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Organ Hour at Gewandhaus

Leipzig, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig — Grosser Saal

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About the Event

Enjoy masterpieces of organ music with outstanding musicians in the unique atmosphere of the famous Gewandhaus Leipzig.

The Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, built in 1981 as home to the Gewandhausorchester, plays host to over 600 events and in excess of half a million visitors each year. The Gewandhaus stages around 250 classical concerts per season: Große Concerte with the Gewandhausorchester, chamber music, choral and organ concerts, music festivals and much more. The Gewandhaus‘s performance programme is complemented and enriched by a diverse range of music education and outreach activities and projects.
The phenomenal acoustic of the Great Hall has set a benchmark worldwide and must shy away from no comparisons with the world‘s newest concert halls. The sonic environment provided by the Great Hall was engineered to complement the considerable demands of the Gewandhausorchester. The steeply rising ‚vineyard‘ terraces offer perfect viewing from each of the Hall‘s 1,900 seats. The Mendelssohn Hall with its 498 seats offers a more intimate ambience for chamber music concerts. The Gewandhaus is the only concert hall to have been built during the GDR era.
Situated centrally, on Augustplatz, the Gewandhaus can be reached by foot quickly from any point in the city centre.


  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude and Fuge G Major BWV 550
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Choralbearbeitungen aus dem "Orgelbüchlein":
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist" BWV 631
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend" BWV 632
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier" BWV 633
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot'" BWV 635
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Vater unser im Himmelreich" BWV 636
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt" BWV 637
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Es ist das Heil uns kommen her" BWV 638
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Präludium und Fuge A‐Dur BWV 536
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Choralbearbeitungen aus dem "Orgelbüchlein":
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Choralpräludium “Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”, BWV 639
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "In dich hab' ich gehoffet, Herr" BWV 640
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein" BWV 641
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" BWV 642
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Alle Menschen müssen sterben" BWV 643
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – "Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig" BWV 644
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Toccata, Adagio und Fuge C‐Dur BWV 564
Program is subject to change


Organ player: Michael Schönheit


Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Augustusplatz 8, Leipzig, Germany — Google Maps

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