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J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue

Chapter Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross

June 2022
15. June 2022

“So now Faith, Hope, and Love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is Love.” 1. Corinthians 13:13

The Art of Fugue, a cycle containing 14 fugues and 4 canons, is the pinnacle of Baroque polyphony and one of the most sophisticated pieces of music of all time.

Part of the project BACH XXII

“Bach’s music offers us rays of insight into harrowing experiences he had as an orphan, a lonely teenager, and a grieving husband and father. His music illustrates it, which is one of the reasons that gives it credibility and great power. Above all, however, we hear the joy and pleasure of it, as he celebrated the wonders of the universe and the mysteries of existence…”

John Eliot Gardiner


venue / Chapter Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross

This Gothic church conceals a new organ designed to be able to interpret music from all styles and periods.

More on venue The Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross

Festival catalogue

A catalogue with all program details, Litomyšl tour guide with tourist tips how to get the most from your festival visit.

Collect your order at the entrance from our ushers upon your voucher.



Programme booklet of a show

Collect your programme at the entrance from our ushers upon your voucher.


Shuttle service

To all festival ticket holders we offer free transports from/to their accommodation facility outside the town of Litomyšl in distance up to 20 km, and from the train station in Česká Třebová.

Tůma Jaroslav
190 / 390 / 490 CZK Admission to the concert on Wednesday 15 June at the Chapter Church. All other admissions are free of charge. 50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

No intermission Estimated end of the concert at 9.00 p.m.  


about the event


Jaroslav Tůma – organ

frequently asked questions

Where can I buy tickets?

It’s necessary to purchase tickets for the concert in the capitular Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross (J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue). The screening and exposition at the Sokol theater and in the Church of St. Anna are free to the public as part of the project Bach XXII.

Do I need to see it all?

No, you don’t. Selecting performances from the “Bach Marathon’s” entire range is completely up to you.

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