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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 the 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 - reaching far beyond the borders of Germany. 


location Ev.- Luth. Parish of St. Thomas in Leipzig
Thomaskirchhof 18
04109 Leipzig
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