While the majority of the events taking place at the Old Latin School will be designed by the groups using the facility, the OLS will also occasionally offer programs. For example, the “Reformation World Exhibit” in 2017 will especially provide opportunities for visitors to the Old Latin School. As these programs and events become available, they will be posted on the website and Facebook page.
We would especially like to recommend attending the Divine Service in the chapel of the Old Latin School, which is regularly held on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 4:00 p.m. Pastors of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK) lead the services following the Lutheran liturgy, and Holy Communion is celebrated. (Entrance at the back door through our historic portal, across from City Church)

Upcoming Events in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

"The Week Before" Reformation Day 2017

  • Friday - Oct. 20, 7:00 PM (Schlosskirche)

    “A mighty fortress is our God” Opening of the Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival with the Wittenberg court orchestra http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de 

  • Saturday - Oct. 21, 2:00 PM (Hof der Leucorea)

    Presentation of 95 limited edition “Martin Luther” apple trees www.martin-luther-apfel.de

  • Saturday - Oct. 21, 3:00 PM (Schlosskirche)

    Dance music of the Renaissance of Germany and Scotland; Renaissance Music Festival concert with the Pretorius Consort Wittenberg http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de  

  • Saturday - Oct. 21, 7:00 PM (Stadtkirche)

    “The beast can swim – on Luther’s long table,” a musical theater project of the childrens’ choir of the Leipzig Opera & the youth music group Michael Praetorius Leipzig (a Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival concert) http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Saturday - Oct. 21, 8:00 PM (Malsall, Schlossstr. 1)

    “Network Reformation: the reforming and religious political imagery of the Cranach-workshop; lecture by Prof. Josef Walch www.cranach-stiftung.de

  • Sunday - Oct. 22, 5:00 PM (Schlosskirche)

    “In the middle of life” a Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival concert with the Lautten Compagney and the Calmus ensemble http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Monday - Oct. 23, 7:00 PM (Lutherhaus, Refektorium)

    “Musica, for delight and joy,” a Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival concert with the B-five Recorder Consort Ensemble http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 24, 6:30 PM (Lutherhaus, Refektorium)

    “The Leipzig Theses Print 1517” lecture by Mirko Gutjahr, www.martinluther.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 24, 12:00 PM (Schlosskirche)

    OrgelPunkt12, 30 minutes of organ music (Steven Hoffmann, USA) www.schlosskirche-wittenberg.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 24, 7:00 PM (Katholische Kirche)

    “Hildegard of Bingen”, a Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival concert with VocaMe  http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Tuesday & Wednesday - Oct. 24-25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Cranach-Haus, Markt 4)

    Luther creates pressure – the unbelievable journey of Abrafaxe to Witteneberg in the year 1517, special exhibit and school project www.cranach-stiftung.de

  • Wednesday - Oct. 25, 7:00 PM (Melanchthonhaus)

    “Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon: Scenes of a Relationship”, Readings with musical accompaniment; a Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival concert with Stefan Rhein, music from Thomas Höhne and Christoph Sommer http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Thursday - Oct. 26, 12:00 PM (Schlosskirche)

    OrgelPunkt12, 30 minutes of organ music (Steven Hoffmann, USA) www.schlosskirche-wittenberg.de

  • Friday - Oct. 27, 7:00 PM (Stadthaus)

    “Dolcissima Speranza – a mystery play concerning the power of hope in music” a Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival concert with “I Confidenti”, Potsdam http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Saturday - Oct. 28, 1:00 PM (Altes Rathaus)

    Instrument exhibit of the Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival, http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Saturday - Oct. 28, 3:00 PM (Schlosskirche)

    “The Muses’ Fellows” Concert with Julla von Landsberg, Soprano, a Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival concert http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Saturday - Oct. 28, 8:00 PM (Altes Rathaus)

    Renaissance Ball with the ensemble all’improvviso, http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Sunday - Oct. 29, 7:00 PM (Malsaal im Cranach-Hof)

    Concert for two Lutes with Rolf Lislevand and Thor Harald Johnsen, a Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival concert http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Sunday-Tuesday - Oct. 29-31, (Altstadt)

    Historic Market Spectacle for the Reformation festival  www.wittenberger-reformationsfest.de

  • Monday - Oct. 30, 10:00 PM (Lutherhaus, Refektorium)

    “The Night before: a musical Journey through the Year 1517 in Wittenberg” with the Wittenberg court orchestra and Stefan Rhein http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 31, 3:00 PM & 5:00 PM (Katholische Kirche)

    Renaissance Music Festival Concert with Lorenz Duftschmid and Rolf Lislevand http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

  • Monday & Tuesday - Oct. 30-31, 8:00 PM (Schlossplatz/Rathaus)

    Light show on the castle church and old court house, www.wittenberg.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 31, 10:00 AM (Stadtkirche, Schlosskirche, Hof der Leucorea)

    Festival Worship Service for Reformation Day, www.stadtkirchengemeinde-wittenberg.de , www.schlosskirche-wittenberg.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 31, 12:00 PM (Cranach-Haus, Market 4)

    Tour through the Exhibit “Cranach’s World” and the Cranach courtyards

  • Tuesday - Oct. 31, 12:30 (Malsaal, Schlossstr. 1)

    “Mensch Luther” Lecture von Dr. Friedrich Schorlemmer www.cranach-stiftung.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 31, 4:00 PM (Bugenhagensaal)

    Luther for beginners – Lecture by city church pastor, Dr. Johannes Block www.stadtkirchegemeinde-wittenberg.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 31, 5:30 PM (Schlosskirche)

    Festival of Songs, songs from 500 Years of Reformation to listen to and sing with the Valparaiso Chorale (USA) and a selection of brass instrumentalists of the Evangelical church in central Germany www.schlosskirche-wittenberg.de

  • Tuesday - Oct. 31, 6:30 PM (Stadtkirche)

    “Here I stand and – sing!” Festival concert by the Wittenberg Kantorei for Reformation Day with works of J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy www.stadtkirchegemeinde-wittenberg.de

  • Sunday - Nov. 4, 3:00 PM (Schlosskirche)

    Final concert of the Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival with the Valparaiso University Choral and Leipzig baroque orchestra http://www.wittenberger-renaissancemusik.de

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