Markranstädter Musiksommer

at church St. Laurentius

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Musiksommer Markranstädt

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I kindly welcome you at our homepage.

Markranstaedt is a rather small city in the western part of Saxony and counts about 15 000 inhabitants. Since 2001, we are delighted to offer a monthly concert program in the time between April and October. These various and popular concerts are performed in our brightly renovated church St. Laurentius, which is located directly at our market place. We offer concerts for orchestra, the organ as well as chamber musical events. One can reach our church easily by using public transport. During every concert sufficient parking possibilities are provided at the market place as well.
After the musical season of summer has come to an end, we continue in November with our concert at the day of Prayer and Repentance. Biyearly at this day, Mozart´s famous “Requiem” will be performed by soloists, our orchestra and the church choir.
We kindly invite you to join the highlight of musical Christmas atmosphere. Every year our church choir performs the unique Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach at the 3rd Advent.
Our concert at New Year´s Eve completes every year of musical preciousness. We would be joyful to see you visiting the church as well as our concerts.

Yours faithfully,

Frank Lehmann – church musician of St. Laurentius and conductor of the orchestra

Information about the 2023 Markranstädter Musiksommer an the further concerts

With the Concert in the Passiontide on 1 April, in which Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” was performed once again, we started the 2023 concert series in the St. Laurentius Church.

In perfect spring weather, the saxophonists from the quartet Die Sax’n opened this year’s music summer on 22 April.

It continues with the spring concert entitled “More Guitar …” on 3 June with Matthias Ehrig.

We look forward to welcoming you back to St. Laurentius Markranstädt soon.

Yours faithfully,

Pastor Michael Zemmrich
and Frank Lehmann, Church musician at St. Laurentius

upcoming events

We would be delighted to welcome you back to the St. Laurentius Church Markranstädt for our 2023 events.

You will find information on ticket sales under “Program”.

More details at the agenda»

3 June 2023 // 4:00 pm

Spring Concert

„More Guitar …“

Songs with a story that life wrote …

The solo project of
Matthias Ehrig

Entrance fee: Euro 10,-

24 June 2023 // 4:00 pm

Summer Concert 1

„Go forth, my heart, and seek delight“

Organ concert

performed by

Annette Herr on our Kreutzbach-Organ

Entrance fee: Euro 10,-

26 August 2023 // 4:00 pm

Summer Concert 2

„In the garden …“

Songs in a folky-rock style with lyrical texts
by Fontane, Morgenstern, Luther a. o.

performed by

singer-songwriter Christian Schmiedt
and guitarist Manuel Frühauf

Entrance fee: Euro 10,-

the agenda


The organ

… at St. Laurentius Markranstädt

Our organ was built in 1886 and replaced the instrument built in 1617/18 by Heinrich Compenius the Younger.

The organ is in possession of two keyboards, a pedal, 24 stops and a swell and has been completely restored during the interior renovation of the church St. Laurentius in 2006/2007.

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