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Bachtage Ohrdruf

Name:

Bachtage Ohrdruf

Location:

Ohrdruf, Thuringia, Germany

Venues:

St. Trinitatis Kirche Ohrdruf
Schloss Ehrenstein Ohrdruf
St. Michaelis Kirche Ohrdruf

Years:

Since 2010 (Biennial Festival)

Months:

June

Artistic Director:

Marco Lemme

Ensembles:

Cantus Cölln
frame out
Ludger Lohmann
Herr Rynkowski
and others ...

Website:

Bachtage Ohrdruf

History & Mission:

More than 170 years members of the Bach-family were acting as organists, cantors, deacons, superintendents and teachers in Ohrdruf. In 1695 the ten year old J.S. Bach moved to Ohrdruf to his older brother, Johann Christoph Bach. He attended the grammar school and gained his advanced knowledge in theology. Further more, he made his first steps as organist and composer during his time in Ohrdruf: Lessons with his brother, the church choir and organbuilding ...

When he left Ohrdruf in 1700, the young J.S. Bach was a well-skilled man. In Lüneburg, his next step, he served his further apprenticeship with the famous organist and composer Georg Böhm, who was born in a small village near Ohrdruf.

So Ohrdruf is very proud to have been one important station during the life of J.S. Bach and honors him and also Georg Böhm with this annual festival, the Bachtage Ohrdruf.

Recent Festivals:

1st Festival: Jun 10-13, 2010
2nd Festival: Jun 21-24, 2012

3rd Festival: Jun 15-22, 2014

Logo:

1st Festival - 2010

Source: Frank Braun - Bachtage Ohrdruf (December 2009)

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (December 2009 - March 2014)

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