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This feature-length documentary follows the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a hymn to liberty and freedom.
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kerry candaele

246 backers pledged $15,220 to help bring this project to life.

I'll be in Allentown, PA on March 26th.

If anyone is in the area, please come out for the screening. Sponsored by the Allentown Symphony. I'm also looking for another place in the area to screen the film while I'm there.



Filming At Beethoven's Grave, Vienna
Filming At Beethoven's Grave, Vienna

Write a Few Words About The Film at Amazon

If you have the time and inclination, please write about the film at Amazon. You input will help me and those who are thinking about buying the film.

As usual, thank you very much.

Kerry Candaele

Following The Ninth in Princeton, Feb. 6th, and at 15 or so Theaters in the Midwest, 26th of Jan.

Supporters and friends, I'm still receiving a an occasional note from a few people who have still not received the DVD. Please write me if you have not received yours. It's been gratifying to see the reviews at Amazon from those who have seen Following The Ninth:

On February 6th (Friday) I will be at The Hun School in Princeton, NJ for a 7 P.M. screening. It's free, but one must register before the event. I'm known as a "thought leader". Fancy that. My mother would be proud;) Scroll down, please:

On January 26th:

Missouri: Forum 8, Columbia; Capital 8, Jefferson City

Michigan: Bay City 10, Bay City; Canton Cinema, Canton; Grand Haven 9, Grand Haven; Jackson 10, Jackson; Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo; Quality 16, Ann Arbor; Wuality 10, Saginaw

Illinois: Kendal 10, Oswego; Willow Knolls 14, Peoria; Savoy 16, Noblesville; Randall 15, Batavia

Indiana: Eastside 9, Laffayette; Wabash Landing 9 West Lafayette; Hamilton 16, Noblesville; Portage 16, Portage

Take care,

Kerry Candaele

For Black Friday (better than being trampled at Walmart) Amazon Just Released DVD Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony


And much better than a fruitcake, friends:

​After screening my documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven's Ninth symphony in over 120 theaters across the U.S. and Europe Amazon is now carrying Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony.

The film is a great gift for the holidays. Symphonies, art museums, Churches and temples have used the film as a fundraiser. Please call for details. Following The Ninth will be up steaming at iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, and other platforms in January/February.

Best, kerry

Official Release of Following The Ninth DVD for Holidays


Friends and supporters,

I know that most of you have received the Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony DVD (if you have not, please write me!). Now the DVD is being released to the general public. If you or others would like copies of the DVD, please write me at, where I will be able to take paypal or other forms of payment. I think the film will make a good uplifting and positive holiday gift, perhaps a few moments of hope in difficult times. 

The film is still playing in various cities across the country (over 120 screenings to date), as this little engine keeps chugging along. And we've been screening in Germany recently, and will continue our journey in Europe and elsewhere. I'm sure some of you noticed that Beethoven's Ninth was performed at the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall last Sunday. I've posted some clips from the Berlin section of the film on my Facebook site. They are too big for Kickstarter:

Thank you again for making this happen.

Amazon, itunes, and later Netflicks and other platforms will have the film for sale or download in the next few months.

Finally, I'm continuing my fascination for Beethoven and his music, with a documentary film about his only opera, Fidelio, story of a political prisoner saved by love and justice. It should be fund to make, fingers crossed:


Kerry Candaele, Venice CA.

The Berlin Wall Opens
The Berlin Wall Opens