Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations

Bach Marathon

Home > London > Fun Things To Do | Concerts | Classical Music
by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Back to Back Bach

If there is one thing Johann Sebastian Bach is famous for it is his masterful orchestral works. If he were alive today, he would no doubt have a long row of Grammy Awards lining his mantlepiece. I cannot, however, see him holding any Olympic medals. The image of the great German composer in running shorts, and a sweatband around his big white wig jars somewhat. Fortunately the Bach Marathon taking place on the 1st April is not the running kind. Instead the Royal Albert Hall will be celebrating his music in a eight and half-hour concert from 1pm-9.30pm.

You can enjoy his masterful Easter cantanas such as Christ lag in Todesbanden, a brilliant performance by Joanna MacGregor of The Goldberg Variations, and his joyous, dance-impregnated double-choir, Motet performed by the Monteverdi Choir. There will also be guest speakers, an Organ recital, Bach's Mass in B Minor, and many other orchestral renditions. The concert is split into three parts with tickets costing from 20-125.

Some of Johann Sebastian Bach's finest compositions are his Easter cantanas, so it is fitting that on the 1st April the Royal Albert Hall will be holding a marathon celeb
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  18
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Fun for music lovers
When: 1st April 1pm-9.30pm
Phone: 0845 401 5045
Where: Royal Albert Hall
Cost: 20-125
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Popular Articles