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Music - Classical, Sat 28 Apr 2018, £4-£12

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

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One of his final completed works, Rossini wrote the Petite Messe Solennelle more than thirty years after his last opera and referred to it as one of my last "sins of old age." The title is somewhat misleading: the word petite probably refers to the comparatively small ensemble forces: the original scoring calls for two pianos and harmonium. However, it also gives an indication of the spirit in which the piece is composed. The music is deeply personal and wonderfully intimate, a composer drawing on all the compositional faculties that made him so popular decades before: his unequalled skill for melody writing can be seen in its exquisite arias, duets and trios, and his keen sense of dramatic pace is exhibited to the full in the riveting large-scale choruses.

UEA Choir will be joined in their performance by award-winning soloists Jenny Stafford (soprano), Claire Barnett-Jones (mezzo-soprano), Adam Temple-Smith (tenor) and Dan D’Souza (bass),

Tickets for UEA Choir’s ‘Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle’ concert cost £4 - £12 and are available to purchase by phone or in person from St George's Music Shop (01603 626414). Tickets are also available to purchase online from

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Apr 2018 19:30 to 21:30
Doors open at 6.45pm

Seating is unreserved.

Please take your seats 10 minutes before the advertised time

Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance


Alex Carlson

01603 593948


St Andrew's Plain,



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