Bach Society Houston invites you to the
2020 Leipzig Bach Festival
UPDATE: AS OF MARCH 10, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M., WE REGRET THAT THIS TRIP IS SUSPENDED. MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW.
June 9–21, 2020
Organizer: The Rev. Dr. Robert Moore
+49 151 269 333 41
This summer, Bach Choir Houston will sing at the Leipzig Bach Festival and in many other sites. Bach fans are invited to join Bach Society Houston in support of the Bach Choir's presence with Bach Choirs from around the world who form the “Bach Family.” This is a cultural opportunity to travel to Leipzig, sister city with Houston, and to other areas famous for Bach and other great composers of the Baroque period.
The title of this year's festival is: "BACH – We Are FAMILY"
A word from Dr. Michael Maul, the Artistic Director of the Bach Festival:
When we first started planning, we had a vision of a celebration like the ones the Bach family used to hold in Thuringia. Once a year, this extensive family of musicians met together somewhere to make music together and sing the legendary quodlibets. Today, the Bach family is a global one. All over the world, there are people who for their love of Johann Sebastian Bach come together in Bach societies and choirs. In 2020, the oldest of these, the Neue Bach-Gesellschaft, will be celebrating its annual Bach Festival with us – as it does every five years. But this time we have also invited all the other ›family members‹ too, that is, all the Bach groups we could find around the globe: more than 250 of them! The response exceeded all our expectations. Some 50 Bach choirs and ensembles will be making the pilgrimage from every continent to Leipzig to take an active part in the festival. And so we can already proudly and joyfully announce that the 2020 Bach Festival will be the largest family festival ever celebrated by the global Bach community. That fits in perfectly with the title "BACH – We Are FAMILY!" because it stands for this wonderful feeling of belonging that binds us all together. Love of Bach’s music knows neither geographical, cultural nor confessional boundaries. And that will be demonstrated continually — and in continually different ways — on the eleven days of the festival.
Cost for the land portion of the trip including hotel, breakfast and one other meal per day, transportation, concert tickets and other entry fees is $4200, which includes a donation of $400 per person. The tour begins on check-in at the hotel and ends with check-out. A single supplement is required at $800. Of this, $400 will be be a tax-deductible donation to Bach Society Houston in support of the choir's travel.
Reserve your place on the trip with your deposit of $1500 per person, payable to Bach Society Houston.
Airfare is an extra expense. For assistance, please contact the Bach Society office at 713.400.0514.
Deadline is March 1.