On Friday 11th at 5pm we have the documentary film DIE THOMANER (1h50mins). In German with English sub-titles.
Founded in 1212 the St. Thomas Choir Leipzig is one of the most famous and prestigious boys’ choirs in the world. This documentary accompanies “Die Thomaner”, aged between 9 and 18 years old, over a period of one year. Their unique world, from motets to boarding school and the football pitch, is distinguished by success, pressure to perform, doubt, pride, homesickness, and friendship. The film charts the breadth of the boys’ experience from the classroom to traveling on tour to South America.
“A sensitive, magnificent documentary that makes the hairs on your neck stand on end.” – Hamburger Abendblatt
‘’I wasn't sure what to expect from this two-hour documentary about a boys' choir, but I was both charmed and entertained. I also gained real insight into the kind of life these boys and young men lead as part of a boarding school,and one of the best choirs in the world.
I think the film-makers did a great job of showing the hard work, passion and occasionally, tears that are part of the extraordinary commitment these boys and their families make, and the musical parts of the film are, at times, truly breath-taking. I found myself wishing they could be longer!
It's a beautiful film to look at, too. The churches, concert halls, cities and other locations are the 'guest stars', but the 'Thomaner' themselves really steal this show.
Well worth seeing, and not just for Bach fans.’’ IMDb reviewer
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