The Choir celebrates 800th anniversary of the Thomanerchor


Thomanerchor consists of 92 boys from 9 to 18 years of age

King's College Choir sang in Leipzig last weekend to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the St Thomas Church Choir (Thomanerchor).

The Thomanerchor was founded in 1212, the same year as St Thomas Church itself. It is one of the oldest and most famous choirs in Germany. Johann Sebastian Bach was the choir director from 1723 until his death in 1750. One of Bach's sons, the composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, was a member of the choir.

King's College Choir sang a concert on Friday evening and then joined the Thomanerchor, the Dresdner Kreuzchor and the Regensburger Domspatzen to sing Evensong on Saturday. All four choirs sang Mass on Sunday morning.

For details of the events and the Thomanerchor see the Thamana2012 website. For forthcoming concerts by King's College Choir, see Choir concerts and tours.

27 March 2012