Thuringia Bach Festival
Thüringer Bachwochen

“Play Bach!” – that is our primary request to artists whom we invite each year to our Festival. This goes without saying for a Bach festival but it is also encouragement for all the musicians since playing Bach importantly requires discipline and technique, depth and interpretation. Coming to terms with these is always demanding, for which the Thuringia Bach Festival gladly provides the occasion.

Yet with the call to “play Bach” comes not only the instruction. Time and again we encourage people to play with Bach, in improvisations, in new compositions or in dance interpretations. These interpretations guarantee the variety in our Festival programme and also demonstrate that Bach is still alive and able to inspire us today. For even if we have access in the Bach country of Thuringia to a number of historical locations in which Johann Sebastian Bach and his family worked we in no way want to insist on preserving historic monuments: Bach and his music are so varied and inexhaustible and for our artists serve as continuous reference points providing both happiness and expectation. We hope that this will also be the case for you, our visitors.

Upcoming Events

18.03.
Erfurt | tba. | 12:00

V1 | The Bach Store (New York)

Evan Shinners – piano
03.04.
in all of Thuringia | private places | 18:00

V2 | Long Night of Hausmusik

04.04.
Arnstadt | Schlossmuseum | 13:00

Bach in Arnstadt compact

Guided tour
04.04.
Arnstadt | Bachkirche | 15:00

V3 | The English Concert

Opening Concert
04.04.
Erfurt | Alter Güterbahnhof (Zughafen) | 20:00

V4 | Avi Avital and Omer Klein

05.04.
Weimar | Jakobskirche | 10:00

V5 | Cantus Thuringia & Capella

Cantata church service
05.04.
Weimar | Stadtschloss Weimar | 11:30

V6 | Die Himmelsburg

opening
05.04.
Waltershausen | Stadtkirche | 15:00

V7 | Olivier Latry

05.04.
Eisenach | Georgenkirche | 17:00

V8 | Bachchor Eisenach

05.04.
Erfurt | Thomaskirche Erfurt | 19:00

V9 | Augustiner-Kantorei Erfurt

05.04.
Weimar | Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul | 19:30

V10 | Dmitry Sinkovsky

La Voce Strumentale
08.04.
Jena | Theaterhaus Jena | 20:00

V11 | Steuart Pincombe

Suites for Cello solo
09.04.
Meiningen | Meininger Staatstheater | 19:30

V13 | Orchestra of the Meiningen Theatre

09.04.
Eisenach | Bachhaus | 19:30

V12 | Lucile Boulanger

ABel-BAch
09.04.
Jena | Theaterhaus Jena | 20:00

V15 | Theaterhaus Jena & needcompany

BACH! - Dance Theatre to the Goldberg Variations
09.04.
Erfurt | Alter Güterbahnhof (Zughafen) | 20:00

V14 | Steuart Pincombe

Suites for Cello solo
10.04.
Eisenach | Georgenkirche | 10:00

V16 | Bachchor Eisenach

Cantata church service
10.04.
Rudolstadt | Stadtkirche St. Andreas | 15:00

V18 | Philharmonischer Chor Jena

10.04.
Eisenach | Georgenkirche | 15:00

V17 | Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Miserere
10.04.
Weimar | Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul | 18:00

V19 | Bachchor Weimar

10.04.
Meiningen | Meininger Staatstheater | 19:30

V20 | Kamea Dance Company

l’arte del mondo
10.04.
Jena | Theaterhaus Jena | 20:00

V21 | Theaterhaus Jena & needcompany

BACH! - Dance Theatre to the Goldberg Variations
10.04.
Weimar | Kunsthalle Harry Graf Keßler | 21:00

V22 | Lucile Boulanger

ABel-BAch
11.04.
Ohrdruf | Kirche St. Trinitatis | 15:00

V23 | Armoniosa

11.04.
Jena | Theaterhaus Jena | 20:00

V24 | Theaterhaus Jena & needcompany

BACH! - Dance Theatre to the Goldberg Variations
11.04.
Weimar | Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek (Kubus) | 21:00

V25 | Thomas Dunford and Théotime Langlois de Swarte

12.04.
Weimar | Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul | 10:00

V26 | Bachkantatenensemble Weimar

Cantata church service
12.04.
Weimar | Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul | 16:00

V27 | Ensemble Jupiter

12.04.
Jena | Stadtkirche St. Michael | 20:00

V28 | Tenebrae

13.04.
Meiningen | Stadtkirche St. Marien | 10:00

V29 | Meininger Kantorei

Kantatengottesdienst
13.04.
Dornheim | Kirche St. Bartholomäus | 11:30

V30 | Lea Desandre and Thomas Dunford

13.04.
Dornheim | Kirche St. Bartholomäus | 13:00

Guided walk with Maria Barbara Bach from Dornheim to Arnstadt

13.04.
Arnstadt | Schlossmuseum | 13:00

Bach in Arnstadt compakt

Guided tour
13.04.
Arnstadt | Bachkirche | 15:00

V31 | Amarcord

lautten compagney BERLIN
14.04.
Erfurt | Buchhandlung Peterknecht | 20:00

V32 | Bruno Preisendörfer

reading
15.04.
Erfurt | Michaeliskirche | 19:30

V33 | Elicia Silverstein

16.04.
Eisenach | Bachhaus | 19:30

V34 | Elicia Silverstein

17.04.
Weimar | Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere | 19:30

V35 | David Kadouch

18.04.
Arnstadt | Schlossmuseum | 13:00

Bach in Arnstadt compakt

Guided tour
18.04.
Arnstadt | Bachkirche | 15:00

V36 | William Whitehead and Tom Bell

18.04.
Wechmar | Kirche St. Viti | 17:00

V37 | Thüringer Bach Collegium

Bach & Family
18.04.
Eisenach | Wartburg | 19:30

V38 | Camerata RCO

19.04.
Arnstadt | Bachkirche | 10:00

V39 | Bachchor Arnstadt

Kantatengottesdienst zum Mitsingen
19.04.
Eisenach | Lutherhaus | 10:00

Bach and Luther in Eisenach

Guided tour
19.04.
Eisenach | Georgenkirche | 16:00

V40 | Händelfestspielorchester Halle

19.04.
Seitenroda | Leuchtenburg | 16:00

V41 | Remy van Kesteren

19.04.
Erfurt | Alte Oper | 19:30

V42 | Daniel Hope

20.04.
Meiningen | Schloss Elisabethenburg | 18:00

V43 | Cultural Discoveries: Thuringia – The Country of Music

Book release presentation
22.04.
Ettersburg | Schloss Ettersburg | 19:30

V44 | Olga Pashchenko

22.04.
Erfurt | MDR Landesfunkhaus Thüringen | 19:30

V45 | Bach insulted

23.04.
Gotha | Kulturhaus Gotha | 18:00

V46 | closing concert TONALi TOUR

23.04.
Eisenach | Bachhaus | 19:30

V47 | Olga Pashchenko

23.04.
Erfurt | Alter Güterbahnhof (Zughafen) | 20:00

V48 | Attacca Quartet

Caroline Shaw: Orange
24.04.
Weimar | Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul | 19:30

V49 | Christoph Prégardien and Leila Schayegh

Le Concert Lorrain
24.04.
Erfurt | KulturQuartier Schauspielhaus | 20:30

V50 | Nora Fischer and Marnix Dorrestein

HUSH
24.04.
Erfurt | KulturQuartier Schauspielhaus | 22:00

V51 | Lebenslicht (2018)

movie presentation
25.04.
Schulpforte | Klosterkirche | 15:00

V52 | Vox Luminis

25.04.
Erfurt | Bartholomäusturm | 16:00

V53 | Boudewijn Zwart

25.04.
Schmalkalden | Stadtkirche St. Georg | 16:00

V54 | German Brass

25.04.
Eisenach | Alte Mälzerei | 20:00

V55 | Dieter Ilg Trio

26.04.
Weimar | Bauhaus Universität (Audimax) | 11:00

V56 | Launch of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship

Festive concert and presentation
26.04.
Mühlhausen | Divi-Blasii-Kirche | 15:00

V57 | Gaechinger Cantorey

26.04.
Gotha | Margarethenkirche | 17:00

V58 | Bachchor Gotha

Cantata church service
26.04.
Erfurt | Dom St. Marien | 19:00

V59 | WeimarBaroque

Closing Concert
01.05.
Weimar | Weimarhalle | 19:30

V60 | Cameron Carpenter

Gala concerto

Bachland Thuringia

The state of Thuringia forms an ideal backdrop to the festival because of the unique role it played in the life of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Explore the Bachland

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99084 Erfurt
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