Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle - SCCS & Parenthesis Choir
Having written over 30 operas, Rossini retired at the age of 38 but then 30 years later produced one of his finest achievements - Petite messe solennelle ('little solemn mass') - neither little or solemn according to Napoleon III. Rossini described this as his last ‘mortal sin of old age’.
To perform this joyous yet challenging piece, the South Chiltern Choral Society (SCCS) are joining forces with the Parenthesis Choir plus acclaimed soloists (Isolde Roxby, Katie Coventry, Matthew Morgan, Theodore Platt). The accompanists are Ian Westley on piano, Martin Jones on harmonium and Paul Burke, SCCS’s musical director, is the conductor.
The concert will take place on 4th April at The Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AQ, starting at 7.30 pm. The venue has free parking and wheelchair access.
Tickets are available via the choir’s website (www.southchilternchoralsociety.org.uk). Adult tickets are £15 from the website; £17 on the door; concessions are available
The Great Hall, University of Reading, London Rd, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5AQ
Sat 4 Apr 2020