Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bach Marathon for Easter Monday – John Eliot Gardiner

Thanks to Intermezzo for alerting us to Sir John Eliot Gardiner's 9-hour Bach Marathon from the Royal Albert Hall on Monday April 1. You can purchase an all-day standing room ticket for £10. It sounds exhausting and wonderful. 

For those of us who can't be in London next Monday, BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting the entire programme. 

The Monteverdi Choir (right) will kick off the Marathon with the Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, and conclude in the evening with the B-minor Mass. In between, Sir John will present guest artists and speakers performing and discussing other choral, vocal, and instrumental works of J.S. Bach. 

Fingers crossed that BBC Radio 3 will archive the concerts as usual, since the event begins at about 8:00 AM New York time.


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