St. Thomas Boys Choir

Thomanerchor Thomanerchor The Symbol externer Link St. Thomas Boys Choir, whose history dates back to the year 1212, is the oldest cultural establishment of the city of Leipzig. Outliving all political, municipal, religious, and educational controversy, 800 years musica sacra has shaped the choir's past.

Through the influence of the many St. Thomas Cantors, including the most famous-Johann Sebastian Bach (Thomas Cantor 1723-1750)-the city of Leipzig and the St. Thomas Church became the center of Protestant church music. The St. Thomas Church is home to the Boys Choir. A choir rich in tradition, they are committed to continue his musical legacy.

Foto: Gerd Mothes  Gotthold Schwarz became the 37th Thomas Cantor, the 17th following Johann Sebastian Bach, on August 20, 2016. Professor Schwarz had served as interim conductor of the St. Thomas Choir following the resignation of Georg Christoph Biller.

  The Bach Passion concerts and the Christmas Oratorio draw thousands of visitors to the St. Thomas Church.