Mission Statement of the Thomaskantor

Daily rehearsals directed by the Thomaskantor form the centerpiece of life of the choir. "At the center of Bach is the musical proclamation of the biblical text and at the end his statement of faith, the "Soli Deo Gloria". The combination of text and music in Bach is unique.", says Thomaskantor Andreas Reize, the 18th successor of Johann Sebastian Bach. Thus he consciously continues today, in the 21st century, the tradition of the choir’s most famous Thomaskantor. Bach marked most of his works, as was customary at the time, with the abbreviation S.D.G. in place of his own name. In this way, he made it clear that he saw his work as praise to God and that he had composed his music to honor God.