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.



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    Christmas with Sonoro

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  • 17
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    Choral Inspirations Workshop

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  • 10
    07
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    Conducting Masterclass

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