Thomaner-Anwärter Klasse 1 und 2

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The 7- or 8-year-old boys of the first and second preparatory classes of the Thomanerchor Leipzig are trained by staff members of the Thomanerchor during so-called daily “singing hours”. In addition to this training, which includes the learning of lieder and an introduction to music theory, every one of the 30 boys receives individual voice training and instrumental instruction once a week. The boys visit the same elementary school where, in conjunction with after-school care, they are given special musical training. After successfully passing the entry examinations a boy becomes a member of the Thomanerchor at beginning of the fourth school year.