The St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig - Concerts in the St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig
Musical life in Leipzig stretches back to its roots in the year 1212. It is at this point in time that Margrave Dietrich appropriated a church and dedicated it to the Augustinian canon, who was very interested in growing his own power. The associate collegiate school was initially tasked with training boys in liturgical singing. This represented the origins of the St. Thomas choir.
The structure of this most famous German boy's choir, which was led by Johann Sebastian Bach for 27 years, has remained unchanged for 800 years. The weekly motets and cantatas enjoy great popularity among music lovers.
St. Thomas Church Performances:
- Fridays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (liturgical form of the vesper)
- Saturdays: 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm (a cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach is usually performed at this time)
Each visitor is required to purchase a ticket for 2 Euros at the front entrance. These tickets are more than worth it!