Petite Messe Solennelle

Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Arts and Law, Performance
Saturday 2nd December 2017 (19:30)
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  • University Music Society

University Chorus
Julian Wilkins 

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)