The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: The legendary St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig will perform Reformation music at Luther Memorial Church this Sunday night | November 14, 2017

By Jacob Stockinger

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Luther Memorial Church will host the historic and legendary St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) of Leipzig, Germany.

The famed boychoir will perform this coming Sunday night at 7 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church (below), 1021 University Ave.

The program will present music of Johann Sebastian Bach (the motets “Fürchte dich nicht,” “Komm, Jesu, komm” and “Der Geist hilft”) and unspecified choral music of Heinrich Schütz, Johann Schein and Felix Mendelssohn.

Tickets are available at www.luthermem.org/st-thomas at $20, $30 and $50. Student rush tickets will be available day of concert.

The St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor) of Leipzig, Germany, was founded in 1212. Johann Sebastian Bach (below) served as Thomaskantor, director of the choir, from 1723 to 1750. (For more background about the group, its pedigree and the music of Bach, see the YouTube video at the bottom.)

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2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for posting this!

    I would like to add that the on-line ticket sales will close at noon on Sunday, the 19th November, and that ticket sales at the door will start at 6.00p.m., and will be cash and check ONLY.

    Comment by bratschespeilerin — November 14, 2017 @ 12:44 am

  2. It’s an amazing choir: I believe the oldest and longest running classical music group in the world. Saw them in Leipzig but this program should be special.

    Comment by fflambeau — November 14, 2017 @ 12:15 am


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