Events in the St. Thomas Church

Church Services

  • Sundays and Holidays at 9:30am and 6:00pm with Eucharist
  • Church music with the St. Thomas Boys Choir, guest ensembles, or soloists
  • Admission free
  • Children-also infants-will be supervised in the Grossman-Sacristy during the church service (9:30am)
  • The wheelchair entrance is through the door in the Burgstrasse
  • Hearing-impaired visitors should sit on the left-side of the center nave and adjust their hearing aids to "Telephone".
  • The church café in the Selnecker-Sacristy after the church services
  • Links to speeches and sermons

Music in Words - Words in Music

  • Fridays at 6:00pm (liturgical vesper service, lasts approx. 1 hour) and Saturdays at 3:00pm (normally with a Bach cantata performance, lasts approx. 1 ¼ hours)
  • Christmas Motet on Christmas Eve (Dec 24th) and New Years Eve Motet (Dec 31st) at 1:30pm
  • The motets are performed by the St. Thomas Boys Choir; however in their absence, motets will be preformed by guest ensembles and guest organists
  • There are no motets on Good Friday and during the Summer Holidays in Saxony
  • Every visitor is required to purchase an admissions program for 2€ per person at the entrance
  • Admission is free to children, pupils, and Leipzig-Pass cardholders
  • No reservations and no advance sales
  • Doors open 45 minutes prior to begin of motet


  • Concert tickets are required
  • Concert tickets (except the Passions and the Christmas Oratorio with the St. Thomas Boys Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra) may be bought in advance in the Thomasshop at the St. Thomas Church and in most ticket sales offices.
  • Doors open 45 minutes prior to concert begin
  •  Admission fees and prices can be found on the Calendar of Events

St.Thomas Parish Concerts

Recurrent yearly events:

  • March 21st: Concert honouring Bach's Birthday
  • During the Summer Holidays in Saxony; Concert series "Organs and More", Saturdays at 3:00pm
  • October 31st: Celebration Concert on Reformation Day 
  • Monday after the 2nd Advent, 7:30pm: Christmas Organ Concert by Candlelight
  • November 4th: Concert honouring Mendelssohn's Day of Death
  • December 31st, 9:00pm: New Year's Eve Organ Concert



Office for Events and Organization:

Office for Church Music
Gudrun Hartmann
Thomaskirchhof 18
04109 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-115
Fax: +49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-105
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Tickets and Information

Thomaskirche - Bach 2000 Marketing GmbH
Thomaskirchhof 18
04109 Leipzig
Telefon: + 49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-200
Fax: + 49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-205
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Seating Plan

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