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Nikolaikirche

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Neustädter Markt 8
Leipzig, 04315 Germany
http://www.nikolaikirche.de

The St. Nicholas Church (in German: Nikolaikirche) is one of the major churches of central Leipzig, Germany. Construction started in Romanesque style in 1165, but in the 16th century, the church was turned into a Gothic hall church. Baroque elements like the tower were added in the 18th century.

June 2017

Bach and the Reformation

Sunday 11th June @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nikolaikirche, Neustädter Markt 8
Leipzig, 04315 Germany
€19 – €77

Through his promotion of the German language and his personal love of music, Martin Luther laid the foundations for the success of the Protestant chorale. The Reformer himself wrote nearly 40 hymns, which were published in a variety of hymn books from 1523 onward, many of them still being a part of the liturgical repertoire today. Numerous composers used this musical treasure-trove as a basis for new compositions. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote 14 cantatas based on Luther chorales, ranging from…

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May 2019

B Minor Mass

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nikolaikirche, Neustädter Markt 8
Leipzig, 04315 Germany

The B Minor Mass is one of Bach’s greatest curiosities. A true piece of musical patchwork, this extraordinary amalgamation of arrangements, recomposed fragments and new ideas together spans more than 25 years of Bach’s career. And yet, Bach never heard it performed. Nor did he expect to - since it fits neither the Catholic or Protestant liturgy, its purpose remains tantalisingly elusive. But in its scale, ambition and dramatic, inexorable unfolding, the B Minor Mass remains one of his most…

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