CONCERT REVIEW: Beethovenian bounty

As if by design, Beethoven enacted a friendly takeover of Santa Barbara classical stages for a few days last week, and it was a heady experience with lingering aftereffects… This solid, measured and reliably grand performance came replete with a massive chorus of 150 singers from Westmont, UCSB, San Marcos and the Santa Barbara Choral Society, with soloists in soprano Jeanine de Bique, mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen, tenor Benjamin Brecher and bass DeAndre Simmons. more

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