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

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. A musical event of very particular significance during the anniversary celebration, commencing in spring, is the traditional performance of one of Bach’s Passions in St. Thomas Church in the run-up to Easter: the St. Matthew Passion.

The concert was streamed live on ARTE Live Web on Good Friday, 6th April, at 7 p.m. and the MDR presented the concert in full length on Good Friday at 0.00 a.m.

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
St. Thomas Boys Choir
Georg Christoph Biller, conductor

Christina Landshamer   Soprano
Stefan Kahle  
Wolfram Lattke  
Martin Lattke  
Klaus Mertens  
Gotthold Schwarz  


Year of production:2012
Recording Date:5/6 April 2012
Recording location:St. Thomas Church Leipzig
First Broadcast Date:06.04.2012
Production company:
Associated Production Company:Arte, MDR
Distribution TV:C Major Entertainment
Director:Michael Beyer