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Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

  • St Nicholas' Chapel King's Lynn (map)

Gioachino Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Johannes Brahms Liebesliederwalzer, op. 52

Brahms’ Liebesliederwaltzer composed in 1868 for 4 soloists and piano duet are based on the simple Austrian folk dance (Ländler). Simple they may be, but they are nevertheless beautifully crafted with typical Brahms-ian cross rhythms and harmonic tensions.

Rossini composed Petite Messe Solennelle in 1863 in the autumn of his life – referring to it as his ‘last great sin!’. It is a work that sits alone amongst its contemporaries, drawing on Rossini’s extensive opera career by bringing both drama and lightness to the traditional Mass text.

The King's Lynn Festival Chorus

Angela Brun soprano
Freya Jacklin alto
Ben Thapa tenor
Jolyon Loy bass

Ben Horden piano I
Nick Tudor piano II
Matthew Searles harmonium

Tom Appleton conductor

Earlier Event: December 22
A Festive Family Carol Concert
Later Event: March 6
The English Choral Tradition