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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

Chamber Orchestra Ogden will open our 2018-2019 season with a gala performance of a single work, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in d, Opus 125. The concert will take place in Ogden’s historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday September 29.

The symphony is Beethoven’s longest, and clocks in at about one hour in length. It is subtitled “Choral,” because in addition to the full orchestra, including low brass and percussion, Beethoven wrote for four vocal soloists and a choir in the final movement.

We are very fortunate to have four excellent vocal soloists and two fine choirs for this performance. Rachel Morris, soprano, Holly Nicole Dodson, mezzo-soprano, tenor David Sauer, and baritone Errik Hood will join the orchestra, along with the Weber State University Concert Choir, conducted by Mark Henderson and the Weber State University Alumni Choir, conducted by Evelyn Harris. Our music director Michael Palumbo will conduct the joint forces. All of our soloists have distinguished singing careers, and you can read more about them as they are featured individually at

Tickets for this concert are $8.00 and may be purchased at the door one hour before the concert, or online at Brown Paper Tickets at the following URL:

As always, active military, veterans, and their families, are admitted without charge, as are music students of public school age, however free tickets are only available at the door, provided there are seats available.

Well behaved children 8 years and over are welcome to attend.

For more information please visit our website:, our Facebook page at or contact Michael Palumbo at; 801-624-9232.

COO is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We extend our grateful thanks to Weber County RAMP, Ogden City, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, the Stewart Foundation, The Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, Utah Arts and Museums, and our wonderful individual donors, for their support. Special thanks to Robert and Marcia Harris for sponsoring this concert.

Our soloists from left to right: Rachel Morris, soprano, Holly Nicole Dodson, mezzo-soprano, David Sauer, tenor, and Errik Hood, baritone.

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