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Bach Festival 2023 - The Opening Weekend

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300 Years of Bach in Leipzig - The Opening Weekend

Every year in June, the city of Leipzig honours its important Thomaskantor Johann Sebastian Bach with the Bach Festival. In doing so, it follows a tradition of cultivating Bach that was already established by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. In 2023, the focus will be on the 300th anniversary of Bach's appointment as Thomaskantor. The opening concert in the Thomaskirche is the starting signal for the music highlight in Leipzig in 2023.


Thursday, 8 June 2023
- Arrival
- 5 pm Bach Festival Opening Concert with the Thomanerchor and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in St. Thomas Church
- 7.30 pm Dinner "Leipzig, the City of Music" in the historic restaurant Barthels Hof

Friday, 9 June 2023
- OPTIONAL: 5 pm Best of the Annual Cycle of Cantatas 1 in St. Nicholas Church

Saturday, 10 June 2023
- 2 pm guided motorboat tour (in German) on Leipzig’s water ways
- OPTIONAL: 7 pm Albert Lortzing: Undine - Romantic magic opera in four acts

Sunday, 11 June 2023
- Departure

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