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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 June 11th 2016
Manchester Histories Festival
As part of the Manchester Histories Festival, the orchestra, which has a proud history as
part of the cultural fabric of the city since 1888, will be playing in the performance space
in Manchester Central Library on Saturday, June 11th from 4 pm to 5 pm.

For more detail see

Saturday 25th June 2016, 7:30pm

We will end our season at the Royal Northern College of Music with a programme of very popular orchestral pieces, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto and Dvoraks' Sixth Symphony. It is fitting that the Manchester Beethoven Orchestra should play at least one piece in the year by our namesake, Beethoven. The excitement and melodic richness of the concerto will be rewarding for both orchestra and audience and then we can finish the concert with the sweeping and majestic themes of the symphony.


Beethoven, Egmont Overture
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2

Dvorak, Symphony No. 6


to play Rachmaninov piano concerto No2

Guest Leader

Adrienne Spilsbury




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This site has been updated

25th April 2016





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