Experience music

Leipzig A World-Class City of Music Experience the fascinating power of music

Gewandhaus concert hall Leipzig – where music calls the tune 3

Gewandhausorchester – a world-renowned ensemble 4

Leipzig – a superlative artistic experience 5

Johann Sebastian – his heirs, his followers 6

Mahler, Bach, Mendelssohn, Wagner. Music Festivals in 2021/22. 8

Experience authentic historic places 12

Leipzig Music Trail 14

Organ building and BurgenLandKlänge I Leipzig Region 16

Event highlights 18

Travel offer 20

Richard Wagner’s “The Ban on Love, or The Novice of Palermo” at the Leipzig Opera 2 Leipzig – where music calls the tune

In Leipzig you can feel the fascinating power of music everywhere – in the streets and squares, in churches, concert halls and in the many authentic places where famous composers and musicians lived and worked. A long-standing tradition: over 500 composers have lived here over the centuries including the greatest names in music history – , Bartholdy and the married couple Clara and , as well as , Edvard Grieg, Albert Lortzing, and Hanns Eisler.

Music comes to life The city’s rich musical heritage also includes the - orchester and the world-renowned St. Thomas Boys Choir, which can look back on over 800 years of history. Leipzig Opera, which has always sought to preserve Wagner’s heritage, is the third oldest civic venue for musical theatre in Europe. In the capital of music, outstanding ensembles and soloists delight audiences at concerts, ballets, the Summer Organ Festival and the world- famous Leipzig Bachfest.

Music festivals that hit a high note When it comes to music festivals, the Leipzig Bachfest is one of the classics, and one of many Leipzig has to offer. In June 2021, Bach fans will once again have plenty of cantatas, passions and oratorios to enjoy. The previous month will see the Gewandhausorchester focusing on Gustav Mahler with its impressive Mahler Festival, which includes performances from ten world class orchestras. The Mendelssohn Festival in autumn 2021, again with performances by the Gewandhausorchester and top-class ensembles and soloists, will also provide many musical delights. And there’s a new date for your diary: the WAGNER 22 Opera Festival (more on our music festivals from page 8 onwards).

World-famous historic organs Music lovers will also discover a host of delights on a trip to the Leipzig Region, where many of the little towns are home to prime examples of the art of organ building. Natural scenery and castles transform into impressive stages for the musical highlights of the BurgenLandKlänge festival. Visit Leipzig and experience for yourself the musical variety of the city and the region.

Further information about Leipzig, City of Music, is available online at: www.leipzig.travel/music

3 The Gewandhausorchester – a world-renowned ensemble



Founded by a group of sixteen 3 merchants in 1743 as the “Großes Concert”, the Gewandhausorchester set the stage for Leipzig to become one of the world’s most important centres for music. The name “Gewandhaus” refers to the trade fair building used by the fabric merchants where its first concert was held. Today, the orchestra is based at the New Gewandhaus on Augustus- platz. It is home to two concert halls with excellent acoustics.

A world-class orchestra The Gewandhausorchester is one of Leipzig’s most famous cultural institutions, astounding around half a million visitors each year. Artists including Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, , and have all held the position of “Gewand- hauskapellmeister”, adding their own personal touches to its distinct culture. Andris Nelsons took over as music director of the Gewandhausorchester in 2018. He and his orchestra have something special planned for the Mahler Festival in 2021: together with nine leading international orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra, they will put a spotlight on Gustav Mahler’s symphonies for twelve days, from 13 to 24 May. The Gewandhausorchester has accompanied the Leipzig Opera for over 200 years. It also supports the St. Thomas Boys Choir during the motets at St. Thomas Church every week. It is one of the key institutions behind Leipzig’s inter- national reputation as a city of music.

4 1 Gewandhausorchester 2 Leipzig Gewandhaus, Augustusplatz 3 Andris Nelsons the Gewandhausorchester 4 Leipzig’s Opera House, Augustusplatz 5 Richard Wagner’s “”, Leipzig Opera 6 The Leipzig Ballet in Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty”


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Leipzig Opera – a superlative artistic experience

Leipzig’s opera tradition dates back to 1693. The Opera House is the third-oldest civic music theatre stage in Europe. Its history is closely linked to the life and work of famous composers including Leipzig- born Richard Wagner, Georg Philipp Telemann, Albert Lortzing and Gustav Mahler.

The Leipzig Opera House on Augustusplatz opened in 1960 and is home to the opera and the Leipzig ballet company. An international ensemble of soloists, the award-winning Opera Choir and the Gewandhausorchester, which traditionally accompanies the and ballets, guarantee musical performances of the highest quality. Led by artistic and general music director Professor , it places a special focus on the works of Leipzig-born composer Richard Wagner. The April and May 2021 programme will include a performance of the entire Ring Cycle, before the annual Wagner Festival – a Mecca for Wagner fans featuring the composer’s three early works – begins in June. The next event highlight will run from 20 June to 14 July 2022, with the WAGNER 22 Opera Festival staging all 13 Wagner operas – with exceptional singers and the Gewandhausorchester.

Mario Schröder, ballet director and head choreographer of the young company, which has dancers from 23 countries, focuses on their strong personalities and looks to create a direct dialogue with the audience. The Musical Comedy Theatre is the place to go for musicals, operettas and light opera in the Lindenau district of Leipzig.

5 Johann Sebastian Bach – his heirs, his followers

After stops in Arnstadt, Weimar and Köthen, in 1723 the great composer and organist of the baroque era took over as choirmaster of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, a post which he held until his death in 1750. As cantor and director of music, one of Bach’s roles was to arrange the music for services at St. Thomas Church and St. Nicholas Church. During his time in Leipzig he also composed outstanding works such as the Christmas Oratorio, the St. John Passion, the St. Matthew Passion and the . Until today 2 these compos­itions have not lost any of their charisma and are naturally included in the yearly repertoire of many Leipzig choirs. Bach’s legacy lives on like in no other city!

The Leipzig Bach Museum and Leipzig Bachfest Visitors can learn all about the life and work of the great composer at the Bach Museum in Leipzig, where sound experiments and interactive features are to be found alongside precious original artefacts. Concerts in the baroque Summer Hall are always a very special experience. 3 The highlight of every year is the renowned Leipzig Bachfest in June, hosting some 100 events in historical venues such as St. Thomas Church and the Old Town Hall. 2021 has a wonderful series of musical highlights in store for Bach enthusiasts, this year on the theme of redemption (find out more about Bachfest 2021 on page 9).

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1 St. Thomas Boys Choir 2 Leipzig St. John’s church organ console in the Bach Museum 3 Bach Monument 1 4 St. Nicholas Church

St. Thomas Boys Choir () Dating back over 800 years, St. Thomas Boys Choir is Leipzig’s oldest cultural asset. The boys choir has been in existence since 1212, when the Margrave of Meissen founded the St. Thomas 4 Augustinian Canons (Augustiner- Chorherrenstift zu St. Thomas). Although much has changed over the centuries, the choirboys of St. Thomas still live in the boarding school and attend St. Thomas School. With the choirmaster of St. Thomas, , the young choristers are dedicated to preserving the heritage of sacred music and, of course, of Bach’s legacy. They are not only heard here in Leipzig; they also carry the sound of the city all over the world on their regular concert tours.

St. Thomas Church The St. Thomas Boys Choir can be heard three times a week in Bach’s former workplace, mainly performing motets and Bach cantatas. And where else, indeed, could one experience the great composer so intimately? His final resting place is in the sanctuary of the 800- year-old late Gothic church. In front of the church, in the St. Thomas Churchyard (Thomaskirchhof), stands the Bach Monument, erected in his honour by Leipzig sculptor Carl Seffner in 1908, and a popular snapshot for music lovers from all over the world.

St. Nicholas Church Bach began his tenure in Leipzig with a cantata performed during a service at the oldest church in the city on 30 May 1723. Nowadays, the Leipzig Bach Choir celebrates the composer with performances of his works in church services and concerts. The 19th-century Ladegast organ in St. Nicholas Church is the biggest church organ in Saxony, and can be heard in the regular “Orgelmusiken” organ music concerts hosted by the church every Saturday.

7 Mahler, Bach, Mendelssohn, Wagner. Music Festivals in 2021/22.

Each year, Leipzig honours “its” musicians with outstanding festivals that delight guests from all over the world. The musical calendar between now and 2022 is shaping up to be record breaking, with four sensational festivals focusing on Mahler, Bach, Mendelssohn and Wagner that will consolidate Leipzig’s reputation as a Mecca for classical music fans. Not to be missed!

Mahler Festival 2021 From 13 to 24 May 2021, the Leipzig Gewandhaus concert hall will devote itself to composer and conductor Gustav Mahler, honouring him with a second festival, the first of which took place in 2011. Mahler was the Leipzig Opera’s second musical director and began his illustrious career here, holding the post from 1886 to 1888. It was in Leipzig that Mahler became what we now know him as: a composer of dazzling symphonies. Leipzig and the Gewandhausorchester pro- vide a unique and authentic backdrop for the festival, since Mahler conducted the Gewandhausorchester on an almost daily basis during the two years he lived in the city. It was also during this time that he composed his first symphony. The Mahler Festival 2021 will honour his artistic work with a unique program. Ten world class orchestras – including the Gewandhausorchester, the London Sym- phony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Vienna, Berlin and Munich Philharmonics – will not only per- form all of his symphonies, but also song cycles and contemporary chamber music. www.gewandhausorchester.de/mahler- festival 3

8 1 Gewandhaus Musical Director Andris Nelsons’ life and career have been shaped by Mahler’s symphonies 2 Concert on Market Square for the Leipzig Bachfest 1 3 Mahler Festival 2021


Bachfest Leipzig 2021 The theme of this year’s Bachfest, which takes place from 11 to 20 June 2021, is Redemption. Alongside many other highlights, centre stage will be taken by a large scale “Bach’s Messiah” cycle. An allu- sion to Handel’s “Messiah”, this is a recognition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s dedication throughout his creative lifetime to setting the life and work of Jesus of Nazareth to music.

The eleven concerts in the cycle will take place over four consecutive days, and will feature performances of 33 cantatas, three oratorios and the St. Matthew Passion. What makes the series unique is that the concerts follow the life of Jesus, from the promise of his birth to the Sermon on the Mount, the Passion and the Resurrection. A variety of renowned ensembles, soloists and conductors such as Ton Koopman, Masaaki Suzuki, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Václav Luks, Wolfgang Katschner and Justin Doyle will provide world class music. The concerts will include readings from Luther’s translation of the gos- pels describing the events, given by acclaimed actor Ulrich Noethen. And Handel’s “Messiah” itself will also be performed, both in Bach’s city of Leipzig and Handel’s city of Halle. www.bachfestleipzig.de

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Mendelssohn Festival 2021 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s life and work in Leipzig are commemo- rated every year with concerts on and around the anniversary of his death on 4 November. In 2021, the Mendelssohn Festival will feature a varied programme resulting from a collaboration between the Leipzig Gewandhaus concert hall and the Mendelssohn House. During the festival, which runs from 1 to 7 November 2021, visitors will be able to enjoy concerts by the Gewandhausorchester under the direction of Andris Nelsons, as well as choral and chamber music from the Romantic period performed by top-class artists and ensembles. www.mendelssohn-haus.de

WAGNER 22 Opera Festival Leipzig was drawing in fans of Richard Wagner long before it hosted the celebrations commemorating his 200th birthday in 2013. Over recent years the Leipzig Opera has gained a reputation for its highly

10 1 Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman”, Leipzig Opera 2 Inside the Mendelssohn House 3 Gewandhausorchester – guaranteed musical artistry of the highest level at the Leipzig Opera house and the Mendelssohn Festival  4 Richard Wagner’s “Rhinegold”, Leipzig Opera

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regarded interpretations of Wagner, due in no small part to the work of General Music Director and Artistic Director Ulf Schirmer. Leipzig’s plans for WAGNER 22 represent a one-of-a-kind musical experience. The Leipzig Opera intends to incorporate every Richard Wagner work into its repertoire by 2022, and perform them in Wagner’s home city, in a single three-week festival between 20 June and 14 July 2022. The works will be performed in order of composition, with the four parts of “” forming a stand-alone cycle. You can also see the complete Ring Cycle in April and May 2021 at the Leipzig Opera. www.wagner22.de

For more information on all festivals and travel offers, please go to www.leipzig.travel/music

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Experience authentic historic places

Mendelssohn House Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a major influence on European musical history – and he in turn was influenced by his experience of Leipzig. Under his musical direction, the Gewandhausorchester be- came a first-class orchestra. Moreover, Mendelssohn is renowned for his rediscovery of Bach. The performance of the St. Matthew Passion under his musical direction in 1829 initiated the “Bach Renaissance”. He is also credited for the foundation of the Conservatory of Music in 1843, ’s oldest music academy. Famous contemporaries such as Schumann and Wagner were frequent visitors to his home on Goldschmidtstraße. Today, it is home to the world’s only Mendelssohn museum. As well as taking a look around the rooms in the Mendelssohn House, visitors can also explore interactive exhibits about the composer’s life and works. And if you’ve always wanted to conduct a symphony orchestra, you can now make your dream a reality in the world’s only “Effektorium”. It’s almost like being in the Gewandhaus! And, don’t forget to pencil it in: as of 2021, the Mendelssohn House and the Gewandhausorchester will be hosting a series of annual events, called the Mendelssohn Festival, taking place around 4 November, the day of the composer’s death.

Schumann House Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck may be Leipzig’s most famous lov- ers from the 19th century. After their wedding on 12 Septem­ber 1840 in Schönefeld near Leipzig, the celebrated female pianist and the still unknown composer moved to Inselstraße. During this time, the couple created the “Spring Symphony” and “Liebesfrühling”, the first song cycle they composed together. The permanent exhibition at the Schumann House was redesigned in 2019 to commemorate the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann, and now includes a series of sound installations. “Experiment of an artists’ marriage” is the first exhibition to explore the life of an artist couple – a life balanced between concert tours, intense work and family duties. The Schumann House also hosts concerts and readings. From 2021, the annual chamber music festival “con spirito” will be held here each September.

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1 Mendelssohn House 2 Inside the Schumann House 3 Richard Wagner 2  4 GRASSI Museum of Musical Instruments

Richard Wagner, Leipzig born and bred Richard Wagner was born here on 22 May 1813. As a youth he attend- ed St. Nicholas School, and later St. Thomas School. At the age of 16, in his home town, he decided to devote his life to music. In 1831 he enrolled as a music student at the University of Leipzig, and also took instruction in composition 4 with the St. Thomas choirmaster, Christian Theodor Weinlig. His first works were performed in the Gewandhaus, such as his Symphony in C Major in 1833. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth in May 2013, Leipzig finally unveiled its Wagner Memorial, created by sculptor Stephan Balkenhol. The Old St. Nicholas School has also opened a permanent exhibition entitled “The Young Richard Wagner, 1813 to 1834”, which highlights Wagner’s early life and musical education.

Edvard Grieg Memorial Place Throughout his life, Edvard Grieg retained close ties to Leipzig’s music academy, the “Konservatorium”, first enrolling there in 1858. His encounters with and Tchaikovsky in Leipzig inspired him for decades, and it was here that Grieg wrote his first compo- sitions. His publisher, C. F. Peters, lived in Talstraße 10, where Grieg stayed regularly and where today an exhibition commemorates the composer’s work.

GRASSI Museum of Musical Instruments It holds one of the biggest collections of its kind – the Museum of Musical Instruments of the University of Leipzig. Its exhibitions offer insights into the magic of musical instruments and instrument making since the 16th century. Its 5,000 or so precious exhibits include the oldest known clavichord (1543) and the world’s oldest surviving original pianoforte (1726). In the museum’s sound lab you can try out some of the instruments yourself.

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Leipzig Music Trail

Leipzig has a concentration of authentic famous composers’ homes and workplaces that is unique in the world – a sparkling musical past that laid the foundations for a vibrant musical present. The aim of Leipzig’s Music Trail initiative is to make this treasure visible and tangible. The Leipzig Music Trail (Notenspur) is a signposted route connecting the most important original sites of relevance to musical history in the city centre. Curved stainless-steel shapes set

14 1 On the Leipzig Music Trail in front of the Paulinum 2 Grieg Memorial Place, Talstraße 10 3 Stainless steel ribbons guide you through the city

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in the ground mark the “ribbon” that winds its way through the city centre and highlights the musical tradition within the cityscape.

The innovative audio guide system explores Leipzig’s musical history on a five-kilometre route and features numerous musical extracts from pieces by the great composers who lived and worked here. In addition to the information points, there are also mini audio recordings along the way – designed especially for younger visitors at 13 stations – that offer fascinating insights into the everyday lives of Bach, Wagner and many others. The Notenspur app is an informative companion as you make your way along the Leipzig Music Trail. In 2018, nine of Leipzig’s musical heritage sites and the Music Trail were awarded the European Heritage label.

1 New Gewandhaus concert hall 2 Mendelssohn House 3 Grieg Memorial Place 4 Former Peters Music Library 5 GRASSI Museum of Musical Instruments 6 Old St. John’s Cemetery 7 Schumann House 8 Graphic arts quarter – music publishers 9 Wagner Memorial 10 Leipzig Opera House 11 St. Nicholas School 12 St. Nicholas Church 13 Old Town Hall 14 Museum of Fine Arts 15 Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum (Germany’s oldest coffee house) 16 Former Hôtel de Saxe 17 St. Thomas Church 18 , Bach Museum 19 Clara Wieck’s birthplace 20 Location of the Old Conservatory (Konservatorium) 21 Location of the first Gewandhaus concert hall 22 Paulinum – Auditorium and University Church St. Pauli 23 MDR Cube – MDR Symphony Orchestra and Choirs Sound installation


Currently certified as accessible – detailed information available at: www.sachsen-barrierefrei.de

15 Organ building in the Leipzig Region

UNESCO has listed Germany’s organ music and organ building as intangible cultural heritage. There are approximately 2,500 organs in Saxony alone, including 150 historic instruments. Great organ builders such as 2 Silbermann, Hildebrandt, Kreutzbach and Ladegast have left behind instruments that still set the standards today and inspire organ lovers the world over. The little town of Rötha to the south of Leipzig is home to two famous Silbermann organs from the baroque period. The two-manual organ at the St. George Church was made by Gottfried Silbermann and his apprentice Zacharias Hildebrandt in 1721. Just one year later, the Marienkirche in Rötha also received one of these precious instruments. None other than Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy sang the praises of the two organs when he visited Rötha in 1840.

Restoring former glory Thanks to extensive restoration, the majority of organs in the Leipzig Region have been brought back to their original state. Music lovers can once again experience their unique, beautiful sound. A number of excursions and church tours show the history and tradition of organ building in the Leipzig Region.

16 1 Silbermann organ at St. Mary’s church in Rötha 2 Flemming organ at the church in Panitzsch 3 Schwind Pavilion in Rüdigsdorf 4 Baroque Palace, Delitzsch

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BurgenLandKlänge festival

The BurgenLandKlänge festival is an events series that combines medieval music, classical concerts and modern pop, jazz & blues at spellbinding locations across the Saxon Land of Castles. From imposing castles to magnificent palaces, from venerable churches to old monastery ruins – the venues’ historic walls make for a truly spectacular backdrop for inspiring musical performances. Unique stages like the “Butterfly” in Bad Lausick’s spa gardens or Saxony’s only floating stage on the Kriebstein reservoir offer an equally beauti- ful natural setting. In the Leipzig Region monumental venues such as the Kreuzfelsen fairground in Waldheim and the former quarry on the Rochlitzer Berg mountain turn performances with fire and light shows into unforgettable experiences. www.region.leipzig.travel/burgenlandklaenge

17 Event highlights (Selected) Leipzig 2020 – 2021*

until 31 December 2020 St. Thomas Church 250th Birthday of Ludwig van www.gewandhausorchester.de Beethoven Gewandhaus concert hall 14 – 18 April and 5 – 9 May 2021 www.gewandhausorchester.de Richard Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” Leipzig Opera 7 November 2020 www.oper-leipzig.de Opera premiere “” – Richard Wagner 30 April – 9 May 2021 Leipzig Opera a cappella – International www.oper-leipzig.de Festival of Vocal Music Various locations 11 – 13 December 2020 www.a-cappella-festival.de The Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) – J. S. Bach, with 13 – 24 May 2021 the St. Thomas Boys Choir and Mahler Festival, Gewandhaus- the Gewandhausorchester orchester and nine other world St. Thomas Church class orchestras www.gewandhausorchester.de Gewandhaus concert hall www.gewandhausorchester.de/ 19 – 20 December 2020 mahlerfestival The Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) – J. S. Bach, with the 21 May 2021 Bach Choir and the Consortium Ballet premiere “Fusion” – instrumentale St. Nikolai Mario Schröder, Leipzig Ballet St. Nicholas Church Leipzig Opera www.nikolaikirche.de www.oper-leipzig.de

29 – 31 December 2020 10 June – 2 July 2021 Grand Concert for the New Year  on the Gewandhaus concert hall 50th anniversary of his death www.gewandhausorchester.de Gewandhaus concert hall www.gewandhausorchester.de 31 December 2020 New Year’s Eve Gala 11 – 20 June 2021 Leipzig Opera Leipzig Bachfest 2021 www.oper-leipzig.de “Redemption” Bach Museum, Leipzig and 27 March 2021 Leipzig Region Opera premiere “Les Barbares” www.bachfestleipzig.de – Camille Saint-Saëns Leipzig Opera 18 – 20 June 2021 www.oper-leipzig.de Wagner Festival at the Leipzig Opera (performance of the three 1 – 2 April 2021 early works of Richard Wagner) St. John Passion (BWV 245) – Leipzig Opera J. S. Bach, with the St. Thomas www.oper-leipzig.de Boys Choir and the Gewand- hausorchester

18 23 – 24 July 2021 Grand Concert: Klassik airleben Open-air stage in Rosental Park www.gewandhausorchester.de

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Leipzig Region 2021

8 March 2021 AnKlang Concert, The Vocal ensemble amarcord organises the Fascinating Sounds of the Organ annual “a cappella” festival St. Laurentius Church, Markranstädt www.faszination-orgel.de

22 May – 8 August 2021 8 – 11 July 2021 Kriebstein Lake Stage Festival New Lakeland Music Festival Kriebstein Reservoir Zwenkau harbour www.mittelsaechsisches- www.neuseenlandmusikfest.de theater.de 27 July – 1 August 2021 June – September 2021 9th International Singers’ Culture festival on the Academy Biedermeier beach Torgau, old town and Hartenfels Lake Schladitz, Schkeuditz, Castle district Hayna www.tic-torgau.de www.biedermeierstrand.de

Regular music events in Leipzig

Fridays 12.30 pm Sundays 11 am Klangpause – lunchtime concert Sunday matinee Museum of City History Mendelssohn House www.stadtgeschichtliches- www.mendelssohn-stiftung.de museum-leipzig.de July – August, Mondays 7 pm Fridays 6 pm Monday Concert at the Motets with St. Thomas Boys Bach Monument Choir 1 in front of St. Thomas Church St. Thomas Church www.bachkonzerte.eu www.thomaskirche.org

Saturdays 3 pm Motet and Cantata by J. S. Bach with St. Thomas Boys Choir 1 and the Gewandhausorchester

St. Thomas Church 1 except during school holidays and www.thomaskirche.org concert tours

Further information at www.leipzig.travel/events

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