[Translate to Englisch:] Renaissance Musikfestival
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The Renaissance Music Festival

Since 2006, professors and music-making students, excellent concert musicians and instrument makers, and hundreds of music lovers have gathered in Wittenberg to trace a unique treasure of German music history. No place would be better suited for this purpose than the birthplace of Protestant church music.

In addition to the comprehensive concert program, a Renaissance market will provide insights into the world of life and pleasure during the Renaissance. A courtly ball like in the times of Frederick the Wise with old music, culinary delicacies and historical garments forms the highlight of the Renaissance Music Festival. We invite you to celebrate, feast and dance in the authentic ambience of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Renaissance Musikfestival
© Corinna Kroll

Prelude of the Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival

Saturday, 27.08.2022 at 17:00 in the Cranachhof, Markt 4
String magic
Musical time travel from renaissance to pop
Thomas Höhne (lutes, guitar) & Gesine Friedrich (harp, viols)
free admission, collection requested
Saturday, 03.09.2022 at 19:00 in the castle church
In te, Domine, speravi - To you, O Lord, is all my hope
Ensemble La Sprezzatura (members of the youth music group Michael Praetorius Leipzig)
free admission, collection requested
Saturday, 10.09.2022 at 19:00 in the castle church
Youth surprises!
Early music, freshly conjured out of the hat
Praetorius Consort Wittenberg | Renaissance Ensemble Süssato of the District Music School Teltow-Fläming
free admission, collection requested

Program highlights 2022

Friday, 16.09.2022

The charlatan – Il Ciarlatano

at 19:00 in the courtyard of the town house

Baroque opera by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Grazer Barockensemble Ārt House 17

Tickets: 35 € / reduced 30 €   


Saturday, 17.09.2022

Musical city walk- concerts at historical places

at 3:00 pm in the castle church

Praetorius Consort Wittenberg | Wittenberger Hofkapelle & guests

Tickets: 30 € / reduced 25 €

Sunday, 18.09.2022

Cupid & Psyche

at 17:00 in the Old Town Hall

Emma Kirkby (voice) & Hille Perl (viola da gamba) - Gamba Consort

Tickets: 30 € / reduced 25 €

Monday, 19.09.2022

Gossip, clergy and cesspools

at 7:00 pm in the refectory Lutherhaus

A musical-literary panorama from Italy around 1450 - Ensemble Semperviva

Tickets: 25 € / reduced 20 €

Tuesday, 20.09.2022

Of evil devils, noble rulers and insolent thieves - Philipp Melanchthon as a storyteller

at 7:00 pm in the Melanchthon Garden

Musical reading with Dr. Stefan Rhein & Thomas Höhne (lute)

Tickets: 18 € / reduced 15 €

Thursday, 22.09.2022

A thousand and one sounds

at 19:00 in the monastery church

Music from the Near and Middle East
Duo do-nawā & Niloofar Bijanzadeh                                      

Tickets: 20 € / reduced 17 €

Friday, 23.09.2022

The Beautiful Magelona

at 7 pm in the Old Town Hall

An almost funny story from the European Renaissance
Ensemble Saitenweisen | Corinna Harfouch - Reading     

Tickets: 25 € / reduced 20 €

Saturday, 24.09.2022

Historical dance ball

at 8 pm in the Old Town Hall

A rushing dance pleasure with The Playfords           

Tickets: 38 €

Sunday, 25.09.2022


at 5:00 pm in the castle church

Legends, magic and love in music at the time of the "History of Stories
Ensemble Oni Wytars                                                                          

Tickets: 30 € / reduced 25 €

[Translate to Englisch:] Renaissance Musikfestival
[Translate to Englisch:] © Corinna Kroll

"Festival Epilogue" of the Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival

Friday, 28.10.2022 at 19:00 in the refectory Lutherhaus
From heart to heart
Chansons and surprises from the 15th century
Trio Petrucci                                                                                                               
Tickets: 20 € / reduced 17 €

Saturday, 29.10.2022 at 19:00 in the castle church
Grant us peace graciously
Festive concert on the 350th anniversary of the death of Heinrich Schütz
Wittenberg Court Chapel                                                                                     
Tickets: 20 € / reduced 17 €

Sunday 30.10.2022 at 20:00 in the refectory Lutherhaus
Ball whispering with Barbara Cranach and Katharina von Bora
The night before
Wittenberg Court Chapel | Silke Wallstein & Barbara Fressner - Drama
Tickets: 35 € / reduced 30 € 


Tickets for the individual concerts can be purchased in advance at the Lutherstadt Wittenberg Tourist Information.

To the presale


Other dates:

October 26 - 31, 2023,

October 25 - 31, 2024,

26 - 31 October 2025

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