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Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Sat. June 11th 2022 Christ Church Cathedral $10-$25

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Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

The Victoria Philharmonic Choir presents choral music with an operatic flair.
Event is live streamed / online.Event can be attended in person In-Person + Livestream
Sat. June 11th 2022 + Add to Calendar Christ Church Cathedral (All Ages)
7:30pm - 9:30pm  Doors at: 6:45pm $25 adult / $10 student /free under 13


Victoria Philharmonic Choir
Renaissance to 21st century choral from Victoria BC
Peter Butterfield (conductor)
Jennifer Turner (soprano)
Hillary Tufford (mezzo-soprano)
Benjamin Butterfield (tenor)
Louis Dillon (bass)
Kinza Tyrrell (pianist)
Kimberley-Ann Bartczak (pianist)
Michael Molnar (harmonium)

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Victoria Philharmonic Choir
Auditioned, mixed choir conducted by Peter Butterfield, perf...
PO Box 5041 Victoria B Victoria BC
Open / Operational
The Victoria Foundation

Event Description

Gioacchino Rossini called his Petite Messe "the last mortal Sin of my Old Age" - but the results are heavenly!
While it uses the text of the traditional mass, the music is pure opera - from outstanding solos to high-speed choruses.
The work was commissioned by a Parisian countess for her private chapel and had its premiere in 1864.
Peter Butterfield conducts the VPC performance in Rossini's original (and favourite) orchestration: two grand pianos and a harmonium - though with 60 choristers instead of the composer's original dozen.
Don't miss this rare performance of an unusual work!

Festival seating (first come first serve).


Christ Church Cathedral
930 Burdett Avenue
Fully Accessible
Open / Operational

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