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

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.

Appropriately for the beginning of summer, Annette Herr played the Summer Concert 1 at our Kreutzbach organ on 24 June.

This was followed on 26 August by Summer Concert 2, which we spent musically “in the garden”. This was the motto of the entertaining programme by singer-songwriter Christian Schmiedt and guitarist Manuel Frühauf.

We are already at the Conclusion concert of this year’s music summer on 14 October at 4 pm with Mozart’s “Great Mass” in C minor.

For all those interested, there will again be an introduction to the work with Thomas Kauba on 9 October at 6:00 pm in the St. Laurentius Church (free entrance).

Don’t miss this great concert. We would be delighted to welcome you to this event again in St. Laurentius.

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»

9 October 2023 // 6:00 pm

Introduction to the Conclusion Concert

with musicologist Thomas Kauba

at St. Laurentius Markranstädt

free Entrance

4 November 2023 // 6:00 pm

Autumn Concert 1

„Soundtrack of our youth …“

Anniversary Tour
15 years of CAPRICCIO

Entrance fee: Euro 15,-

14 October 2023 // 4:00 pm

Conclusion Concert

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
„Ave verum corpus“ KV 618
Great Mass in C minor KV 427

performed by

Julia Pastor – Soprano, Eliza Albert – Alto,
Ruben Olivares – Tenor, Florian Marignol – Bass
Church choir Markranstädt,
Orchestra “Laurentius”,
Conductor: Frank Lehmann

Entrance fee: Euro 18,-

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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