Rossini Petite
Messe Solennelle

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

Sunday 24 June7:00pm

Sonoro
St Magnus Festival Chorus
Michael Higgins, piano
Paul Chamberlain, accordion
Neil Ferris, conductor

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.



Past Concerts

  • 14
    07
    2018

    Choral Conducting Masterclass

    St Gabriel's Halls, London

    Masterclass with Neil Ferris and Sonoro

    Open
  • 22
    06
    2018

    Rachmaninov Vespers

    St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

    Sonoro
    Neil Ferris, conductor

    Open
  • 01
    06
    2018

    Requiem X

    St Gallen, Switzerland

    Sonoro
    Arpeggione Orchestra
    Robert Bokor, conductor

    Open
  • 06
    03
    2018

    Passion & Polyphony

    Concert and debut album launch reception

    MacMillan – Cecilia Virgo
    Martin – Mass for Double Choir
    MacMillan – Data est mihi omnis potestas

    Open

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