Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia: Enjoy live music during Holy Week and Easter

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Saxony

Kreuzkirch Dresden

There would be no emotion without the “Passion of Saint Matthew” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Dresdner Kreuzchor – for the last time under the direction of Kreuzkantor Roderich Kreile. Kreile has declared that he has performed this work nearly sixty times in Kreuzkantor’s twenty-five years.

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Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 15, 4 p.m.

Entry:
9 to 54 euros

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a medical mask or a protective FFP2 mask while in church.
There is no obligation.

Dresden Palace of Culture

Dresdner Kammerchor performs “The Passion of Saint Matthew” by Heinrich Schutz under the direction of Hans Christoph Radmann. For this work, Heinrich Schütz set the Passion story for music without instruments, only for cappella chorus. This makes it particularly impressive.

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Holy Saturday, April 16, 10 p.m.

Entry:
10 euro

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a medical mask or FFP2 mask. There is no obligation.

Connoisseurs and early music lovers know that when the Dresden twin city of Wroclaw orchestras give a concert, they combine the irresistible joy of composing music with the highest level of professionalism. And if the works of Jan Dismas Zelenka are also included in the program, then the forecast will be ideal. Zelinka was a Dresden court musician in the 18th century. In recent years, his work has been rediscovered and few have compared it to that of Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Wrocław Baroque and Ensemble Ælbgut Orchestra are played under the direction of Jaroslaw Thiel.

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Holy Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Entry:
25 euro

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a medical mask or FFP2 mask. There is no obligation.

Thomas Church Leipzig

Thomanerchor presents “St Matthew Passion” by Johann Sebastian Bach under the direction of Thomaskantor Andreas Reize.

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Maundy Thursday, April 14 and Good Friday, April 15, each at 7 p.m.

Entry:
Between 34 and 80 euros

Maria and Martha Church in Bautzen

The St. Petri Vocal Ensemble and Dresden Baroque Orchestra perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Passion of Saint John” on historical instruments. The audience has the opportunity to sing along with all the choirs in four parts of writing.

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Maundy Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 15, 2:30 p.m.

King Albert Bad Elster Theater

Concert Principal Quartet Chursächsische Philharmonic playing “The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross” by Joseph Haydn.

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Good Friday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

Entry:
8 euro

Thuringia

Marguerite Guetta Church

Here you can experience Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Passion of St. Matthew” with the 18th century orchestra and Amsterdam a chapel.

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Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.

Bach Church Ernstadt

The Passion of Saint Mark by Johann Sebastian Bach will be presented at the Bach Church in Anstadt. Vocal band Cantos Thuringia sings. The work, first carried out in 1731 in the city of Leipzig Thomaskirche, raises many questions. The original copy is considered lost. A 2010 reconstruction by Jörn Boysen can be heard in Arnstadt.

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Good Friday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

Entry:
Between 10 and 50 euros

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a protective mask and to keep a distance of 1.5 meters whenever possible.

Saint Michael’s City Church of Jena

The Jenna Chamber Orchestra presents “The Passion of Saint John” led by Max Roek.

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Good Friday, April 15, 5 p.m.

City Church of St. Peter and Paul Weimar

The works will be performed by César Franck and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdi. The Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross by César Frank can be heard.

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Good Friday, April 15, 6 p.m.

Entry:
From 7 to 25 euros

Church of the Brethren in Altenburg

Here you can hear Johann Sebastian Bach’s song “Saint John’s Passion” with the Ruthenium Choir and Altenberg Gera Orchestra under the direction of Christian K. Frank.

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Maundy Thursday, April 14 and Good Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Georgenkirche in Eisenach

One of the elements of the Thuringian Bach Weeks program is a concert with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Heinrich Grauen and Georg Philipp Tillmann. The performers are the “Purcell Choir” and the “Orfeo Orchestra” under the direction of Giorgi Vashigi.


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Holy Saturday, April 16, 3 p.m.

Entry:
10 to 50 euros

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a protective mask at concerts and to keep a distance of 1.5 meters whenever possible.

Saxony-Anhalt

Concert Hall Ulrichskirche in Halle

The Robert-Franz-Singa Academy under the direction of Andreas Reuter performs Mass in D Major, Op. 86 by Anton Dvorak.

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Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.

Entry:
18 EUR

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a medical mouth and nose guard on traffic roads and common places.

Magdeburg Cathedral

Organ Barry Jordan plays “The Way of the Cross” by Marcel Dupre.

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Good Friday, April 15, 5 p.m.

Free admission

Easter Holiday

Saxony

Thomas Church Leipzig

Enjoy the service of the Gewandhaus and Thomanerchor Leipzig orchestras under the direction of Andreas Reize. Played by Carl Philippe Emmanuel Bach: “God Has Awakened the Lord” Wq 244.

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Easter Sunday, April 17, 6pm, Thomaskirch

Free admission

Gewandhaus in Leipzig

A Solidarity Concert for Ukraine: A play by the members of “Lords of the Sound” in Kyiv by Antonio Vivaldi, Astor Piazzola, John Williams, Yevhen Stankovic, Miroslav Skorik and Mykola Lysenko.

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Easter Sunday, April 17, 6 p.m., Mendelssohn Hall

Entry:
€30

Corona note:
Obligation to wear a surgical mask or FFP mask, except for the seat

Dresden Palace of Culture

Easter with Chamber Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra. Easter program with works by Schutz, Bach and Handel.

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Easter Sunday, April 17, 6 p.m.
Easter Monday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Entry:
18 to 55 euros

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a medical mask or FFP2 mask. There is no obligation.

Lukas Church in Zwickau

Here you can experience the opera choir and the Clara Schumann Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Jean Michael Horstmann. The program includes works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Jean Desmas Zelinka.

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Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, at 9 p.m.

Thuringia

Theater in Erfurt

The “Face Me” project was awarded the 2020 Thuringian Theater Award. Composed by Michael Krause, electronic music, the sound of the Philharmonic orchestra, and video mapping intertwine to create a striking picture and soundscape.

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Easter Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m.

Entry:
37.50 to 45 EUR

Main State Theater

Here, “La Bohème”, the opera in four scenes by Giacomo Puccini, is performed in Italian with German subtitles.

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Easter Sunday, April 17, 6 p.m.

Entry:
From 12 to 42 euros

Corona note:
It is recommended to voluntarily wear a medical mask, even when sitting.

Musikgymnasium Belvedere Weimar

The Thuringian Bach Festival presents a concert with Christian Bezuidenhout on the harp.

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Easter Sunday, April 17, 5 p.m.

Entry:
From 15 to 40 euros

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a protective mask and maintain a distance of 1.5 where possible.

Saxony-Anhalt

opera hall

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Easter Monday, April 18, 3 p.m.

Entry:
21 to 43 euros

Corona note:
It is recommended to wear a medical mouth and nose guard on traffic roads and common places. Checks are not executed.

Magdeburg Opera House

Don Giovanni directed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is on the program in Magdeburg.

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Easter Monday, April 18, 4 p.m.

Entry:
From 15 to 34 euros

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