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.

As a part of their 2020 session, the World Youth Choir comes to Bonn to perform together with the National Youth Orchestra of Germany (BJO).



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.

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Auditioned European Youth Choir

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.

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