Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle  – Friday 6 December

Rossini is best known as a composer of opera (39 of them in fact) but he also wrote some sacred works including this ‘little solemn mass’.

The title is not without irony for the work is neither little nor solemn! Rossini, it seems, knew best how to compose for the theatre and this work is full of ‘drama, pathos, colour and intensity’ with a fugue ‘worthy of Bach’ no less.

Our performance brings together four wonderful soloists, the incomparable Maureen Cooper on the piano and a wind quintet and is conducted as usual by Sally Mears.  We’ll be serving drinks in the interval.  All welcome!

Where: All Saints Church, Lime Walk, Headington

When: Friday 6 December 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets on the door £12/£10 (children free)

Download the poster. Dec 2019. Rossini

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