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Petite Messe Solennelle Rossini

Our next concert will be in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 29th October 2022 at 7:30 pm whn we will perform the ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’ by Rossini .

Petite Messe Solennelle was Rossini’s last major work, a setting of the text of the Mass with unashamedly romantic arias for the soloists and bursts of dramatic interjections for the chorus, some of which develop into extended energetic fugues.  A substantial work, it fills a concert programme and requires four operatic soloists and a large chorus.  The accompaniment is limited to piano and harmonium, as it was designed for performance in a domestic setting, rather than a large venue. Despite its title, this is a work which is neither small nor solemn!

Our soloists will be Alison Daniels soprano, Chloe Allison mezzo-soprano, Mark Darling tenor, Jonathan Midgely bass, Nicholas Tall harmonium and Glen Dempsey piano organ. The concert will be conducted by Andrew Parnell.

Tickets £20, £15 and £5 for U18s from the cathedral box office or at www.elycathedral.org/events