Four compete for Bach’s old job

St Thomas Church in Leipzig has summoned four cantors to audition. They are:

Markus Teutschbein of Basle;

Clemens Flämig of Halle;

KMD Prof. Dr. h.c. Markus Johannes Langer of Rostock;

and Matthias Jung of the Dresden Boys’ choir.

Details here.


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  • Is it too much to mention that Bach actually was a COMPOSER, and no, this consequently is NOT for his old job, unless we would do without all the music that is already there, which I don’t think is going to disappear? Not even given 21th century “etiquette.”

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