On Saturday 6 July 2019 Plymouth Philharmonic Choir will perform
Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini
at Plymouth Cathedral
Soloists are soprano Catherine Hamilton, alto Helen Haviland, tenor Andrew
Mackenzie-Wicks and bass Darren Jeffery
Tickets: £17 in advance, £19 on the door, £5 students and under 16s, to include drinks and nibbles; available from www.plymouthphilchoir.org
Rossini described this setting of the Mass, written more than thirty years after his last opera, as one of his ‘sins of old age’. The composer had some fun with the title: the piece is neither small in scale nor solemn, but theatrical and joyous.