bury  singing bach  since choir  1932
bury                                 singing bach                                 since  choir                                 1932

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Saturday 14 November 2015

7.30 pm

(ends 9.10 pm approximately)

 

St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds

 

Rossini:     Petite Messe Solennelle

 

Fae Evelyn soprano

Valerie Reid mezzo-soprano

Robert Murray tenor

Graeme Danby bass

 

James Recknell piano

Christopher Moore harmonium

 

Bury Bach Choir

 

Philip Reed conductor

This concert is devoted to Rossini’s last great work, the Petite Messe Solennelle. In the first half of the nineteenth century, Rossini was widely considered to be Europe’s most famous and celebrated composer.  Today his reputation rests primarily on his comic operas, notably the superb Barber of Seville and the ever popular overture to William Tell, as well as on this evening’s work, hailed by many as his most finely-crafted achievement.

 

The title of the Petite Messe Solennelle is famously misleading: it’s neither small nor solemn! The work is unmistakably operatic in style, full of passion, drama and poignancy.  The music ranges from hushed intensity to boisterous high spirits, and abounds in the memorable tunes and rhythmic vitality for which Rossini became justly famous. Though based on the liturgy of the mass, this is a work not of profound religious insight, but rather one that is a delightful, life-enhancing musical experience.

 

We look forward to providing you with a richly melodious and highly entertaining evening.

 

Booking opens 7 September 2015

Tickets £20 (reserved) and £14 (unreserved)

Early booking discount £1 off all tickets booked by 17 October 2015

 

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