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June 2015

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Friday, 2015/06/12

No 1 Opening concert
17:00 pm | Nikolaikirche

- J. S. Bach: Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 903
- J. S. Bach: Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn, BWV 119
- G. Neubert: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (Première)
- F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser, op. 42, MWV A 15

Nikolaikantor Jürgen Wolf (organ), Ute Selbig (soprano), Britta Schwarz (alto), Patrick Grahl (tenor), Jochen Kupfer (baritone), Thios Omilos, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Händelfestspielorchester Halle, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

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No 2 Großes Concert
20:00 pm | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal

- G. Verdi: Stabat mater
- G. Verdi: Te Deum
- G. Rossini: Stabat mater

Maria Agresta (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Dmitry Belosselsky (bass), MDR Rundfunkchor, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Gewandhauskapellmeister Riccardo Chailly

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No 3 Sino-German choral academy »b@ch for us!«
21:00 pm | Markt | BACHmosphere

- J. S. Bach: Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten, BWV 214
- F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser, op. 42, MWV A 15
- J. Haydn: Der Sommer (Ausschnitte), aus: Die Jahreszeiten, Hob. XXI: 3
- J. H. Schein: Unser Leben währet siebnzig Jahr
and further works

Solisten, Chor des Institus für Musikpädagogik des Zentralkonservatoriums Beijing, GewandhausKinder- und Jugendchor, Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig, direction: Hermann Max
Entrance free

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No 4 Bach on Air
22:00 pm | Markt | BACHmosphere

Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig
Entrance free

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No 5 Bach - Reflections in Jazz
22:30 pm | Moritzbastei | BACHmosphere

obo Stenson Trio: Bobo Stenson (piano), Anders Jormin (bass), Jon Fält (drums)

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Saturday, 2015/06/13

No 6 General Meeting
9:00 am | Thomaskirche, Gemeindesaal

An event of the Neue Bachgesellschaft e. V. (with invitation only)

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No 7 Matins
9:30 am | Nikolaikirche

Kammerchor Josquin des Préz, direction: Philipp Goldmann

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No 8 Lecture
11:00 am | Altes Rathaus

»So glorious you stand, dear city« - Musical life in Leipzig (lecture in German)

Prof. Dr. Peter Wollny

Entrance free

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No 9 The cellist from Venice
11:00 am | Stadtbibliothek Leipzig, Grassi-Raum | b@ch for us

- J. S. Bach: Suiten für Violoncello (Ausschnitte), BWV 1007-1012

Ditta Rohmann (violoncello - 2nd Prize at the International Bach Competition Leipzig 2012), Maja Chrenko (story teller)

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No 10 Excellent I
11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse

Works by cantors of St. Thomas’s Church

Anna-Lena Perenthaler (violoncello - 1st Prize at the International Competition »Musica Antiqua« Brügge 2014), Andreas Küppers (harpsichord

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No 11 Bach out and about I
12:00 pm | ab Thomaskirche

Concert trip to St. Peter’s Church in Leipzig and the church ruin in Wachau - Baroque musical sound in Neo-Gothic ruins

Erik Demel (organ), Barocktrompeten Ensemble Berlin

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No 12 Motet
15:00 pm | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Ein ungefärbt Gemüte, BWV 24

Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme, amici musicae, Chor & Orchester Leipzig, direction: Ron-Dirk Entleutner

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No 13 BachGames on market square
15:00 pm | Markt | BACHmosphere

Outstanding participants of the BachGames 2014 presents the programmes »Bach«

Dub-Step-Projekt »respect the bass«, Dieci Esaltanti

Entrance free

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No 14 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 140

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No 140 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 15 Organ concert
17:00 pm | Nikolaikirche

Roads to Bach

- N. Grigny: Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux
- Anonymus: Chaconne g-Moll
- J. A. Reincken: An Wasserflüßen Babylon
- J. S. Bach: Partita d-Moll, BWV 1004
- J. S. Bach: Toccata und Fuge d-Moll, BWV 565

Tamamo Saito (violin), Nikolaikantor Jürgen Wolf (organ)

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No 16 Organ concert
17:00 pm | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal

À gusti italiano

- J. G. Walther: Konzert h-Moll
- J. S. Bach: Sonate G-Dur, BWV 530
- J. S. Bach: Konzert C-Dur, BWV 594
- J. L. Krebs: Fantasia à gusto italiano, Krebs-WV 422
- J. S. Bach: Toccata C-Dur, BWV 564

Gewandhausorganist Michael Schönheit

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No 17 Leipzig Bach cantatas
20:00 pm | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille, BWV 120
- J. S. Bach: Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben, BWV 109
- J. S. Bach: Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70
- J. S. Bach: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34

Hanna Zumsande (soprano), Elvira Bill (mezzo soprano), Manuel König (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Kölner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum, direction: Peter Neumann

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No 18 Bach on Air
21:00 pm | Markt | BACHmosphere

Surprise artists will enchant visitors to the Bach Festival.

Entrance free

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No 19 Night music
22:30 pm | Bundesverwaltungsgericht

- J. S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen, BWV 988

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

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Sunday, 2015/06/14

No 20 Service
9:30 am | Nikolaikirche

- J. Kuhnau: Gott sei mir gnädig nach deiner Güte

Solisten, Leipziger Oratorienchor, Neues Leipziger Barockensemble, direction: Gunter Berger

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No 21 Service
10:00 am | Markt

- J. S. Bach: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2

Solist des Thomanerchores (alto), Tobias Hunger (tenor), Stephan Heinemann (bass), Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

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No 22 Service in the new Trinity Church
11:00 am | Katholische Propsteikirche

Vokal- und Instrumentalensemble der Propsteigemeinde, direction: Propsteikantor Stephan Rommelspacher

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No 23 Matinée concert
11:00 am | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal

- A. Pärt: Swan Song
- A. Pärt: Passacaglia
- A. Pärt: Fratres
- J. S. Bach: Konzert a-Moll, BWV 1041
- A. Pärt: La Sindone

and further works by A. Pärt

Anne Akiko Meyers (violin), MDR Sinfonieorchester, direction: Kristjan Järvi

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No 24 University Service
11:15 am | Nikolaikirche

- J. S. Bach: Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin, BWV 144

Capella St. Pauli, Universitätsorganist Daniel Beilschmidt, Solisten, cantores lipsienses, Pauliner Barockensemble, direction: Universitätsmusikdirektor David Timm

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No 25 Excellent II
11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse

Works by J. S. Bach, G. Ligeti, R. Schumann and J. Brahms

Johannes Pennetzdorfer (viola - 2nd prize at the Max Rostal Competition 2012), Mischa Meyer (violoncello), Caspar Frantz (piano)

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No 26 Sino-German choral academy »b@ch for us!«
15:00 pm | Thomaskirche | b@ch for us

- J. S. Bach: Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten, BWV 214
- F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser, op. 42, MWV A 15
- J. Haydn: Der Sommer (Ausschnitte), aus: Die Jahreszeiten, Hob. XXI: 3
- J. H. Schein: Unser Leben währet siebnzig Jahr

and further works

Solisten, Chor des Institus für Musikpädagogik des Zentralkonservatoriums Beijing, GewandhausKinder- und Jugendchor, Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig, direction: Hermann Max

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No 27 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 270

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No 270 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 28 Funeral music by J. S. Bach and W. A. Mozart
18:00 pm | Nikolaikirche

- J. S. Bach: Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl, BWV 198
- W. A. Mozart: Requiem d-Moll, KV 626

Solisten, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, direction: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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No 29 Evening Service
18:00 pm | Thomaskirche



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No 30 Light and darkness
20:00 pm| Michaeliskirche | Ensemble in residence

- J. S. Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1
- S. Schleiermacher: Des klagenden Rufes glänzender Puls
- W. F. Bach: Lasset uns ablegen die Werke der Finsternis, Fk 80 (BR-WFB F 1)
- S. Schleiermacher: Der schreitende Klang, verdunkelt vom Licht
- J. S. Bach: Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6

Hana Blazíková (soprano), Kamila Mazalová (alto), Václav C(ízek (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704, direction: Václav Luks

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No 31 Bach on Air
21:00 pm | Markt | BACHmosphere

Trio Elf: Gerwin Eisenhauer (drums), Walter Lang (piano), Sven Faller (bass), Mario Sütel (sound design)

Entrance free

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Monday, 2015/06/15

No 32 Matins
9:30 am | Lutherkirche

Thomanerchor Leipzig, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

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No 33 Bach out and about II
9:30 am | ab Thomaskirche

Organ trip to Merseburg - On »Romanesque Road«

Denny Wilke

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No 34 forum thomanum day
11:00 am | forum thomanum

After the matins, guided tours of the campus and other events will take place throughout the day. (Meeting point: Lutherkirche)

Entrance free

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No 35 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 350

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No 350 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 36 Prayers for peace
17:00 pm | Nikolaikirche

»Sing unto the Lord a new song (for he has done marvelous things)!«

Lead by Gustav-Adolf-Werk e. V.

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No 37 forum thomanum concert
18:00 pm | Lutherkirche

Singing together with members of St Thomas Boys choir

Entrance free

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No 38 Zimmermann’s coffee house
20:00 pm | Altes Rathaus

- J. S. Bach: Sinfonia D-Dur, BWV 1045
- C. P. E. Bach: Konzert Es-Dur, Wq 2
- J. B. Bach: Ouvertüre D-Dur
- J. S. Bach: Konzert a-Moll, BWV 1044
- J. F. Fasch: Konzert D-Dur, FWV L: D3

Leipziger Barockorchester, direction: Konstanze Beyer (violin)

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No 39 Organ concert
20:00 pm | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Präludium und Fuge e-Moll, BWV 548
- J. S. Bach: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653
- J. S. Bach: Sonate d-Moll, BWV 527
- J. S. Bach: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
- J. S. Bach: Präludium Es-Dur, BWV 552/1
- J. S. Bach: Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot, BWV 678
- J. S. Bach: Wir gläuben all an einen Gott, BWV 680
- J. S. Bach: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682
- J. S. Bach: Fuge Es-Dur, BWV 552/2

Michael Radulescu

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No 40 Foot prints - Modern music in Leipzig
20:00 pm | GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Works by H. Eisler, F. Schenker, M. K. C(iurlionis, S. Schleiermacher, E. Denissov, S. Thiele und L. Janác(ek

Andreas Seidel (violin), Ralf Mielke (flute), Steffen Schleiermacher (piano, presentation)

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Tuesday, 2015/06/16

No 41 Julius, the flute player
9:00 am | Krystallpalast Varieté | b@ch for us

Works by J. S. Bach, R. Hirose, H. Isaac, A. de Cabezón a. o.

Flautando Köln: Katharina Hess (recorder), Susanne Hochscheid (recorder), Ursula Thelen (recorder), Kerstin de Witt (recorder)

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No 40 Foot prints - Modern music in Leipzig
20:00 pm | GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Works by H. Eisler, F. Schenker, M. K. C(iurlionis, S. Schleiermacher, E. Denissov, S. Thiele und L. Janác(ek

Andreas Seidel (violin), Ralf Mielke (flute), Steffen Schleiermacher (piano, presentation)\

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No 42 Matins
9:30 am | Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche

- J. Schelle: Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir

Bach Consort Leipzig, direction: Gotthold Schwarz

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No 43 Julius, the flute player
10:30 am | Krystallpalast Varieté | b@ch for us

Works by J. S. Bach, R. Hirose, H. Isaac, A. de Cabezón a. o.

Flautando Köln: Katharina Hess (recorder), Susanne Hochscheid (recorder), Ursula Thelen (recorder), Kerstin de Witt (recorder)

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No 44 Great moments in Leipzig’s musical history I
11:30 am | Universität Leipzig, Felix-Klein-Hörsaal

The 17th century: From Schein to Kuhnau

Entrance free

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No 45 Bach out and about III
12:00 pm | ab Thomaskirche

Organ trip to Zschortau and Möckern - The Leipzig university organ builders Scheibe and Schweinefleisch

Espen Melbø, Holm Vogel

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No 46 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 460

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No 460 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 47 Organ music
17:00 pm | GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente

Clavier-Übung

Sebastian Küchler-Blessing (organ - 2nd Prize at the International Bach Competition Leipzig 2012, harpsichord, grand piano forte)

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No 48 Bach - African Reflections
18:30 pm | Zoo, Haupteingang | BACHmosphere

6.30 pm: Guided tour of the Zoo - 7.30 pm: end of the tour at the Kiwara Lodge - 8.30 pm: jazz concert at the Kiwara Lodge

Gasandji & Ensemble

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No 49 Latin church music by Bach and Zelenka
20:00 pm | Nikolaikirche | Ensemble in residence

- J. S. Bach: Messe F-Dur, BWV 233 - J. S. Bach: Sanctus D-Dur, BWV 238 - J. D. Zelenka: Missa omnium sanctorum, ZWV 21 Hana Blazíková (soprano), Kamila Mazalová (alto), Václav C(ízek (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704, direction: Václav Luks

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No 50 Foot prints - Modern music in Leipzig
20:00 pm | GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Works by E. Schulhoff, H. Heyer, E. Krenek, F. Petyrek, J. Weyrauch, W. Lutos?awski, A. Schnittke, W. Niemann and H. Erhardt

Josef Christof (piano), Sonia Achkar (piano), Steffen Schleiermacher (piano, presentation)

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Wednesday, 2015/06/17

No 51 Au clair de la lune
9:00 am | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal | b@ch for us

- J. S. Bach: Suiten für Violoncello (Ausschnitte), BWV 1007-1012

Sarah Schenke (puppeteer), Frank Schenke (puppeteer), Christoph Schenker (violoncello)

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No 52 Matins
9:30 am | Peterskirche

MDR Kinderchor, direction: Ulrich Kaiser

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No 53 Au clair de la lune
11:00 am | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal | b@ch for us

- J. S. Bach: Suiten für Violoncello (Ausschnitte), BWV 1007-1012

Sarah Schenke (puppeteer), Frank Schenke (puppeteer), Christoph Schenker (violoncello)

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No 54 Great moments in Leipzig’s musical history II
11:30 am | Universität Leipzig, Felix-Klein-Hörsaal

»certainly a greast musician but no school teacher«: J. S. Bach as cantor, kapellmeister and director musices

Entrance free

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No 55 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 550

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No 550 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 56 General Meeting
16:00 pm | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal

An event of the association of the Friends of the Bach Archive Leipzig (with invitation only)

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No 57 Organ music
17:00 pm | Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche

Nicolas Berndt (2nd Prize at the Silbermann Organ Competition Freiberg 2013)

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No 58 Academy concert
19:00 pm | GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente

Works by J. S. Bach, M. Hoffmann, A. Vivaldi a. o.

Zimelien-Ensemble Leipzig: Konstanze Beyer (violin), Mechthild Karkow (violin), Susanne Scholz (violin)

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No 59 Leipzig church music from the 18th and 21st century
20:00 pm | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgendein Schmerz sei, BWV 46
- S. König: Haddock (premiere)
- J. S. Bach: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74
- D. Smutny: Ricercar

Solist des Thomanerchores (soprano), Susanne Langner (alto), Martin Petzold (tenor), Markus Flaig (bass), Thomanerchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Weimar, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

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Thursday, 2015/06/18

No 60 Musical Service
9:30 am | Katholische Propsteikirche

- J. Eccard: Missa »Mon coeur se recommende à vous«
- J. S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Opella Musica, direction: Gregor Meyer

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No 61 Bach out and about IV
9:30 am | ab Thomaskirche

Organ trip to Ponitz - Renaissance and Baroque treasures

Christoph Beyrer

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No 62 Bach - Greatest Hits and the »Coffee Cantata«
10:00 am | Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn-Saal | b@ch for us

- J. S. Bach: Air, aus: Ouvertüre D-Dur, BWV 1068
- J. S. Bach: Toccata d-Moll, BWV 565/1
- J. S. Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude, aus: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
- J. S. Bach: Ouvertüre h-Moll, BWV 1067
- J. S. Bach: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211

and further works

Kammeroper Dresden, Ostsächsisches Kammerorchester, Thomas Ender

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No 63 Great moments in Leipzig’s musical history III
11:30 am | Universität Leipzig, Felix-Klein-Hörsaal

After Bach: The development of a modern city of music between 1750 and 1800

Entrance free

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No 64 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 640

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No 640 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 65 Organ music
17:00 pm | Thomaskirche

Albrecht Koch

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No 66 Bach’s first Leipzig Passion
20:00 pm | Nikolaikirche

- J. S. Bach: Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, (Fassung 1725)

Thomas Hobbs (tenor - Evangelist), Florian Boesch (bass - Jesus), Dorothee Mields (soprano), Damien Guillon (altus), Sebastian Kohlhepp (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass), Collegium Vocale Gent, direction: Philippe Herreweghe

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No 67 Großes Concert
20:00 pm | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal

- S. Rachmaninow: Jugendsinfonie d-Moll
- S. Rachmaninow: Vocalise, op. 34 Nr. 14
- S. Rachmaninow: Der Fels, op. 7
- S. Rachmaninow: Sinfonie Nr. 1 d-Moll, op. 13

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Gewandhauskapellmeister Riccardo Chailly

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No 68 Music by waits and violinists
22:30 pm | Altes Rathaus

Sonatas, intradas, canzonas and further works by J. C. Pezel, J. H. Schein, S. Scheidt, J. Rosenmüller, G. Reiche, J. C. Horn and J. S. Bach

Musica Fiata, direction: Roland Wilson (cornett)

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No 69 Bach - Reflections in Jazz
22:30 pm | Moritzbastei | BACHmosphere

Émile Parisien (saxophone), Vincent Peirani (accordeon)

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Friday, 2015/06/19

No 70 From head to fingers ...
9:00 am | Alte Handelsbörse | b@ch for us

Or: how live music was made at the time of Bach

Ensemble all’improvviso: Martin Erhardt (recorder), Michael Spiecker (violin), Miyoko Ito (viola da gamba), Christoph Sommer (lute, guitar), Nora Thiele (percussion)

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No 71 Matins
9:30 am | Michaeliskirche

- J. Schelle: Herr, lehre uns bedenken

Ensemble der Abteilung Alte Musik der Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Gundula Anders (preparation), Susanne Scholz (preparation)

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No 72 Bach out and about V
9:30 am | ab Thomaskirche

Organ trip to Meissen - The beautiful sound of Meissen china

Carmen Wutzler (organ), Sabine Zschuppe (recorder, transverse flute)

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No 73 Seminar
9:30 am | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal

Bach’s oratories (Friday: 9.30-11.30 am, Saturday: 9.30-11.30 am) - Prof. Dr. Peter Wollny, Bach-Archiv (in German)

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No 74 From head to fingers ...
11:00 am | Alte Handelsbörse | b@ch for us

Or: how live music was made at the time of Bach

Ensemble all’improvviso: Martin Erhardt (recorder), Michael Spiecker (violin), Miyoko Ito (viola da gamba), Christoph Sommer (lute, guitar), Nora Thiele (percussion)

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No 75 Excellent III
11:30 am | GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente

Works by G. Böhm, D. Buxtehude and J. S. Bach

Jean-Christophe Dijoux (harpsichord - 1st Prize at the International Bach Competition Leipzig 2014)

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No 76 Great moments in Leipzig’s musical history IV
11:30 am | Universität Leipzig, Felix-Klein-Hörsaal

»I have always envied Leipzig its music«: Musical life in the 19th century

Entrance free

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No 77 Awarding of the Bach Medal of the City of Leipzig
15:00 pm | Altes Rathaus

Entrance free

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No 78 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 780

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No 780 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 79 Motet
18:00 pm | Thomaskirche

Motets by J. F. Doles, W. Weismann, J. H. Schein, G. Trexler and M. Reger

Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme, capella vocalis Leipzig, direction: Veit-Stephan Budig

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No 109 Opening of the exhibition
18:00 pm | Museum der bildenden Künste

Good neighbours. 25 Leipzig collections in the Museum for visual arts = special exhibition on the occassion of Leipzig’s millenium

Entrance free

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No 80 Concertante church music
20:00 pm | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75
- J. S. Bach: Konzert d-Moll, BWV 1043
- J. S. Bach: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11

Solisten, Chor und Orchester der Royal Academy of Music, London, und der Juilliard School, New York, Rachel Podger (concertmaster), direction: Masaaki Suzuki

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No 81 Brandenburg Concertos I
20:00 pm | Altes Rathaus

- J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 5 D-Dur, BWV 1050
- J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 6 B-Dur, BWV 1051
- J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 2 F-Dur, BWV 1047
- J. S. Bach: Non sa che sia dolore, BWV 209
- J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 4 G-Dur, BWV 1049

Maria Keohane (soprano), Concerto Copenhagen, direction: Lars Ulrik Mortensen

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No 82 Großes Concert
20:00 pm | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal

- S. Rachmaninow: Jugendsinfonie d-Moll
- S. Rachmaninow: Vocalise, op. 34 Nr. 14
- S. Rachmaninow: Der Fels, op. 7
- S. Rachmaninow: Sinfonie Nr. 1 d-Moll, op. 13

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Gewandhauskapellmeister Riccardo Chailly

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No 83 Bach - Reflections in Jazz
22:30 pm | Moritzbastei | BACHmosphere

radio.string.quartet.vienna: Bernie Mallinger (violin), Igmar Jenner (violin), Cynthia Liao (viola), Asja Valcic (violoncello)

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Saturday, 2015/06/20

No 84 Matins
9:30 am | Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche

- J. S. Bach: Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim, BWV 89

Solisten, Kantorei der Ev. Reformierten Kirche zu Leipzig, Orchester am Fürstenhof, direction: Christiane Bräutigam

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No 85 Excellent IV
11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse

- J. S. Bach: Partita d-Moll, BWV 1004

and further works

Seiji Okamoto (violin - 1st Prize at the International Bach Competition Leipzig 2014), Ein Begleiter (harpsichord)

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No 86 Bach out and about VI
12:00 pm | ab Thomaskirche

Concert trip to Wermsdorf - From Leipzig into the world

Espen Melbø (organ) - amarcord: Wolfram Lattke (tenor), Robert Pohlers (tenor), Frank Ozimek (baritone), Daniel Knauft (bass), Holger Krause (bass)

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No 87 The King’s Musketeer
14:30 pm | Zoo, Entdeckerhaus Arche | b@ch for us

Works by J. S. Bach, J.-P. Rameau, G. P. Telemann, H. I. F. von Biber

Ensemble Noema

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No 88 Motet
15:00 pm | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott, BWV 139

Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme, Solisten, Valparaiso University Chorale, Leipziger Barockorchester, direction: Christopher M. Cock

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No 89 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 890

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No 890 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 90 Automated Bach
15:30 pm | GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente

Concert with introduction and demonstration of historical music boxes (with English translation)

Dr. Birgit Heise

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No 91 Promenade Concert
17:00 pm | Innenstadt

Four concerts, lasting approx. 30 min., will all start at the same time and will be repeated several times. During the breaks visitors can walk to the next station and thereby arrange their afternoon individually. Concert venues will be announced at the start of the Bachfest.

Stipendiaten von Live Music Now Leipzig e. V.

Entrance free

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No 92 Organ concert
17:00 pm | Nikolaikirche

Bach and Mendelssohn

Felix Gubser

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No 93 Gellert’s Fables
18:00 pm | Schumann-Haus | b@ch for us

A family event with music

Dietmar Schulze (narrator), Ulrike Richter (presentation)

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No 94 Leipzig cantatas of homage
20:00 pm | Peterskirche

- J. S. Bach: Schleicht, spielende Wellen, und murmelt gelinde, BWV 206
- J. S. Bach: Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten, BWV 214
- J. S. Bach: Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten, BWV 207

Solisten, Leipziger Universitätschor, Pauliner Barockensemble, direction: Universitätsmusikdirektor David Timm

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No 95 Brandenburg Concertos II
20:00 pm | Altes Rathaus

- J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 3 G-Dur, BWV 1048
- J. S. Bach: Konzert F-Dur, BWV 1057
- J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 1 F-Dur, BWV 1046
- J. S. Bach: Ich bin in mir vergnügt, BWV 204
- J. S. Bach: Sinfonia G-Dur, aus: Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte, BWV 174

Maria Keohane (soprano), Concerto Copenhagen, direction: Lars Ulrik Mortensen

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No 96 Organ concert
20:00 pm | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal

1000 years of Leipzig - organ music from city of Bach

- S. Schleiermacher: Klangstarre
- J. Kuhnau: Biblische Sonate Nr. 1 C-Dur
- J. Weyrauch: Partita über das Michaelislied »Unüberwindlich starker Held«
- J. S. Bach: Präludium Es-Dur, BWV 552/1
- J. S. Bach: Vor deinen Thron tret ich, BWV 668
- J. S. Bach: Fuge Es-Dur, BWV 552/2
- S. Karg-Elert: O Gott, du frommer Gott, op. 65 Nr. 43
- S. Karg-Elert: Sollt ich meinem Gott nicht singen, op. 65 Nr. 22
- S. Karg-Elert: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, op. 65 Nr. 51
- M. Reger: Fantasie und Fuge über B-A-C-H, op. 46

Gewandhausorganist Michael Schönheit, Mitglieder des Gewandhausorchesters Leipzig

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No 97 Night music
22:30 pm | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230
- J. H. Schein: Wende dich, Herr, und sei mir gnädig
- J. H. Schein: Da Jakob vollendet hatte
- J. H. Schein: O Herr, ich bin dein Knecht
- J. H. Schein: O Herr Jesu Christe
- J. H. Schein: Die mit Tränen säen
- H. Schütz: Die mit Tränen säen, SWV 378
- H. Schütz: Verleih uns Frieden genädiglich
- Gib unsern Fürsten, SVW 372
- H. Schütz: Unser keiner lebet ihm selber, SWV 374
- H. Schütz: Herr, auf dich traue ich, SWV 377
- H. Schütz: So fahr ich hin zu Jesu Christ, SWV 379
- J. S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Motets by H. Schütz, J. H. Schein and J. S. Bach

Sette Voci: Dorothee Mields (soprano), Kristen Witmer (soprano), Margot Oitzinger (alto), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Ageet Zweistra (violoncello), Lorenzo Feder (organ), direction: Peter Kooij (bass)

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Sunday, 2015/06/21

No 98 Service in the order of Bach’s time
9:30 am | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21

Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme, Gesine Adler (soprano), Tobias Hunger (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

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No 99 Service
9:30 am | Nikolaikirche

- J. S. Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
- J. S. Bach: Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BWV 135
- J. S. Bach: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

Solisten, BachChor an der Nikolaikirche Leipzig, Festivalorchester Leipzig, direction: Nikolaikantor Jürgen Wolf

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No 100 Service in the new Trinity Church
11:00 am | Katholische Propsteikirche

Propstei-Chor, Propstei-Orchester, direction: Propsteikantor Stephan Rommelspacher

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No 101 Leipzig School
11:00 am | Bundesverwaltungsgericht

Songs by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, C. and R. Schumann as well as E. Grieg

Julia Sophie Wagner (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano), Rainer Strecker (narrator)

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No 102 »La Spagna«
11:00 am | Salles de Pologne

Works by D. Ortiz, F. de la Torre, J. A. Dalza, C. Festa, H. Isaac, J. des Préz, G. Ebreo da Pesaro a. o., which were inspired by the dance tune »La Spagna«

Capella de Ministrers, direction: Carles Magraner (viola da gamba)

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No 103 University Service
11:15 am | Nikolaikirche

- J. S. Bach: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 59

Solisten, Leipziger Universitätschor, Pauliner Barockensemble, direction: Universitätsmusikdirektor David Timm

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No 104 Excellent V
11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse

Works by J. S. Bach and J. Brahms

Hilda Huang (piano)

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No 105 Concert with Bach’s Collegium musicum
15:00 pm | Nikolaikirche | Ensemble in residence

- J. B. Bach: Ouvertüre e-Moll
- G. F. Händel: Armida abbandonata, HWV 105
- J. S. Bach: Konzert E-Dur, BWV 1042
- J. S. Bach: Geschwinde, geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201

Raffaella Milanesi (soprano), Hana Blazíková (soprano - Momus), Terry Wey (altus - Mercurius), Krystian Adam (tenor - Tmolus), Václav C(ížek (tenor - Midas), Jan Martiník (bass - Phoebus), Lisandro Abadie (bass - Pan), Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704, Helena Zemanová (concertmaster), direction: Václav Luks

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No 106 Your Servant, Johann Sebastian Bach
15:00 pm | Krystallpalast Varieté | b@ch for us

A »concert theatre« production for children aged 8 and over and for adults, based on a play by Geert Kimpen. (in German)

J. S. Bach: Parts of secular and sacred cantatas and orchestral works

Kinder- und Jugendtheater Speyer: Angelika Baumgartner (actor), Marie-Sophie Caspar (actor), Christian Birko-Flemming (actor), Uwe Heene (actor), Götz Valter (actor), Nicole Schneider (costumes), Kai Auffenfeld (set design, light design), Matthias Folz (director) - Michaelis Consort

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No 107 Führung auf Deutsch
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

English tour: see No 1070

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No 1070 Guided tour in English
15:00 pm | Bach-Museum

Tour of the permanent exhibition

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No 108 Closing concert
18:00 pm | Thomaskirche

- J. S. Bach: Messe in h-Moll, BWV 232

Christina Landshamer (soprano), Anke Vondung (alto), Daniel Johannsen (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, direction: Hans-Christoph Rademann

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685, O.S.31 March 1685, N.S. - 28 July 1750, N.S.) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France.

Revered for their intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty, Bach's works include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Partitas, The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass in B minor, the St Matthew Passion, the St John Passion, the Magnificat, the Musical Offering, The Art of Fugue, the English and French Suites, the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, the Cello Suites, more than 200 surviving cantatas, and a similar number of organ works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, and the Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes and Organ Mass.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected throughout Europe during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the main composers of the Baroque style, and as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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Leipzig is, with a population of over 504,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Pleisse, White Elster and Parthe. Leipzig is well-known for its university and its trade fair. Germany's first labor party was founded in the city. Leipzig's name is derived from the Slavic word Lipsk, which means "settlement where the linden trees (US; lime trees in UK) stand".

Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750, conducting the St. Thomas Church Choir, at the St. Thomas Church, the St. Nicholas Church and the Paulinerkirche, the university church of Leipzig (destroyed in 1968).

The Bach-Archiv for documentation and research of life and work of Bach and also of the Bach family was founded in Leipzig in 1950 by Werner Neumann. The Bach-Archiv organizes the prestigious International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, initiated in 1950 as part of a music festival marking the bicentennial of Bach's death. The competition is now held every two years in three changing categories. The Bach-Archiv also organizes performances, especially the international festival Bachfest Leipzig (de) and runs the Bach-Museum.

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So glorious you stand, dear city!
Bishop Thietmar of Merseburg immortalised the town of »urbe libzi« in his chronicle in the year 1015. The Bachfest will be joining in the celebrations surrounding the millennium of this first documentary record of Leipzig. The cantata »Praise, o Jerusalem, the Lord«, from the libretto of which the Bachfest 2015 motto is taken, was written in August 1723 for the church service honouring the election of the city council. With this song of praise to the »dear city«, Johann Sebastian Bach’s librettist is not just referring to the »Holy City«; with subtle ambiguity he also refers to the sovereignty and governmental responsibility of the new authority, whom God has put in place.
The programme of Bachfest 2015 will be marked in a great variety of ways by musical works that were composed in the »dear city«, or which have a direct link to its continuously pulsating musical scene. The St Thomas’s Boys Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the cantor of St Thomas’s Georg Christoph Biller, the President of the Bach Archive Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and the music director of the Gewandhaus Riccardo Chailly, look forward to playing host to some excellent musicians and ensembles from Germany and abroad: Collegium Vocale Gent under the baton of Philippe Herreweghe, Masaaki Suzuki with the graduates of the London Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School New York, Gächinger Kantorei conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann, our ensemble-in-residence, Collegium 1704, conducted by Václav Luks, and many more besides.
In 2015, the church of St Nicholas’s in Leipzig, or Nikolaikirche, will be celebrating its 850th anniversary – reason enough to move the opening concert by St Thomas’s Boys Choir to the place where the cantata honouring the election of the city council, »Praise, o Jerusalem, the Lord«, was originally performed under Bach’s conductorship. To you, our friends and guests, we present it also as a song of praise to our »glorious«, »dear city«, and to set the mood for a Bachfest Leipzig 2015 that is full of promise.

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