DO YOU LOVE BACH - OR HANDEL -
OR BOTH?


Three weeks of Baroque music
in authentic performance venues
Handel Festival Halle 27 MAY - 12 JUNE 2016
Leipzig Bach Festival 10–19 JUNE 2016
TRADE FAIR CITY LEIPZIG

The nearly 1,000-year old metropolis of Leipzig was once described by Germany's most well-known poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, as "Little Paris". With its lively art scene, the splendid passages of the city centre and a navigable network of canals, Leipzig is praised around the world as a travel destination. The citizens of Leipzig are known for their coffee house culture and their peaceful struggle in the revolutionary year 1989. As the home of the St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig (Thomanerchor) with its 800-year old tradition, of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and the Bach Archive, Leipzig is one of the major European music centres.

More information about the city of Leipzig and individual booking possibilities at www.leipzig.travel.


Bach's Bach's "St John Passion" premiered in St. Nicholas church in Leipzig.
Halle (Saale) Händelstadt

HALLE (SAALE) HÄNDEL’S NATIVE CITY
Together with Leipzig, only 38 kilometres away, Halle forms the centre of Central Germany. The city in Saxony-Anhalt is a green, university, culture and media city. Located in the captivating Saale Valley, flanked by the oldest and the newest castle on the shore of the Saale, by historical gardens, squares and buildings, it is one of the most exciting cities in Central Germany. Whether early human history, the Middle Ages, the Baroque, the Reformation and the Enlightenment, the Gründerzeit (period of rapid industrial expansion in the later 19th century) or classical modernity, here you will find a unique diversity of cultural testimonia within a compact area.

More information about the city of Halle (Saale) and individual booking possibilities at www.stadtmarketing-halle.de.

Handel was employed as organist in the Halle cathedral in 1702. Handel was employed as organist in the Halle cathedral in 1702.