Markranstädter Musiksommer

at church St. Laurentius

St. Laurentius Markranstädt

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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

The 2022 Markranstädter Musiksommer

After the past cancellations of popular concerts in our church, we now very much hope to be able to start again in the spring.

Information about this season’s events can be found under “Agenda”. Details on ticket sales will be published here about four weeks before the respective concerts.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

After we were able to open this year’s music summer as planned with a spirited orchestral concert on 7 May, we continue immediately with a special organ concert.

Advance ticket sales for this first spring concert with Prof. Wolfgang Seifen on our Kreutzbach organ have been running at Musikalienhandlung Oelsner in Leipzig and also at the parish office and the flower shop Helianthus in Markranstädt. Tickets will again be sold on a seat-by-seat basis. You can find the seats allocated to the sales outlets in the seating plan (here).

We are very happy to be able to listen to Mr Seifen’s brilliant organ improvisations in St Laurentius again after a long break and would like to especially recommend this concert to you.
Theme requests for the improvisations can be sent by email to until 20 May 2022 6:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you

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

upcoming events

We kindly welcome you to our events in 2022 in the church St. Laurentius of Markranstädt.

More details at the agenda »

21st May 2022 // 4:00 pm

Spring concert 1


Opening of the 2022 organ season in the Leipzig region

Prof. Wolfgang Seifen (Kevelaer/Berlin)
improvises on our Kreutzbach organ

(Advance ticket sales are already underway)

Entrance fee: Euro 10,-

18th June 2022 // 4:00 pm

Spring concert 2

Musical reading

“Rock’n’Roll 4 Evermore”

performed by

Mark Daniel (author) and
Tino Standhaft (guitar)

Entrance fee: Euro 10,-

1st July 2022 // 7:00 pm

Summer concert

«Pathways to Shalom»

performed by

Semjon Kalinowsky (Lübeck) – viola and
Fredrik Albertsson (Landskrona/Schweden) – organ

Entrance fee: Euro 10,-

the agenda


You can find more events in the Archiv.

Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3 in c minor op. 37 Symphony No. 2 in d major op. 36 Dietmar Nawroth (piano) Orchestra “Sinfonischer Musikverein Leipzig e. V.” Conductor: Frank Lehmann

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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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