L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 11/30/2014 | 22781 Views | 4 | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Bach's Thomaner

Bach in Leipzig

Project leadership:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Wolff
Prof. Dr. Peter Wollny

The research project
The Thomanerchor, the St. Thomas Choir in Leipzig, is considered one of the most successful and oldest boys’ choirs in the world. The uncontested pinnacle of its now 800-year history was the 27 years (1723–1750) in which Johann Sebastian Bach led the choir as cantor. It was in Leipzig that Bach composed his more than 200 church cantatas, his two great Passions, and the Christmas Oratorio – and the Thomaner, his students at St. Thomas, wrote Western music history with the…