Postponed - Rossini Stabat Mater & Puccini Messa di Gloria
Due to Coronavirus we have postponed this concert but hope to announce a new date with the same artistes soon
Rossini saw his Stabat Mater as a work of sacred music the lyrical style in which Rossini sets his composition is in parts, quite operatic in character. This is in contrast to the solemnity of the thirteenth-century text. He declared, “The music should be of the finest quality” and the Stabat Mater is indeed full of glorious music.
Puccini is most famous for his contribution to the world of opera even though he began his musical career playing and composing church music. His Messa di Gloria, an early composition, is evidence of his future operatic talents. Puccini himself wrote: the Almighty touched me with his little finger and said, 'Write for the theatre - mind, only for the theatre!
Harrogate Choral are joined by the world famous Manchester Camerata, Sarah Power Soprano, Adriana Festeu Mezzo, Nicholas Watts Tenor and Stephen Gadd Bas
The concert starts at 7.30 pm
Tickets are £15 or £20 with £5 tickets for students and IBA, free for under 16s accompanied by a paying adult
They are on sale from the Box Office Tel 01423 502116 or online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/Rossini-and-Puccini
The Royal Hall, Ripon Road Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RD
Sat 28 Mar 2020