June 6 - 10, 2024
Bach Was frag ich nach der Welt BWV 94
Bach Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101
Harbison commissioned prelude motet Fadensonnen
Bach Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113
Bach Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren, BWV 137
Wallen commissioned prelude motet TBD
Emmanuel Music is honored to have earned an invitation to perform at Bachfest Leipzig in June 2024, as one of only five American ensembles attending. Organized by the Bach Archive on behalf of the city of Leipzig, Bachfest is the largest international celebration of the music of J.S. Bach, hosted in the city where he served as Thomaskantor for 27 prolific years.
In addition to the above four Bach cantatas, we have received special permission from Bachfest Artistic Director, Michael Maul, to perform commissioned motets by living composers John Harbison and Errollyn Wallen. We are one of the few ensembles invited to premiere new works on this international stage.
Ryan Turner, Conductor
Hailed as “powerfully expressive” (Boston Classical Review), an “effervescent” conductor of “finesse” (Boston Globe)....
Errollyn Wallen, Composer
Errollyn Wallen is a multi award-winning Belize-born British composer and performer...
John Harbison, Composer
Six symphonies, twelve concerti, a ballet, five string quartets, three operas, and numerous song cycles and chamber works....
Join Us in Leipzig
Join the Orchestra, Chorus, and staff of Emmanuel Music at Bachfest Leipzig from June 6 - 10, 2024. Partnered with Encore Tours, you will travel in comfort and class with a stay at the Hyperion hotel, included ground transportation, and support/assistance provided by Leipzig-based tour guides.
The cost of travel is $2,999, plus a $1,500 donation to Emmanuel Music. Payment plans, no-airfare arrangements, and alternate departing cities are available.
Attend Bachfest Leipzig
Be in the room where it happened as Emmanuel Music performs in St. Thomas Church, where Bach held the post of Thomaskantor for 27 years. You will also have the opportunity to attend other performances in the festival as you so choose. View Festival program
Be in the room where it happened as Emmanuel Music performs in St. Thomas Church, where Bach held the post of Thomaskantor for 27 years. You will also have the opportunity to attend other performances in the festival as you so choose. View Permanent Exhibits
Join Emmanuel Music staff and musicians at a celebratory, post-concert meal at the historiade famous worldwide by playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.Learn the History
Support Our Trip
Support our trip to Bachfest Leipzig! Participating in this festival is an incredible artistic honor, a pilgrimage for our ensemble, and a unique opportunity to be part of cultural history. It also comes at a significant cost. Your gift in any amount helps us to transport our 50 musicians and staff members to Leipzig for our premiere performance on an international stage.
Make A Gift
Support our trip by making a gift in any amount today.
We will continuously add items to our silent auction throughout the season. All proceeds directly support Bachfest Leipzig.
We're bringing Leipzig to Boston! Before our Bachfest in Boston concert, join us for a lighthearted, German-themed event to wish our musicians bon voyage.