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Sydney University Graduate Choir: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle
9 December 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT
Tickets: $45 General Admission | $40 Pensioners (no Seniors Card) | $25 Children 16 and under& full-time students
The Sydney University Graduate Chamber Choir is proud to present a performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle – or Little Solemn Mass.
Written in 1863, this Mass is one of Rossini’s last compositions. Despite its title, the Mass is in fact, a large-scale work, and is one of Rossini’s greatest achievements. Full of passion, drama and poignancy, it is the summation of the consummate opera composer’s life’s work. It is also technically skilful, reflecting Rossini’s study and love of Bach.
On this occasion it will be performed in its original form by the Sydney University Graduate Chamber Choir accompanied by two pianos and reed organ.
Established in 2004, the Sydney University Graduate Chamber Choir is a smaller configuration of the larger Sydney University Graduate Choir that performs repertoire requiring greater intimacy or transparency of sound.
The Choir will be led by its distinguished director, Christopher Bowen OAM, and joined by a gifted line-up of soloists: Elke Hook (Soprano), Ashlyn Tymms (Mezzo-soprano), Ben Oxley (Tenor) and David Hidden (Bass).