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The Beethoven Society was founded in 1888 and has met without a break since then. The Society gives classical music concerts in aid of both local and national charities. We do not purely perform works by Beethoven; rather the name is kept as a tribute to the long and illustrious history of the orchestra.  We are a group of musicians dedicated to playing good music, enjoying ourselves, and helping to raise money for charities at the same time.

Please come and support us, see the About Us page to see Maps of our usual rehearsal and concert venues. If you've never been to our concerts before, come and try something different for free. If you have, we hope you enjoyed our concerts and will keep supporting us.

We currently have vacancies for string players. If you are interested please contact us by telephoning our Membership Secretaries, Joan and Rosalind Corser, on 01706 378973 or Contact Us


Saturday November 10th 2018, 7:30pm

Our November programme reaches from 1778 to 1919 and from Vienna through Bohemia to Denmark – indeed a Variety Show. Nielson’s Aladin Suite is the positive outcome from a troubled theatrical experience suffered by the composer whose music was incidental to an abortive ‘dramatic fairy tale’ that was taken off stage after 15 performances. The delightful Flute Concerto in G was apparently a deal of trouble for the young Mozart as he wrote,’ I become quite powerless when I am obliged to write for an instrument I can't stand.’  Dvořák’s wonderful Eighth Symphony is, on the other hand, is a cheery and lyrical work in the best traditions of the works of this, apparently, happy and untroubled man.

Neilsen, Aladdin Suite
Mozart, Flute Concerto in G
Dvorak, Symphony No.8


Lizzie Hoskin


Anna Murphy

Anna Murphy



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