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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.

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Saturday April 14th 2018, 7:30pm
Holy Innocents Church,
Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield. M14 6JZ

A celebration of English music will be at the heart of our concert. In recognition of the centenary of his death, the orchestra will perform Parry’s inventive and resourceful Symphonic Variations. Best known for his choral compositions, Parry was also a talented orchestral composer much influenced by the great master Brahms. The variations are Brahmsian, but Parry adds his own distinctive voice.  The concert will also include Elgar’s colourful and evocative Sea Pictures for mezzo soprano and orchestra. Vaughan Williams’s magnificent London Symphony completes the programme. This is the only place you are likely to hear the chimes of Big Ben in 2018 unless there is a change of mind by the authorities.


Parry, Symphonic Variations

Elgar, Sea Pictures

Vaughan Williams, Symphony No 2 (London)


Lizzie Hoskin



Lucy Vallis
Mezzo Soprano



In aid of

Endometriosis UK

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8 February 2017



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