Thuringian Bach Festival

Largest music festival in Thuringia

Every year during the weeks around Easter, more than 50 concerts take place in the historic Bach sites throughout the state, attracting some 20.000 Bach-lovers from all over the world. The places in Thuringia where Bach lived and worked during his early years are the centre of the Bach Festival.

This is where internationally-renowned soloists and ensembles perform along with young artists at the beginning of their careers. Their interpretations are surprizing and impressive - and are especially effective in the authentic venues.

Program 2020/2021

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The Thuringian Bach Festival does not exclusively celebrate early music, however. Crossover events in clubs, galleries, and factory halls show that Bach inspires other artists up until the present day. Dance, jazz, or baroque lounges enrich the festival programme and allow us to see Bach from new perspectives. Each year, the Bach Festival is opened with a Long Night of House Music, in which over a hundred public house concerts take place in private living rooms across the state. Children and adults, amateurs and professionals perform together and present Thuringia as a lively Bach-land.


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