Welcome to the Gewandhausorchester’s official Youtube Channel. The Gewandhausorchester can look back today on an over 250 year history starting when a group of Leipzig merchants founded a Concert Society, which, under the name “Grosses Concert” made music history and brought forth one of the bestknown and most renowned musical ensembles world-wide. Some 70 “Grand Concerts” in Leipzig alone are on the annual schedule of the Gewandhausorchester, which has additionally served for over 200 years as the house orchestra at the Leipzig Opera, on top of which it accompanies the weekly Johann Sebastian Bach cantatas performed by St. Thomas’s Choir at St. Thomas’s Church, plus some 35 guest appearances per season all over the world along with making countless recordings.