Masaaki Suzuki –music director of the Bach Collegium in Japan– is the guest conductor of the Bachcelona Festival, where he will offer a concert featuring, among others, soloists from the Salvat Beca Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach’s two cantatas BWV 71 and BWV 119 will be performed, both composed as part of religious celebrations to mark civic and political events: Gott ist mein König was written in 1708 to celebrate the inauguration of Mühlhausen Municipal Council and Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn, which includes fragments of the Te Deum with texts by Martin Luther, was composed to mark the inauguration of Leipzig City Council in 1723. The concert will also feature the Cor Bachcelona Akademie and Bachcelona Consort, with Daniel Tarrida as organist.
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