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The Essence of Beethoven (Chorale Concert)


March 13, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Firelands Symphony Orchestra


St. Mary’s Catholic Church
429 Central Avenue
Sandusky, 44870 United States
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The Essence of Beethoven

In Honor of Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary

Chorale Concert with Guest Soloists from Baldwin Wallace University

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 4 p.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Sandusky, OH)

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s most prolific composers: Ludwig Van Beethoven. With the FSO Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Shirtz, selections will include “Hallelujah Chorus” from Christ on the Mount of Olives, Mass in C Major, op. 86, and “Joyful, Joyful” from Symphony No. 9. This musical tribute features the glorious compositions which continue to inspire new generations and enrich the lives of audiences around the world.

Michael Shirtz, Chorale Director


PRINCIPAL BENEFACTOR: Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation



The FSO joins other orchestras and arts organizations around the country by instituting every precaution to keep its musicians and audiences safe and healthy. As part of its plan, the FSO announces its mandatory COVID vaccination and mask policy which requires the following:


GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION AT EVERY EVENT: Touchless verification using the CLEAR App OR show original vaccination card or photocopy/photograph of it, AND a valid driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID. Full vaccination must be completed at least two weeks prior to the performance date.


CHILDREN AND UNVACCINATED INDIVIDUALS: Must present documentation of a negative PCR COVID test AND a matching photo I.D. at EVERY event. Test must have been completed within 72 hours prior to the performance date.


EVERY GUEST IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE COVERING: Coverings are to be worn at all times & in all areas of the venue, including during the performance. Coverings must be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth. Neck gaiters and bandanas are NOT permitted.
There will be no refunds for noncompliance of these policies