Beethoven's 9th Weekend Workshop

In November 2012 we held the final celebration of the orchestra's 150th anniversary. It was a weekend-long workshop working on Beethoven's 9th symphony, ending in a full performance.

We had a good-sized orchestra and chorus made up of members and guests, and four first class soloists.

Here's a note to all participants from John Murton, our conductor:

A huge congratulations to all of you for the hard work and dedication that has gone into a musical experience that I'm sure none of us will forget any time soon! Whether you're a regular member of the orchestra, or someone who joined us for this weekend, I hope that you enjoyed the experience of getting to know this wonderful piece of music through rehearsing and performing it. I'm thrilled by the response to the weekend that I have had, both from people who took part, and from our audience on Sunday, and I hope that there will be an opportunity to do something similar in the future. Thank you for all of your efforts.

...and from the committee:

Thank you for being part of our exciting weekend of Beethoven. We hope you had a good time. It was a fitting anniversary tribute ... and we think the members of St Georges Orchestral Society in 1862 would have been impressed!"

Here are some pictures...