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

  • 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
  • 20
    12
    2017

    Christmas with Sonoro

    St John's Church, Wimbledon

    A magical way to celebrate the festive season with family and friends.

    Open
  • 11
    11
    2017

    The Cool Web

    A Robert Graves Oratorio

    A special performance of Jools Scott's oratorio on Remembrance Day to open the Wimbledon International Music Festival.

    Open
  • 14
    10
    2017

    Merton SingFest

    Supper with Sonoro

    An evening of popular folk, jazz and classic songs, with two course supper.

    Open

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