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 the Amici Ensemble; Sarah Power, Soprano; Adriana Festeu, Mezzo Soprano; Nicholas Watts, Tenor; and Stephen Gadd, Bass; all conducted by Andrew Padmore.

Event date: 
Saturday, 28 March 2020 -
7:30pm to 9:45pm
Ticket Prices: 
Tickets £15 and £20 with £5 tickets for students and those in receipt of unemployment benefits, and free for under 16s (when accompanied by a paying adult)
The Royal Hall
Ripon Road
HG1 2RD Harrogate
United Kingdom