The school, church and choir of St. Thomas date all the way back to 1212. In Saxony, the city of Leipzig is commemorating the Thomana anniversary with a year of festivities and events. Among the highlights are the week of celebrations from 19 to 25 March 2012 and the ceremony on 20 March 2012 in Leipzig's St. Thomas Church. On 21 March 2012, there is a special festival to mark the anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach in the city's New Town Hall. Former members of St. Thomas Choir will be performing at the event.