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In 1999, the Society adopted the operating name of the Manchester Beethoven Orchestra  to make it clear to our potential audience that the Society convenes primarily as a Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra rehearses a varied and challenging programme each season. Concerts have been given in Manchester Cathedral, the Royal Northern College of Music, Gorton Monastery and other venues in recent years. Programmes have included works by Beethoven (of course!) through Brahms, Bruckner, Elgar, Sibelius, Hindemith and Copeland to a specially commissioned work.

See the maps below to find the location of our concerts.

The orchestra has been generously supported in its concerto works by the Royal Northern College of Music who have provided outstanding post-graduate students as soloists.

The orchestra which has a well-deserved reputation for the friendly atmosphere of its meetings, rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm during term time at:

William Hulme's Grammar School,
Spring Bridge Road
M16 8PR

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How to Join

If you are interested in joining our orchestra, please contact us either by telephoning our Membership Secretaries, Joan and Rosalind Corser, on 01706 378973 or via our 'Contact Us' web page. String players - in particular violin, viola and double-bass players, are welcome and there are occasional vacancies in other sections of the orchestra.

Download a copy of the Society's Constitution