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Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle

7 May 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:10 pm
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Rossini’s Petite Messe is one of the most joyful and uplifting sacred works in the entire repertoire composed by the Italian operatic genius after he finished writing for stage, and which he referred as “one of the sins of his old age”.

The spotlight will shine on Newbury Spring Festival Chorus and a cast of international star soloists led by Lucy Crowe with Claire Barnett Jones, Andres Presno and Ashley Riches, all under the direction of Tom Primrose.

Tonight’s performance will be accompanied by the unusual combination of two pianos, as originally scored, plus accordion (in place of harmonium) as approved by Rossini himself.

… Festival Chorus, expertly prepared by chorusmaster Tom Primrose. It was a truly inspiring evening,…

Sponsored by Greenham Trust

Conductor / Performers

Tom Primrose conductor
Newbury Spring Festival Chorus
Lucy Crowe soprano
Claire Barnett-Jones mezzo soprano
Andres Presno tenor
Ashley Riches bass

Libby Burgess piano
Jane Powell piano
Ben de Souza accordion


Rossini Petite Messe Solonelle



£46.25 / £31.25 / £21.25
(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)

Please note – 100 seats are held back during the Friends Priority booking period and will be released to public bookers from 6 March 2023.



Date: 7 May 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:10 pm
Event CategoryChoral & Vocal
Address: St Nicolas Church, West Mills
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5HG United Kingdom

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