No 41 Lecture

Sun 16th June 2019  »  3:00 pm
Neues Rathaus, Festsaal
Theme day on the »Leipzig Disputation«

»duodecim vocum harmoneis conflatum«. Music around the Leipzig Disputation of 1519 – Lecture (in German) by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heidrich (Münster University)

A cooperation between Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig and Bachfest
Entrance free

Exactly 500 years ago a disputation lasting some three weeks was held between the Catholic theologian Johannes Eck and the reformers Martin Luther, Andreas Karlstadt and Philipp Melanchthon. This exchange of theological arguments organised by the university, which led to Luther’s definitive split from Rome, has gone down in history as the »Leipzig Disputation«. In the opening church service of the debate on 27 June, the choristers of St. Thomas’ Church under the direction of their cantor Georg Rhau sang a twelve-part missa, probably Antoine Brumel’s »Et ecce terrae motus«. The Leipzig vocal ensembles Calmus and amarcord will be reproducing this grandiose musical show on the anniversary of the event and indulging in a musical disputation – with a variety of songs of homage and satire on Luther and the pope. The theme day is complemented by events in the exhibition »DENK + MAL MAL Luther Melanchthon« in Neues Rathaus.