13 Rossini - Petite Messe Solenelle

, Start Time: 19:00, End Time: 20:25 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Sonoro & St Magnus Festival Chorus

Written thirty-four years after his last opera Rossini still brings something of the operatic stage to this large-scale sacred work. His title “petite” (little) is far from the case and this engaging work is filled with impressive choral fugues and aria-like solos. Although the composer later orchestrated the Mass, this performance uses the original scoring of two pianos but replaces the harmonium with accordion. This performance brings together the annual gathering of singers for the Festival’s chorus with the renowned voices of Sonoro.

Sonoro Choir
St Magnus Festival Chorus - (Paul Rendall Festival Chorus Director)

Michael Higgins Piano
Paul Chamberlain Accordion
Neil Ferris Conductor

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Tickets £25, £20, £11 / Concessions £19, £15, £8
Duration 1 hour 25 minutes

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