The mammoth programme of music and talks, devised by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, runs from 1pm to 10pm. Here's what's scheduled:
- Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 225) - Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
- Cello Suite No 6 (BWV 1012) - Alban Gerhardt, cello
- The Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) - Joanna MacGregor, piano
- Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4), Cantata for Easter Day - Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor, joined by the audience in the final Chorale (there will be a half hour training session beforehand)
- Partita No 2 in D minor (BWV 1004) - Viktoria Mullova, violin
- Organ Recital - John Butt, organ
- Mass in B Minor (BWV 232) - Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
- Talks throughout the day will include the participating musicians and guest speakers.
I make that the equivalent of four normal concerts - effectively at £2.50 each with the discount. Bargain or what?
Worried about standing for nine hours? Unless there's a last-minute rush for tickets, there should be room to sit on the floor - small cushion/blanket advised. You will also be able to skip sections or leave between pieces - just as well, as there are only two half-hour breaks.