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Churches & Cemeteries

Last Update: 2018-05-14

Friday, 18th May 2018

Südfriedhof - South Cemetery

6:00 pm

Guided tour (in German): "Cemetery Whispers Part I: Of Death Counts, Revenants and The Fear of Premature Burial" with the art historian Dr. med. Anja Kretschmer
Meeting point: Square in front of the large funeral hall (Große Trauerhalle)

8:00 pm

Guided tour (in German): "Living Cemeteries - Part I"
Meeting point: West Entrance (Friedhofsweg 3)
The Leipzig Nature Conservation Union (NABU), in cooperation with the Ökostation Borna-Birkenhain and the Nature Conservation Institute (NSI), invites you to an exciting and informative guided tour around the wildlife at the Leipzig South Cemetery.

9:00 pm

Guided Tour (in German): "Living Graveyards – Part II"
Meeting point: Columbarium
In the second part of the tour, interested visitors can learn all about bats and then try to track them down with special tracking devices.

Peterskirche

10:00 pm

Concert: Nightsinging

Program:
Camille Saint-Saëns: "Calme des nuits" op. 68 Nr. 1
Francis Poulenc: Messe G-Dur FP 89
Maurice Duruflé: Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens op. 10
Francis Poulenc: Quatre petites prières de Saint Francois d´Assise FP 142
Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur: "Le cantique des cantiques"

Conductor: Risto Joost

Saturday, 19th May 2018

Südfriedhof (South Cemetery)

6:00 pm

Guided tour (in German): "Cemetary Whispers, Part II: Surrounding corpses – Wakes, Body Snatching und Corpse Wax" with the art historian Dr. med. Anja Kretschmer
Meeting point: Square in front of the large funeral hall (Große Trauerhalle)

Thomaskirche (St. Thomas’ Church)

7:00 pm, (entrance: 6:30 pm)

28th Festival of Music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Capella Fidicinia founded by Hans Grüss (1929-2001)

The Ensemble Capella Fidicinia interprets inter alia works by Guillaume Dufay, Noel Bauldeweyn and Balthasar Resinarius.

Sunday, 20th May 2018

Kirchenruine Wachau (Church ruin in Wachau)

2:00 pm

Concert: Arcana (Neoclassic and World Music from Sweden)

Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church)

3:00 pm

"Inflamed" - Gothic Christian - "Gothic Christ XVII"

Program:
from 3:30 pm: open church

4:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Scene church service: "Inflamed"
Sermon: Patrik Thiele, music: Aurago & Ebenbild

9:00 pm

Compline
Sung evening prayer with Mareike Greb (Lambda) and Anna Reiland (Aurago)

Südfriedhof (South Cemetery)

11:00 am till 4:00 pm

The mourning halls and the crematorium are open for inspection.

4:00 pm, Große Trauerhalle

Concert: "Music, you heavenly entity" - choir concert for Pentecost with the Men's choir of North Leipzig

Inter alia works by Anton Bruckner, Mathieu Neumann and Dmitrij Boernjanskij.

5:00 pm, Große Trauerhalle

Reading (German): "False death and other oddities" with the art historian Anja Kretschmer

Monday, 21st May 2018

Südfriedhof

5:00 pm

Guided tour (in German): "Legendary Death in Saxony - Legendary Tales about the Mysteries of Death" with the art historian Anja Kretschmer
Meeting point: Square in front of the large funeral hall (Große Trauerhalle)