4 Feabh 2014 Milton Court, London

BBC Singers 2013-14 Season Rossini Petite messe solennelle Rossini's Petite messe solennelle

Rossini Petite messe solennelle


19:30 Dé Máirt 4 Feabh 2014 Concert HallMilton Court, London

  • Gioachino Rossini 1792–1868
  • Petite messe solennelle

Concert Information

"One of the sins of my old age" was how Rossini described his Short Solemn Mass - which, famously, is neither short nor solemn, and so influenced by the music of the opera house that even to call it a Mass seems out of place. Elaborate choruses, fabulously operatic solo writing - by turns dramatic, expressive and humorous - have made this extraordinary piece one of the icons of the 19th-century choral repertoire. Four highly-accomplished soloists, three expert keyboard players, and the rich choral sonorities of the BBC Singers will make this performance of Rossini's late masterpiece a sin to enjoy!

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