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Rossini's Operatic Mass

Date: Saturday 9th June

Venue: Main Auditorium - 7.30pm

Rossini's Operatic Mass

Bedford Choral Society
Rossini's Operatic Mass


Solosits Tim Grant-Jones (piano)

Roy Tipping (harmonium)

Conductor Ian Smith

Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle


Rossini intended this mass for performance in a venue other than a church.  Despite the title it is not ‘petite’ (lasting over an hour), but it is, by Rossini’s standards, solemn.  A more operatic mass it is difficult to find.  It is full of wonderful operatic-style melodies.  The scoring is unusual, being for piano and harmonium alone.  It was this scoring that Rossini preferred.  This work is entertaining, memorable and perfect to enjoy on a summer evening.  Come and hear this delightful work!



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