Beethoven’s Birthday, more or less

Hello, ACS Singers and patrons,

Though the covid-19 pandemic forced the Arkansas Choral Society to wait until nearly the 252nd anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven to celebrate his 250th birthday, the concert that does so is on for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, in the worship center of Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, Little Rock.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Concert Choir and soloists Mary Sandell, soprano; Aubrey Odle, alto; David Garst, tenor; and David Farwig, bass, join the Society, members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kent Skinner for Beethoven’s “Mass” in C major.

The chorus will also sing the so-called “Hallelujah” Chorus from Beethoven’s oratorio “Christ on the Mount of Olives.”

The orchestra opens the concert with the Overture to “The Creatures of Prometheus,” Beethoven’s only ballet.

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