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"My wife and I were immensely pleased to be present at what was a superb performance
from Bristol Choral Society"
The late Sir Charles Mackerras
"Bristol has an extremely fine choral society"
Saturday 14 June 2014
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Bristol Choral Society
Steven Kings piano
Mark Lee harmonium
Adrian Partington conductor
Gweneth-Ann Jeffers soprano
Olivia Ray mezzo-soprano
John Pierce tenor
James Oldfield bass-bartione
Rossini's setting of the Mass in his own inimitable style - described by the composer
himself as the last of his 'sins of old age' - belies its title, being neither particularly
small nor solemn.
Rossini wrote on the score: 'Is it indeed sacred music (la musique sacrée) that I
have just written, or merely some damned music (la sacré musique)? You know well,
I was born for comic opera. Little science, a little heart, that is all. So may you
be blessed, and grant me Paradise!'
Lively and joyous, full of memorable tunes, wit and irrepressible vitality, an impressive
line-up of artists assemble to perform this almost irreverent Italian operatic take
on the liturgical text in the glorious setting of Bristol Cathedral..
or on the door at the cathedral on concert night Advance booking recommended to secure
Concert promoted and organised by Bristol Choral Society
2014/5 season - celebrating 125 years of Bristol Choral Society
Saturday 18 October 2014 Come and Sing popular choruses at Colston Hall with Adrian
The season celebrating 125 years of Bristol Choral Society is launched with this
gala Come & Sing encompassing some of the favourite choruses sung by the choir over
the years. All are welcome to Come & Sing with us and Adrian Partington to celebrate,
with music including...
I was glad, choruses from Brahms' German Requiem, Bach's B Minor Mass, Haydn's The
Creation, Mendelssohn's St Paul (the first work performed by Bristol Choral Society),
Elgar's The Apostles and the Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah
...all contained in a special souvenir music book for you to take home and treasure! The
day will culminate in an informal public performance, to be followed by a reception
with some birthday cake and a glass of something sparkling....