Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Ruddock Performing Arts Centre
King Edward's School
B15 2UA


Gioachino RossiniPetite messe solennelle


David Wynne – Conductor
Kevin Gill – piano
Ben de Souza – accordion
Rachel Gilmore – mezzo-soprano
Joe Kennedy – baritone
Mimi Doulton – Soprano
Edward Harrisson – Tenor

Birmingham Festival Choral Society

Programme Note

Come and hear Birmingham Festival Choral Society sing this uplifting work, written by Rossini for private performance at one of his renowned Paris musical Salons.

The Petite Messe Solennelle was Rossini’s last major composition and his operatic melodies, colour, and drama shine through to make this one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire.

As a special treat, we have four top-class vocal soloists, plus accompanists on piano and accordion.

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