Concert

A world premiere and a 150-year-old masterpiece, this Sunday (June 26th) at the Guildhall, Plymouth.

There’s nothing quite like Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, a lovely and startlingly unique piece, and the main work in our forthcoming concert.  Perhaps it takes a septuagenarian Old Master – as Rossini was in 1863 – to have the confidence to write something quite so cheekily uncharacteristic of its time.  It certainly shows the complete mastery of a lifetime’s experience, together with an creative imagination undulled by age!

Also on the programme is a world premiere of Clive Jenkins’s Gaudeamus in Coro.  This is a prelude and fugue with a difference: complex jazz-inspired rhythms make for another unique piece – and a challenging sing!

Anyone within evening-out distance of Plymouth may wish to note that tickets are cheaper in advance than on the door.  Details at the choir website.

Posted on June 20, 2011, in music, plymouth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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