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Jun 04, 2019

Bach Week Festival kicks off today

The Deák Square Lutheran Church will host the 30th Bach Week Festival in Budapest.

Today marks the beginning of the 30th Bach Week Festival in Budapest.

Celebrating the rich legacy of the Baroque-era German composer, the concert series attempts to revisit every piece Bach has ever written. The Deák Square Lutheran Church will host the event.

Co-coordinated by the Hungarian Bach Society and the Lutheran Church, the concert series takes place on the first week of June every year. Regular events include organ and solo concerts, chamber music and oratorio. This year, the festival will kick off with a mass in B minor, alongside a wide range of small performances. In traditional fashion, the intervals will see shorter homilies.

The mass in B minor will be performed by soprano singer, Eszter Zemlényi and contralto singer, Judit Németh. They will be joined by tenor, Zoltán Megyesi and bass, László Jekl. The Lutheránia Chorus and the Budapesti Vonósok Chamber Orchestra will provide the music, and Salamon Kamp will be the orchestra conductor for the evening.