St. Thomas Church
Johann Sebastian Bach and the St. Thomas Choir's spheres of influence
The St. Thomas Church was built as a monastery church in 1212. It can look back on more than 800 years of history. For 27 years (from 1723 to 1750), it was the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as Choirmaster in Leipzig. During this time, he led the St. Thomas Choir, which enjoys international fame to this day.
Most of Bach's works were written here. The St. Thomas Church is also Bach's final resting place and is regarded as an important centre of classical music, its influence reaching far beyond the borders of Germany.