"Die Thomaner singen bei den Maasai" ("The 'Thomaner Choir' singing at the Maasai"). Group of Maasai warriors and girls standing or squatting in front of a phonograph.; The "Thomanerchor" ("Thomaner Boys Choir") was formed in Leipzig in 1212 as part of the schedule of a boys school. It got well-known during the Baroque epoque when famous musicians and composers like Johann Hermann Schein and Johann Sebastian Bach held the position as cantors at the school. In the twentieth century, the choir began to focus strongly on Bach's works and to give concerts in numerous countries abroad in addition to those in Germany and to the weekly performances in the "Thomaskirche" in Leipzig. The choir is regarded as one of the best boys choirs in Germany. -- Wilhelm Guth (1888-1980), from Zeiskam in the Rhineland Palatinate, studied commerce before joining the Leipzig Mission as a pastor. He served in Gonja (southern Pare) from 1913 to 1917 and from 1927 to 1938. He left a large number of photographs, mostly taken by himself but including some by members of his family or fellow missionaries.
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