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


St Mary's Church
Park Street
MK17 9PG


Gioachino RossiniPetite messe solennelle
Alexandre GuilmantMarche triomphale, Op.34
Alexandre GuilmantPastorale, Op.26


Ian Smith – Conductor
Elizabeth Bottone – Soprano
Lilly Papaioannou – mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson – Tenor
Philip Tebb – Bass
John Witchell – piano
Tim Grant-Jones – harmonium

Danesborough Chorus

Programme Note

Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle, his last major composition, written in 1863, beguiles with its romantic moments and harmonic ingenuity, as well as the solemn beauty promised by the title,

There's also plenty of operatic wit and hair-raising drama from this 'man of the theatre', who once said ' Every kind of music is good, except the boring kind'!

Danesborough Chorus

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