To mark my sixth decade, I am planning to learn, and play, all 46 chorale preludes in Bach's Orgelbuchlein across the year, starting and finishing on my birthday.
Bach originally planned to write 164 such preludes, marking every season of the year, although in the event he only completed 46. So far as possible, I will play each prelude either in concert or at a church service as close as I can to the relevant Sunday or feast, as set out on my 2020 and 2021 diary pages. Where that is not possible, I will post the prelude on You Tube.
As well as marking my personal anniversary, I am also hoping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by performing the complete cycle; further details can be found on my Just Giving page, by clicking here.