Leipzig

06Aug 2017

With much sadness we heard that Dr. Hinrich Lehmann-Grube, first Mayor of Leipzig after the fall of the Wall, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017.  He was 84 years old.  Dr. Lehmann-Grube was Mayor when the sister city relationship between Houston and Leipzig was established, and he was instrumental and supportive in bringing the cities […]

19Jun 2017

Leipzig.  Franziska von Sohl. Two new records: international visitors and ticket sales This year’s Leipzig Bach Festival drew to a close on June 18 with a performance of the Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach in St. Thomas’ Church, Leipzig (Germany). Nearly 71,000 visitors attended the 120-plus events that made up the ten-day […]

05May 2017

We have an extra-special program for you at our next meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX  77005:  one of Leipzig’s Buergermeisters is in town, and with his teenage daughter Annalena we’ll have a double header!  Since we […]

04Aug 2016

The City of Leipzig published the following press release on August 2, 2016. Rev. Dr. Robert Moore ist Leipzigs Reformationsbotschafter in den USA Die Stadt Leipzig hat heute Reverend Dr. Robert Moore von der Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) aus Leipzigs Partnerstadt Houston zum offiziellen Reformationsbotschafter in den USA ernannt. Leipzig wird zum 500-jährigen […]

11Apr 2016

The following letter is from Shelby Lyn Simms, a student from the Houston area currently studying at Abilene Christian University, who is raising money with a Leipzig or Bust Invitational Golf Tournament for her study trip to Leipzig this summer. Hello! 2016 is going to be a great year as I plan to study abroad […]

10Apr 2016

American Space Leipzig is an initiative between the University of Leipzig and the U.S. Government to encourage learning, exchange, and dialogue between the United States and Germany.  The first center of its type in Central Germany, it offers a public platform for dialog and exchange between the USA and Germany on a local level. Its […]

04Sep 2015

With much regret we received the following letter from the City of Leipzig and the Gewandhaus Orchestra: 3rd of September 2015 The End of an Era Riccardo Chailly, the Gewandhauskapellmeister for the past ten years, will end his work with the orchestra in the 2015/2016 season. He will direct his last concerts as the Gewandhauskapellmeister […]

12Aug 2015

Twenty-six years ago at this time, a great number of people were clueless. The secret services of all the western allies, the Staatspolizei of the DDR and the KGB (including Mr. Putin, who was stationed in Dresden as an agent), the pundits and politicians, and the many families suffering from a division of Germany – […]