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Celebration of Beethoven raising funds for deaf children

Published Date: 13 Jan 2020

On the 25th January 2020, the Oxford Sinfonia will be marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven by putting on a concert and fundraising for the National Deaf Children’s Society.


The famous composer realised he had a hearing loss in 1796 and by 1812 he was profoundly deaf. However, he continued to compose. Many of his finest works were written during this time, most of his symphonies, the violin concerto, Fidelio and the late string quartets.

Founded in 1984, The Oxford Sinfonia is a highly accomplished chamber orchestra, working regularly with leading conductors and soloists.  The concert on January 25th 2020 will be directed by Peter Bassano in a programme of Beethoven – his 5th Symphony and Trauergesang,  Mozart – Symphony 36 ‘Linz’ and several Gabrieli canzonas. 

The orchestra will be holding a collection in honour of Beethoven to support the work of the National Deaf Children’s Society.
Tickets can be purchased from the Oxford Sinfonia website

25th January, 7.30-9.30pm, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street Oxford.