Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY CONCERT
Cheryl Enever soprano
Jeanette Ager mezzo
Paul Badley tenor
Colin Campbell bass
Steven Hollas piano
Stephen Cooke harmonium
Mike Daniels conductor/director
By his own admission Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, composed in the twilight of his life, is neither little, solemn nor particularly liturgical. Instead, this wonderfully indulgent collection of fabulous melodies is a pure delight from its enticingly mysterious opening chorus to its serene conclusion.
With a buoyant blend of first-rate, sonorous choir, a quartet of high-calibre soloists, and top-line musicians and conductor, the drama, pathos and intensity resonate long after the concert's end.
£15 / £10 Age limit: All ages