St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig
Johann Sebastian Bach’s own, the legendary
THOMANERCHOR LEIPZIG – St. Thomas Choir
Gotthold Schwarz, Thomaskantor
with the Saxon Barockorchester – Combined ensemble of 60
Established in the year 1212, the choir was led by J.S. Bach for 27 years and together they premiered countless of his works. The St. Thomas Choir continues as a major institution in Germany: their school just a stone’s throw from the St. Thomas church, they perform weekly with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and they’ve even been featured on a postage stamp! This tour’s program includes some of Bach’s best-known cantatas and motets.
“Surely this is what it must have been like to hear Bach lead the ensemble in one of his cantatas. … an exquisite program of works by Bach and Vivaldi … This was a highlight of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.” The New York Times