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Celebrate Bach - Enjoy Leipzig
11.06.-14.06.2021

Services

  • 3 x nights, incl. breakfast from 11 - 14 June 2021 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Leipzig, NH Leipzig Centre or Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig
  • Ticket (price group III) for the Bach Festival Opening Concert on 11 June, 5 pm at St. Thomas Church
  • City walk„Rund um Bach“ ("All around Bach")
  • 1 lunch "Leipzig, the City of Music" in the historic restaurant Barthels Hof
  • City tour by bus to the most beautiful sights outside the city centre
  • Guided boat tour along Leipzig's water ways
  • Transfer back to the city centre
  • Admission to the Bach Museum
  • A tourist map of Leipzig in each room

 

Dates, registration deadline & minimum number of participants

Dates: 11 June - 14 June 2021

Registration deadline: 17 January 2021

The tour is operated with a minimum number of 25 participants

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.

Price

Accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel Leipzig, Augustusplatz 5-6, 04109 Leipzig:
€ 499 per person in a double room
Single room surcharge: € 179

Early arrival from 10.06 or additional nights until 15.06.2021:
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: € 30 per ticket

Accommodation at NH Leipzig Zentrum, Burgplatz 5, 04109 Leipzig:
€ 475 per person in a double room
Single room surcharge: € 165

Early arrival from 10.06 or additional nights until 15.06.2021:
from € 75 per person in a double room
Single room surcharge from € 127

Additional fee for ticket price group II for the opening concert: € 30 per ticket

Accommodation at the Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig, Richard-Wagner-Str. 7, 04109 Leipzig:
€ 475 per person in a double room
Single room surcharge: € 165

Early arrival from 10.06. or additional nights until 15.06.2021:
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: € 30 per ticket

Concert program, opening concert (St. Thomas Church)

J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue C-major, BWV 547 · O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622 · Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 · Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21 · J. Haydn: Symphony f-minor, Hob. I:49

Gerlinde Sämann (soprano), Patrick Grahl (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Ensemble in residence), Direction: Thomas Cantor  Gotthold Schwarz

Concerts are subject to program changes

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.

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

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

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.

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

Bookable additional concerts and prices

11 June 2021, 8 p.m. Goldberg-Variations / Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn-Saal
J. S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen, BWV 988
Sergei Babayan (piano)

Price group II: € 50.00 per ticket incl. commission fee

12 June 2021, 4.30 p.m.: Rosenkranz-Sonatas I / Paulinum – Auditorium and University Church St. Pauli
H. I. F. Biber: Rosenkranz-Sonaten I–V · J. S. Bach: Prélude: Suite d-minor, BWV 1008 · Capriccio B sopra la lontananza del fratro dilettissimo, BWV 992 · Fantasie und Fughetta d-major, BWV 908 ·
Allemanda: Partita d-minor, BWV 1004
Hélène Schmitt (violin), Francisco Mañalich (Viola da gamba), Ján Krigovsky (violon), Bruno Helstroffer (theorbo), François Guerrier (cembalo, organ)

Price group II: € 42.00 per ticket incl. commission fee

12 June 2021, 7 p.m. Bachs Messias 2 / St. Thomas Church
J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Gerlinde Sämann (soprano), Elvira Bill (alto), Tobias Hunger (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), St. Thomas Choir Leipzig, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Ensemble in residence),
Direction: Thomas Cantor

Price group II: € 87.00 per ticket incl. commission fee

13 June 2021, 4.30 p.m. Bachs Messias 4 / St. Thomas Church
J. S. Bach: Es wartet alles auf dich, BWV 187 · Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 45 · Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, BWV 72 · Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen, BWV 48
Ulrich Noethen (narrator), Joanne Lunn (soprano), Alexander Chance (countertenor), Zachary Wilder (tenor), Dominik Wörner (bass), Bach Collegium Japan, Direction: Masaaki Suzuki

Price group II: € 77.00 per ticket incl. commission fee

13 June 2021, 8 p.m. Bachs Messias 5 / St. Nicolas Church
J. S. Bach: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18 · Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen, BWV 81 · Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77 · Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht, BWV 105
Ulrich Noethen (narrator), Solisten, RIAS Kammerchor, The English Concert, Direction: Justin Doyle

Price group II: € 77.00 per ticket incl. commission fee

14 June 2021, 11.30 a.m. Bachs Messias 6 / St. Thomas Church
J. S. Bach: Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 · Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei, BWV 179 · Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49 · Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden, BWV 47
Ulrich Noethen (narrator), Dorothee Mields (soprano), Franz Vitzthum (alto), Daniel Johannsen (tenor), Andreas Wolf (bass), Eric Ericsons Kammarkör, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Direction: Wolfgang Katschner

Price group II: € 77.00 per ticket incl. commission fee

14 June 2021, 2 p.m. Bachs Messias 7 / St. Nicolas Church
J. S. Bach: Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159 · Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182 · Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei, BWV 46 · Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103
Ulrich Noethen (narrator), Daniel Taylor (alto), Benedikt Kristjánsson (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Gaechinger Cantorey, Direction: Hans-Christoph Rademann

Price group II: € 77.00 per ticket incl. commission fee

14 June 2021, 5 p.m. Rosenkranz-Sonatas III / Protestant Kirche
H. I. F. Biber: Rosenkranz-Sonatas XI–XV · Passacaglia g-minor · J. S. Bach: Prélude – Courante – Sarabande – Allemande: Suite G-major, BWV 1007 · Sonate G-major, BWV 1021
Hélène Schmitt (violin), Francisco Mañalich (Viola da gamba), Ján Krigovsky (violin), Bruno Helstroffer (theorbo), François Guerrier (cembalo, organ)

Einheitskategorie: 52,00 € pro Karte inkl. Vermittlungsgebühr

14. Juni 2021, 20.00 Uhr: Bachs Messias 8 / Gewandhaus, Grosser Saal
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew-Passion, BWV 244
Tilman Lichdi (Tenor – Evangelist), Klaus Mertens (Bass – Jesus), Ilse Eerens (Sopran), Maarten Engeltjes (Altus), Nils Giebelhausen (Tenor – Arien), Andreas Wolf (Bass – Arien),  GewandhausKinderchor, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Leitung: Ton Koopman

Price group II: € 97.00 per ticket incl. commission fee

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

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