Oxford Bach Choir

/ Mar

Oxford Bach Choir

Start Time
07:30 pm
£30, £20, £10

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle 

Rossini joked that he could not decide whether his Petite Messe Solennelle was ‘musique sacrée’ (sacred music) or ‘sacrée musique’ (damned music), and its jaunty  and memorable  melodies have enchanted and surprised audiences ever since. Yet Rossini also shows himself a master of counterpoint in the magnificent fugues which end the Gloria and Credo.

The Oxford Bach Choir pairs Rossini’s late masterpiece with a selection of motets by his younger contemporary, the Austrian Anton Bruckner.  Best known for his great symphonies, Bruckner also wrote much sacred music throughout his life, and his beautiful and dramatic motets represent a high point in nineteenth-century religious music.

Tickets: £30, £20, £10 from https://obctickets.uk/2018-03-03, tel 01865 980220