BBC Singers

Rossini Petite messe solennelle

4 February 2014 / 19:30
Milton Court Concert Hall


Tickets:
£10 - 25

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Rossini Petite messe solennelle

BBC Singers
Paul Brough conductor
Malcolm Hicks harmonium
Ruby Hughes soprano
Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano
Andrew Tortise tenor
Matthew Hargreaves bass-baritone
Roger Vignoles piano
James Bailleu piano

'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!




Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013–2014


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