Bach's first cantata year in monthly concerts
As far as we know today, Bach performed almost 60 cantatas in his first year in Leipzig. All works are performed in monthly concerts by internationally renowned ensembles with renowned soloists. Personalities from politics, science and society complement the concerts with short lectures on the subject matter of the works.
28 July 2023 | Thomaskirche | Ælbgut | Tickets
16 August 2023 | Nikolaikirche | With participants of the Summer Class of Freiburger Barockorchester and Vox Luminis | Tickets
29 September 2023 | Thomaskirche | Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, conducted by Thomaskantor Andreas Reize | Tickets
27 October 2023 | Nikolaikirche | Gaechinger Cantorey, Conductor: Hans Christoph Rademann | Tickets
24 November 2023 | Thomaskirche | Amsterdam Baroque Choir & Orchestra, Conductor: Ton Koopman | Tickets
29 December 2023 | Nikolaikirche | Bach Consort Leipzig, Saxon Baroque Orchestra, conductor: former Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz | Tickets
26 January 2024 | St. Thomas Church | Choir and Orchestra capella cracoviensis, Conductor: Jan Tomasz Adamus | Tickets
23 February 2024 | Nikolaikirche | Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Conductor: Hermann Max | Tickets
26 April 2024 | Thomaskirche | Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Conductor: Thomaskantor Andreas Reize | Tickets
24 May 2024 | Nikolaikirche | n.n. | Tickets
Prices: 48 / 36 / 24 / 12 euros each (except 28 July 2023)
Accompanying lecture series
Before each concert, you will learn more about the works performed from Bach’s masterful first cantata year as well as the exact circumstances of Bach’s work in Leipzig: scholars from the Bach Archive Leipzig will provide an insight into the current state of research and get you in the mood for the concert. On each concert day at 6 pm in the historic Summer Hall of the Bach Museum.
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