Rossini : Petite Messe Solennelle


Rossini joked that he could not decide whether his Petite Messe Solennelle was "musique sacrée" (sacred music) or "sacrée musique" (damned music), and its jaunty and memorable melodies have enchanted and surprised audiences ever since. Yet Rossini also shows himself a master of counterpoint in the magnificent fugues which end the Gloria and Credo.

The Oxford Bach Choir pairs Rossini's late masterpiece with a selection of motets by his younger contemporary, the Austrian Anton Bruckner. Best known for his great symphonies, Bruckner also wrote much sacred music throughout his life, and his beautiful and dramatic motets represent a high point in nineteenth-century religious music 

Duration: 2:00 with interval

Book Tickets

  • Sat 3 Mar 7:30 PM £30.00/£20.00/£10.00

Book Tickets

  • Sat 3 March 7:30 PM

No children under 6 years old.

The majority of side aisles £10 tickets have restricted view

Wheelchair users, disabled patrons and carers: please contact Oxford Bach Choir 01865 980 220

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