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"Thomaskirche" Top 5 Page for this destination Thomaskirche & Thomanerchor Tip by Kathrin_E

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  • Thomaskirche - Leipzig
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The late gothic church does not look very spectacular, nevertheless it is Leipzig’s most visited attraction. The church’s fame is connected with the Thomaner boys choir and its most famous conductor ever – Johann Sebastian Bach. I think there is no need to explain who he was… After his death in 1750 Bach was buried in the church of St John, which was destroyed in World War II so his mortal remains were transferred to St Thomas and buried in front of the altar where his grave can still be adored.
Thomaskirche website

The Thomaner choir sing in the Motette every Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m.), except during the school holidays and when they are away on concert tours, in that case other choirs will perform. A very small entrance fee buys a leaflet with the programme. Come half an hour earlier if you want seats at all, and at least 45 minutes earlier if you want decent seats.
Thomanerchor website

Address: Thomaskirchhof 18 | 04109 Leipzig

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  • Written Aug 24, 2009
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