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Copyright 2019 Hardynge Choir
Honorary President: Sasha Johnson Manning
Saturday 6 April 2019, 7:30pm
High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden
Jennifer Westwood -
Martin Hindmarsh -
James Gower -
Matthew Woodward -
Martin Ford -
Rufus Frowde -
Tickets: Unreserved £14; Students £7; Under 16 free (ticket required)
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Petite Messe Solennelle (Little solemn mass) was Rossini's last major composition, and dates from 1863. With typical ironic wit, the Mass is neither 'Petite' (75 minutes long in performance) nor 'Solennelle'.
The composer, who had retired from composing operas more than 30 years before, described it as "the last of my péchés de vieillesse" (sins of old age). He scored it originally for twelve singers, four of them soloists, two pianos and harmonium.
It was first performed on 14 March 1864 on the occasion of the dedication of the private chapel of the Comte and Comtesse Pillet-
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