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The Bach Collegium Japan (BCJ) is an orchestra and chorus specialising in Baroque music. It was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, a Japanese organist, harpsichordist and conductor.

Since 1995 the Bach Collegium Japan have produced 40 recordings in a series of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas on the BIS label.

The Bach Collegium Japan holds an annual concert series of Bach’s cantatas and a number of instrumental programmes. BCJ has appeared at major festivals in cities such as Santiago de Compostela, Tel Aviv, Leipzig and Melbourne in 2000, the 250th. anniversary of Bach’s death. In recent years BCJ has given concerts in the UK, Italy, USA, South Korea and Germany. These performances included J.S. Bach’s cantatas, Magnificat, St. John Passion and his Mass in B minor.

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  • noeriasan

    v Don't know what to do about that. It's right that Bach was the composer, but not the interpreter. I think it's pretty unfair for those who play the songs.

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • _duif

    how about tagging it Johann Sebastian Bach.

    3 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Bach_fan

    Hey! Thought you might be interested that Masaaki Suzuki will be conducting Bach Collegium Japan at Valparaiso University campus March 19, 2011. They will perform JS Bach's 'Mass in B minor'. Check this out for more details. I can't wait!

    8 Sep 2010 Reply