Upcoming Events

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: Community Sing

Friday July 19, 7:30pm
San Jose State University Concert Hall

Title page Beethoven Ninth SymphonyCome celebrate the 200th anniversary of the original premiere of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony by participating in the chorus for this community event.

Rehearsals will be held at San José State University on Monday and Wednesday evening (July 15 and 17), and the informal performance will be held on Friday evening (July 19).

The performance, conducted by Jeffrey Benson, will feature pianists Tamami Honma and Daniel Glover and timpanist John Gerling in Franz Liszt’s two-piano reduction of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with a brief talk by the Beethoven Center’s Director, Erica Buurman. A reception will follow after the performance.

Participation details

This special collaboration is in honor of the 200th anniversary of the original premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Join the SJSU Music Department, Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, the American Beethoven Society, and Resounding Achord Productions to sing the choral movement of the symphony. Singers are not required to audition, but registration is required. At minimum, singers should be present for at least one of the rehearsals prior to the Friday performance. Attendance at all three sessions is preferred.

Click here to register online.

Dates: Rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday night, July 15 & 17. Performance on Friday, July 19 with a reception to follow.
Time: 7:30–9:30 pm

Location: SJSU Music Building (MUS on campus map), Room 150 & Concert Hall.
Parking: We recommend parking at the South Parking Garage at the corner of 7th Street and San Salvador Street.

COVID Mitigation Procedures:  Masks are optional for all singers.