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Truro Cathedral to host Bach marathon

By CG_Oscar  |  Posted: December 29, 2013

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Isha Patwardhan will play the opening prelude

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Truro Cathedral will be full with the sound of pianists on Friday when 48 will be playing the music of Bach.

Th pianists, from all over Cornwall, and aged between seven and 89, will each be playing one of JS Bach’s 48 preludes and fugues in a six hour long marathon sponsored relay.

The musicians include teachers and professionals as well as music students and some very talented amateurs.

The opening C major prelude is to be played by seven-year-old Isha Patwardhan.

Camilla Comeau, whose husband Paul and two sons, Ben and Toby, are all playing on the day, said: “All over Cornwall people must be playing Bach at the moment – if you know a pianist, go and stand outside their window; chances are you’ll hear the music of heaven.”

The event is to raise money for the purchase of a concert grand piano, more suited to the size of Truro Cathedral, to enable performances of large-scale piano concertos to be better heard. The present little piano will be put to good use in the cathedral’s crypt, where it will replace the existing worn-out instrument used for choristers’ practices.

Entry to the event is completely free and the cathedral will be open for anybody to come in and enjoy the music.

The performance starts at 10am and continues throughout Friday, finishing around 4.30pm.

For more information see www.trurocathedral.org.uk.

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