Wendover Choral Society to Commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, which is currently being celebrated around the world, Wendover Choral Society will be performing a concert of his music on Saturday 16th May 2020 at St Mary’s Church, Wendover at 7.30 pm.

The event will provide a unique opportunity to hear a collection of Beethoven’s works which are rarely performed together.  It features the ‘Mass in C’, described by critics as a long-underrated masterpiece, and the rousing finale from ‘Fidelio’, the only opera Beethoven ever wrote.  The choir will also perform the poignant ‘Trauergesang’, a piece which was played at Beethoven’s funeral in 1827, after his death at the age of just fifty-six.

The concert follows WCS’ sell-out performance last December and will once again showcase the talents of young soloists from the Royal Academy of Music and a host of professional musicians, led by renowned conductor and musical director, Peter Bassano.

In a 2019 YouGov poll, Beethoven was voted the most popular classical composer of all time, beating Mozart to second place,  which indicates the power and resonance his music still holds for modern audiences.  Described by fans as ‘masterful’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘inspiring’, Beethoven battled deafness from the age of twenty six, yet still went on to compose many of his best known masterpieces, including those featured in the concert.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the international celebrations to mark his 250th birthday and be inspired by his genius!

More information from Just 11, High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU or contact:wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com