Bach-founded St. Thomas Choir to perform in Manhattan
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
MANHATTAN -- The St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, a tradition-rich choir dedicated to the legacy of J.S. Bach, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan. The event is part of Kansas State University's McCain Performance Series.
The choir was founded in 1212, and in the 18th century Bach was its leader for 27 years. He and his choir premiered countless Baroque music classics that continue to stand the test of time. The choir remains a major cultural and educational institution in Germany, and maintains its own school near St. Thomas Church in Leipzig.
For the Manhattan performance, choir will perform with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, which will perform two Bach cantatas, Vivaldi's Magnificat RV 610 and more.
Tickets for show cost $21-$46, plus applicable taxes and fees, and can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, by calling 785-532-6428 or online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.