Petite Messe Solennelle - Gioachino Rossini

7:30 pm Saturday, 28 March 2020

Birmingham Festival Choral Society

Petite Messe Solennelle

Gioachino Rossini

Come and hear this uplifting work, written by Rossini for private performance at one of his renowned Paris musical Salons. 

The Petite Messe Solennelle was Rossini’s last major composition, and his operatic melodies, colour and drama shine through to make this one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire.

As a special treat, we have four top-class vocal soloists, plus accompanists on piano and accordion.


Caroline Modiba, soprano

Rachel Gilmore, mezzo soprano

Joe Kennedy, baritone

Richard Hansen, tenor


Ben De Souza, accordion

Kevin Gill, piano

David Wynne, conductor.