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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0341/960-2855
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Description: Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was...
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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Outstanding Bach concert..

Superb acoustic for classical concert in this church where Bach studied and performed few of his pieces. I was able to attend the finale of summer Bach concert in Thomaskirche and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After visiting St. Nicholas Church earlier, St. Thomas Church was 'very plain' in comparison. Worth popping in for a look if walking past.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Superb acoustic for classical concert in this church where Bach studied and performed few of his pieces. I was able to attend the finale of summer Bach concert in Thomaskirche and I must say it was indeed a splendid event. Bach "cantata" was executed brilliantly and the acoustic of the church deserve a plus..

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As a church there is not much to see since it's a pretty simple church! BUT!!! This is the church that J.S.Bach worked as an organist and had many more duties. He is also burried in there! In there you can see 2 church organs and an exposition of musical instruments and sheets! A must see for every musician! If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely Lutheran church outside and inside. Beautiful ceiling inside and the organ is wonderful. It is famous as the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked, and as the current location of his remains. There is a large statue of Bach outside the church where many locals come to play their music.

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Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a truly beautiful church. This is the second time I have visited the church. The organist was practicing with a soloist and the sound was just wonderful. Also, Joh. Seb. Bach. Is buried there. Another church of interest if in Leipzig is the Nikolaikirche.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful church, so much history here, 2 organs, frequent live performances - see Thomaskirche website, a must for all lovers of J S Bach's music

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the church where Johann Sebastian Bach sued to work, his tomb is there, there's a window with his picture, and organs used to play his work

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The place where J S Bach composed and led the music for 27 years. His grave is a highlight. Hearing any music in this church is a bonus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Bachs remains were interred here in 1949 having been shifted from their original burial site. Lovely simple gravestone in front of the alter. The church is simple, however its association with Bach as Choir Master and the St Thomas Choir remains as a draw card. If you are not interested in Bach then say away. Nothing to see here......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A 'must see; in Leipzig if you are interested in music. This is the home of Bach, Martin Luther and the famous St Thomas Boys Choir. Sadly the choir was not performing, this being the summer recess However we were able to here an accomplished organist from Boston play Bach and Vivaldi which was just wonderful. The church is plain... More 

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