Bachfest Leipzig

The festival dedicated to Bach opened yesterday with an open air concert at Marktplatz where a youth choir of Chinese and German sang not only Bach but also Mendelsohn, Haydn and Chinese songs. This first part was followed by a second with Tine Thing Helseth, the barefoot Norwegian trumpet player who opted not only for Bach pieces but also for ones by Vivaldi, Marcello and Albinoni. The weather was excellent and the atmosphere, or Bachmosphere was great, I really enjoyed it!