Petite Messe Solennelle
- Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
- Arts and Law, Performance
Julian Wilkins conductor
The Music Society's 150-plus chorus perform Rossini's 'little solemn mass', a work written 34 years after the composer's final opera was penned. Performed in its original instrumentation with two pianos and harmonium, and with four guest soloists, all alumnus of the University of Birmingham.
The work received mixed reviews following its premiere - though the majority were very complimentary - with music critic Filippo Filippi (la Perseveranza) noting, "This time, Rossini has outdone himself, because no one can say what prevails, science and inspiration. The fugue is worthy of Bach for erudition."
Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, The Bramall
Admission: £10, £8 concessions, £3 students/under 18s, (Available from the Bramall website or by calling +44 (0)121 414 4414)