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, October 10th, 10 am to 5 pm
Our next play day will take place in the parish hall at St Clements, Urmston, M41 9JZ
The day will feature Haydn's Symphony No.104 and Massenet's Scenes Pittoresques.
The cost will be 5 which will include light refreshments.
Participants are invited to bring a music stand and a packed lunch

To book a place, or for further information, please contact:
Frank Lennon (the Music Director) on 0161 227 8207
Applications from string players are particularly welcome

Saturday October 31st 2015, 7:30pm
Holy Innocents Church Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield. M14 6JZ.

We begin our season with a programme of English music. Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending has now become one of the nation’s top favourite classical pieces and with its soaring lyricism should take us out into the hills in our imaginations. The first item is by Joseph Holbrooke who is little known today but his Variations on Three Blind Mice will be a welcome introduction to his compositions for many of us. The programme finishes with the grandeur and memorable themes of Elgar’s Second Symphony.


Holbrooke, Variations on Three Blind Mice

Vaughan Williams, Lark Ascending

Elgar, Symphony No. 2


Charlotte Dowding

Guest Leader

Gina Copnell

Lark Ascending


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27th October 2015

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