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Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was moved in 1949, for the last 27 years of his life.
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Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 9602855
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Reviewed 2 days ago

... we were guests over a weekend of two Motette performances. The Thomaschor is certainly an old choir but also one that je-juvenates by allowing a new class to join every year. The choir under leadership of Gotthold Schwarz is expertly singing the Kantates of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very nice church to explore. Amazing stain glass windows and the site Bach's burial. There is also a small exhibit of Bach sheet music and other items. Worth the visit

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a really nice church to wander around but whilst I was there, there was an organist practising for a recital so it made it extra special. A notice is on the entrance door to explain when there are practices, recitals, etc. going on...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had opportunity to participate in the Bach festival and many concerts were at this beautiful church. Amazing ‼️acoustic is excellent. Love it

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the time to visit this beautiful Lutheran church, which figures prominently in the history of music. Bach was the choir master here in the mid-1700s.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

JS Bach's church for which he did a LOT of composition - there is a statue of him outside. The first visit coincided with a party of US students who were giving a recital, so access was limited, but a visit later in the week...More

Thank Clive R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is cool inside, a welcome relief from the heatwave outside. It is beautifully kept and has that old church musty-woody smell which is lovely. We only spent a few minutes here but the atmosphere inside was tangible. I should imagine that listening to...More

Thank julia h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured into this church one morning while walking around Leipzig. This is where Bach served as the choir master for the last 27 years of his life. A beautiful church in a colorful neighborhood. Definitely worth a look if you’re in Leipzig.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By a pure fluke we reached here as the choir was performing. The lead singer had an incredible voice. Interior is just stunning.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This attractive church holds the supposed remains of JS Bach, in front of the altar area. But for me the place to look is not there but up and to the rear. The loft is where Bach and his singers and orchestra created some of...More

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Maureen P
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Response from Carl V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unfortunately no. According to their website there isn't much to do during the week. Services are on Sundays and much of the action are on Saturdays... It's a shame. Cheers Carl