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