The Association

Johann Sebastian Bach’s music is an important part of your life? You appreciate unique concerts at special locations? You feel connected to the Bachland Thuringia, you love classical music?

Join us in supporting our festival with your donation or membership. The Thuringia Bach Festival is organised by the “Thueringer Bachwochen e.V.” association, which is a non-profit organisation. The association was founded in 2004 and now has around fifty members who support the promotion of Baroque music in our festival and additional projects. The current board of the festival association has been composed of:

Prof. Silvius von Kessel

 Organist at the cathedral in Erfurt

Dr. Lorna Heyge
Vice President

Heyge foundation Weimar

Kirsten Deutsch


Dr. Maren Goltz

Musicologist in Meiningen

Theophil Heinke

Organist at the Stadtkirche Waltershausen

The Curatorship

Christoph Gösel
Managing Director of Thüringer Tourismus GmbH

Prof. Anne-Kathrin Lindig
President University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

Prof. Christfried Brödel
Chairman of the Neue Bachgesellschaft

Dr. Johannes Bruns
Lord Mayor of the City of Mühlhausen

Hans-Georg Dorst
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sparkasse Mittelthüringen

Fabian Giesder
Mayor of the city of Meiningen

Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Member of the German Bundestag
Vice President of the German Bundestag

Prof. Dr. Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff
Thuringian Minister for Culture, Federal and European Affairs

Annette Josef
Head of Department MDR Klassik

Peter Kleine
Lord Mayor of the City of Weimar

Dr. Tobias J. Knoblich
Deputy Mayor for Culture and Urban Development of the City of Erfurt

Bishop Friedrich Kramer
Protestant Church in Central Germany

Knut Kreuch
Mayor of the City of Gotha

Dr. Ulrike Lorenz
President of the Weimar Classic Foundation

Dr. Thomas Nitzsche
Mayor of the City of Jena

Frank Spilling
Mayor of the City of Arnstadt

Justus Felix Wehmer
Chief Financial Officer of Carl Zeiss Meditec Jena

Katja Wolf
Mayor of the City of Eisenach

Membership application form

The organisation is always interested in attracting new members to help it in it’s work. If you share our passion for Johann Sebastian Bach and Thuringia, you are more than welcome to join us. We offer our thanks in the form of regular information letters and exclusive invitations to selected events. If you have any other questions concerning the festival or the work of the sponsoring association, you are welcome to contact the Thuringia Bach Festival organisational office.

c/o Thüringer Bachwochen e.V.

Hugo-John-Straße 8
D-99086 Erfurt
phone: +49 361 21698608
fax: +49 3212 1320160

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