Beethoven Anniversary Year 2020
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, the arguably most famous son of the city of Bonn. The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat takes part in this festive year with three projects. The full programme of the Beethoven Anniversary Year can be found on the BTHVN2020 website.
In the footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven
International festival for mixed youth and adult choirs
28 September – 4 October 2020 | Bonn, Germany
This festival offers choirs from Germany and abroad the opportunity to sing together with others, to meet and to discover both Beethoven’s music and his native town Bonn.
for final concert of Beethoven Anniversary Year
11 – 19 December 2020 | Bonn, Germany
Join this auditioned European Youth Choir, conducted by Simon Halsey, and perform on stage with Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra! You will sing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Beethoven’s 250th baptism anniversary, which marks as well the closure of the Beethoven Anniversary Year of the City of Bonn. You will additionally perform an a capella-programme under Simon Halsey.