Chorale begins Thomaskirche residency

The Valparaiso University Chorale started a three-day residency at Thomaskirche in Leipzig (its third since 2004) by performing during a Friday evening service on May 28.

Watch highlights from the service and interviews with Chorale members on Valpo's YouTube channel.

The Chorale is the only U.S. ensemble ever to be invited to serve a residency at Thomaskirche. It is serving as the choir for weekend worship services in a role usually performed by the Thomanerchor, the choir that J.S. Bach led during his 27 years as cantor for the church.

Photographs from the May 28 concert also are available on Flickr.

Prior to the service, members of the Chorale were led on a special tour of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig by Bach scholar Dr. Peter Wollny.

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May 20: Concert - Leipzig, Lutherkirche (7:30 p.m.)
May 23: Service - Seyda (10 a.m.) and Gentha (1 p.m.)
May 24: Concert – Rottenburg am Neckar, Wallfahrtskirche Weggental (7 p.m.)
May 25: Choral Workshop – Rottenburg am Neckar (9:30 a.m.)
May 26: Concert - Bernburg, Schlosskirche (7:30 p.m.)
May 27: Concert - Köthen, St. Agnus kirche (7:30 p.m.)
May 28 - Service - Leipzig, Thomaskirche (5 p.m.)
May 29 - Cantata - Leipzig, Thomaskirche (3 p.m.)
May 30 - Service - Leipzig, Thomaskirche 10 (a.m.)