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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 1st April 2017, 7:30pm

In April we are to move to France for a programme of late nineteenth and early twentieth century works. The chromaticism of the great Frank Symphony and the modalism of the Faure Ballade set the stage for the brilliantly original impressionistic musical language in the Debussy Prelude L'apres midi d'une faune and the wonderfully quirky Les Biches by Poulenc.


Poulenc, Les BIches

Debussy, Prelude de l’Apres Midi

Faure, Ballade for Piano & Orchestra

Franck, Symphony


Lizzie Hoskin


Sid Ramchander




  In support of:

The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

The Manchester Beethoven Orchestra
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This site has been updated

20th March 2017


Rehearsal schedule


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