Musica Sacra Maastricht15 — 17 SEP 2023
Every third weekend of September, the Maastricht city center is entirely dedicated to Musica Sacra Maastricht. The four-day festival is always based around an annually changing theme that fulfills the key role throughout the program, which consists of about 100 program components each year.
The program covers the full breadth of genres, styles and eras, performed by national and international top musicians and ensembles with new and young talent. In addition to music programming, an extensive program of theater, film, dance, exhibitions, lectures and excursions is offered. Many program components are specially produced for Musica Sacra Maastricht and will premiere during the festival.
Musica Sacra Maastricht has evolved since the eighties of the last century from a European festival of religious music to a broadly programmed arts festival with top music from all times and takes place in Theater aan het Vrijthof and on many special locations in the historic city center of Maastricht.
Festival themes of recent years were: ‘The way’ (2015), ‘Sacrifice of Love’ (2016), ‘In the Beginning’ (2017), ‘Reciprocate - Forgive - Reconcile’ (2018), ‘Praying & Begging’ (2019), 'Acceptance and Resignation' (2020) and 'Mother Earth' (2021).
The festival theme for Musica Sacra 2023: Mercy
The next edition of Musica Sacra will take place from 15 September until 17 September 2023. The new festival theme is Mercy (Barmhartigheid).