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Bath Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No 9 "Choral" with Bath Bach Choir and The Handful

  • Saturday 14th November 2020
  • Box Office & Bars: 6:30pm / Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 7:30pm 


We celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth by joining forces with Bath Bach Choir and The Handful to perform his mighty Choral Symphony.  Ever the musical ground-breaker, Beethoven was the first composer to introduce voices into a symphony. His inspirational setting of Schiller’s Ode to Joy, celebrating the universal brotherhood of man, remains a beacon of hope in troubled times.
Liszt was also an innovator and was the first composer to use the term ‘symphonic poem’ to describe a single-movement work linked to some extra-musical idea, such as a poem or painting. Les Préludes is the best known of Liszt’s thirteen symphonic poems and draws on a poem by Lamartine on the theme of love and war: ‘What is life but a series of preludes to that unknown hymn…?’
We open our programme with Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.  Composed in 1942 to support the American war effort, the fanfare does not celebrate any individual hero. Rather, Copland sees every individual as heroic and celebrates the power found in all of us to change the world.


Tickets: £8.00 -  Students & U18's / £20.00 (Inc Booking Fees)

  • Please Note: Under 18's to be accompanied by an adult 18+
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  • Box Office is open on performance days approx. 1 hour prior to the performance for purchasing and collecting tickets. 
  • Patrons wishing to purchase tickets in person at the Box Office (cash only) are advised to check availability in advance by contacting the Venue (01225 443 114) or Ticketline (0844 888 9991).
  • There is a lift for wheelchair users from Reception to the Lower Foyer with access to the Stalls.
  • There is second lift with access to the Upper Foyer and Ballroom bars.
  • The Balcony is stair access only. 

Wheelchairs can be accommodated next to the end of row seats of rows F to K in the Stalls only. Wheelchair companion seats are located in the last seat of the relevant row directly next to the wheelchair spaces. Also available are Disabled Carer tickets to accompany Registered Disabled patrons who are not wheelchair bound. Please contact the Call Centre to book on 0844 888 4420. Calls cost 7p/minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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