Harrogate Choral Society – Rossini Stabat Mater & Puccini Messa di Gloria
Date: Saturday 28th March 2020 7:30pm
Venue: Royal Hall, Harrogate
- Puccini Messa di Gloria
- Rossini Stabat Mater
- Sarah Power Soprano
- Adriana Festeu Mezzo Soprano
- Nicholas Watts Tenor
- Stephen Gadd Bass
- Andrew Padmore Conductor
Manchester Camerata are delighted to be performing with Harrogate Choral Society in their recital of Rossini: Stabat Mater & Puccini: Messa di Gloria.
Although Rossini saw his Stabat Mater as a work of sacred music the lyrical style in which Rossini sets his composition is in parts, quite operatic in character. This is in contrast to the solemnity of the thirteenth-century text. He declared, “The music should be of the finest quality” and the Stabat Mater is indeed full of glorious music.
Puccini is most famous for his contribution to the world of opera even though he began his musical career playing and composing church music. As his musical studies progressed, it was clear that young Puccini possessed the talent to become one of the world’s greatest operatic composers – and his Messa di Gloria is evidence of such promise. Puccini himself wrote: “the Almighty touched me with his little finger and said, ‘Write for the theatre – mind, only for the theatre!
For these two wonderful works Harrogate Choral are joined by the world famous Manchester Camerata ; Sarah Power, Soprano; Adriana Festeu, Mezzo Soprano; ,Nicholas Watts Tenor; and Stephen Gadd, Bass; all conducted by Andrew Padmore.
Tickets are just £15 or £20, with £5 tickets for students and IBA, they are free for under 16s when accompanied by at least one paying adult.