The Thomanerchor (St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig) is a boys' choir in Leipzig, Germany. The choir was founded in 1212. At present, the choir consists of 92 boys from 9 to 18 years of age. The members, called Thomaner, live in a boarding school, theThomasalumnat, and attend Thomasschule zu Leipzig, a Gymnasium school with a linguistic profile and a focus on musical education. The younger members attend the primary school 76. Grundschule in der Manetstraße. Johann Sebastian Bach served asThomaskantor, director of the choir, from 1723 to 1750.
The present publication brings to the accompanying DVD, the earliest known cinematic accounts of the everyday life of Thomas' Boys Choir and the St. Thomas School. Included are the rotated on 16 mm film, "The St. Thomas. A day in the Thomas-Alumnat" two 8-mm cameras rotated Class Film and others by Thomas student Hans-Jürgen Bersch. The film by Fritz spit reflects the internal life of the Thomas School.
A bonus track shows a recent short film of the St. Thomas Choir of today. The historical images are made available for the first time and show a fascinating insight into daily life. The extensive accompanying book treats the Thomas Choir with tradition and modernity.