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Proms at...The Chapel, Old Royal Naval College

From Proms 2016, the BBC Singers and chief conductor David Hill perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle in the Old Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Afternoon on 3 - with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Singers and Chief Conductor David Hill perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle in the stunning Old Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

2pm
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor)

"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.

The BBC Singers and their Chief Conductor David Hill perform the work in the stunning Old Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

[First broadcast on Saturday 6th August].

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Petite messe solennelle

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Performer: Iain Farrington. Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Singer: Kathryn Rudge. Singer: Peter Auty. Singer: James Platt. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.

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