Beethoven @ 250
Location: Church of the Covenant
The Case Concert Choir and the Church of the Covenant Choir join together to present a celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday.
Composer Jake Runestad uses the Heiligenstadt Testament—Beethoven’s moving letter documenting the devastating effects of his progressive hearing loss—as the basis for the text of a provocative new work, A Silence Haunts Me. Acclaimed pianist and Cleveland Institute of Music faculty member Gerardo Teissonnière is featured soloist in the Cleveland première of this work and in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Op. 80, for piano, chorus, soloists, and orchestra. Selections from the Mass in C, Op. 86, and the “Hallelujah” from Christ on the Mount of Olives crown this celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday.
$5 Seniors/Faculty, $10 Adult, Students Free.
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The Case Concert Choir is an auditioned mixed-voice ensemble with a focus on performing both a cappella and accompanied choral music from a variety of time periods and genres. In addition to shorter pieces, the ensemble also performs larger works of choral-orchestral repertoire through collaborations with the our University Circle neighbor institutions. Case Concert Choir was originally founded in 2004 as part of a University Presidential Initiative to support the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Case Concert Choir maintains a tradition of excellence in performance, strives to improve group and individual musicianship skills, and fosters community building.