Beethoven Anniversary Year 2020
2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, arguably the 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.
The anniversary year has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. Please make sure to contact the respective organisers for updates on your event.
In the footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven
Hyprid Choral Workshop
2 – 4 October 2020 | Bonn, Germany
To restart choral activities and to offer international participation despite travel restriction, this event will both be held live in Bonn and streamed online, allowing you to participate from your sofa!
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.