Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Dunstan's Church
High Street
TN20 6AB


Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no.9 in D minor 'Choral', Op.125


Southbank Sinfonia
Mayfield Festival Choir
Mayfield School Schola Cantorum

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Programme Note

Is Beethoven’s Ninth the greatest symphony ever written? Many would say so. Indeed, the perceived greatness of the ‘Choral’ Symphony is the reason that Japanese-led CD technology of the early 1980s fixed upon 75 minutes as the maximum length that would be required on one disc. And in 2001, Beethoven’s handwritten score of the Ninth Symphony became the first physical piece of music to be added to the heritage list of the United Nations Memory of the World Programme.

Following the Southbank Sinfonia’s performances at the 2012 and 2014 Festival they make a welcome return for the closing concert of the 2016 Festival.

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