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J.S. Bach – Mass in B Minor – Georg Christoph Biller, St. Thomas Boys Choir, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

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The Mass in B Minor, Bach’s last completed vocal work as well as the climax of his creativity, reveals the overwhelming wealth of his compositional skills. In the history of music it ranks highly, as the “Montblanc of church music” (Franz Liszt) – composed during Bach’s time as cantor at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Performed in this important composer’s domain, the Mass in B Minor casted a spell over its listeners as the crowning glory of the Leipzig Bach Festival in 2013.  more

St. Matthew Passion – St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig and Georg Christoph Biller

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The St. Thomas Boys’ Choir is widely acknowledged as one of the finest boys’ choirs in the world: In 2012, the choir celebrated its 800th anniversary – an almost unbelievable period of time, all ups and downs of European history the choir outlasted, maintaining its unbroken traditions over the centuries and holding onto established principles such as the inclusion of the elder boys in the education of the younger ones. more

Die Thomaner – A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig

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In March 2012 the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig celebrates its 800th anniversary – promptly for this unique centenary anniversary the choir appears in a full-length documentary film on the big screen for the first time. Through their personal stories, a sensitive portrayal of the St. Thomas Boys emerges, which raises questions about the fascination of the traditional ensemble. more