S. Bach: Toccata D major, BWV 912 · C. Debussy: D’un cahier d’esquisses · for the piano
Michael Rische

Price group I: €41,50 per ticket incl. commission fee

12 June 2020, 8 pm: Roots I: Motetten "habiler Componisten", St. Nicholas Church
J.C. Bach: Fürchte dich nicht · Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeit-lich stirbt · Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf · J. Schelle: Komm, Jesu, komm · J. S. Bach: Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228 · Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV with III 159 · Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 · Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 · J. C. Altnickol: Befiehl du deine Wege
Kammerchor Stuttgart, Direction: Frieder Bernius

Price group II: €65.50 per ticket incl. commission fee

12 June 2020, 10:30 pm: Sonatas and Partitas I, St. Thomas Church
J. S. Bach: Sonate G minor BWV 1001 · Partita H minor, BWV 1002 · Sonate A minor, BWV 1003
Amandine Beyer (Violin – Artist in Residence)

Price group I: €41.50 per ticket incl. commission fee

13 June 2020, 8 pm: Früchte Bachs I: Magnificat doppelt, St. Thomas Church
J. S. Bach: Magnigicat D major, BWV 243 · C. P. E. Bach: Magnificat, Wq 215 (BR-CPEB E 4.2, Hamburger Fassung)
Sophie Junker (soprano), Ambroisine Bré (mezzo-soprano), Margot Oitzinger (alto), Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (tenor), Wiener Kammerchor, Les Talens Lyriques, Direction: Christophe Rousset

Price group II: € 82.50 per ticket incl. commission fee

13 June 2020, 10:30 pm: Sonatas and Partitas I, St. Nicholas Church
J. S. Bach: Partita d minor, BWV 1004 · Sonata C major, BWV 1005 · Partita E major, BWV 1006
Amandine Beyer (Violin – Artist in Residence)

Price group I: €41.50 per ticket incl. commission fee

14 June 2020, 8 pm: Roots V "Auserlesenste Kirchen-Stücke", St. Nicholas Church
H. Schütz: Es steh Gott auf, SWV 356 · J. M. Bach: Die Furcht des Herren · J. C. Bach: Es erhub sich ein Streit · Meine Freundin, du bist schön · D. Buxtehude: Nichts soll uns scheiden von der Liebe Gottes BuxWV 77 · J. S. Bach: Gott ist mein König, BWV 71
Hana Blažíková (soprano), Maarten Engeltjes (countertenor), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Direction: Ton Koopman

Price group II: €82.50 per ticket incl. commission fee

14 June 2020, 10:30 pm: Harpsichord Recital, Federal Administrative Court
J. C. Bach: Prelude in E flat major, BWV Anh. 177/1· J. Pachelbel: Ciaccona D major · L. Marchand: Suite d minor · W. Byrd: Ut re mi fa sol la G major· G. Frescobaldi: Capriccio sopra la Bassa Fiam-menga, F4.05 · J. S. Bach: Fantasie and Fugue A minor, BWV 904 · Toccata D minor, BWV 913 · Toccata D major, BWV 912
Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)
 
Price group I: €49.50 per ticket incl. commission fee

Please let us know what concert(s) you would like to see.

Further information about the Bach Festival Leipzig and the complete programme can be found here.

Note

Tour operator of the listed package tour is Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH, Augustusplatz 9, 04109 Leipzig, Tel. +49 (0)341 7104275, incoming@ltm-leipzig.de.

This offer is subject to both availability during the requested booking period and any price increases implemented by the individual service providers. We are happy to organise a group arrangement for the above offer upon request.

Please note: Effective from 01 Jan. 2019 the city of Leipzig implemented a guest tax of € 3.00 per person and night, payable directly at the hotel. This tax is not included in the price per person mentioned above.

The offer is generally not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. We would be happy to provide you with an alternative offer that is individually tailored to your needs. Please contact us for more information!

The guides tours are bilingual (German/English). Opera performances are with German surtitles.

The tour is operated if a minimum of 25 participants is reached. If this number is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the tour (30 days prior to arrival the latest) or adjust the range of services.

All guests who booked the tour through above mentioned tour operator will take part in the programme (guided tours, meals etc.) together as a group.

Entry requirements EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany. Citizens from non-EU countries can find the current entry and visa regulations here.

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