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 2021 Markranstädter Musiksommer has finished now.

With much anticipation but also a small spark of scepticism, we had planned the performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and also a New Year’s Eve concert for December.

However, the current situation makes it impossible for us to prepare these events in an orderly manner and ultimately to hold them under the conditions we had planned.

We ask for your understanding for this new cancellation of the so popular concerts in our church. We very much hope to be able to start again in the spring of next year.

The traditional Christmas concert of the Sinfonischer Musikverein Leipzig e. V. in the Gewandhaus Leipzig is also affected, and other concert events planned in St. Laurentius Markranstädt beyond our series of events have now unfortunately had to be cancelled until spring 2022.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay or get well and we would be delighted if you would continue to remain loyal to us.

upcoming events

We kindly welcome you to our events in 2021 in the church St. Laurentius of Markranstädt.

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12 December 2021 // 05:00 pm

Johann Sebastian Bach - Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

cantatas 1 – 3


31 December 2021 // 06:30 pm

New Year's Eve Concert

Music of the end of the year

under the motto

“But please with cream …”


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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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