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The St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig - Concerts in the St. Thomas Church

St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig

The St. Thomas Choir is sitting in traditional attire in front of the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, the Music City, cultural venue, concerts, sights
The St. Thomas Choir is Leipzig's oldest cultural institution © Peter Hirth

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!

Video: St. Thomas Choir

Image film about the St. Thomas Choir and the Music City of Leipzig on Youtube, sights, cultural venue, St. Thomas Church
© St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig

Dive into the world of these young singing prodigies, and experience a day in the life of the St. Thomas members.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Portrait of renowned composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived in Leipzig for several years and conducted the St. Thomas Choir in the St. Thomas Church as cantor, music city, culture
Johann Sebastian Bach © Sepp Beck