Calling all choristers!

The Warrnambool Organ Festival is planning a huge choral event for it’s 2018 festival, and they need you to be a part of it.

Remembered as a composer of grand opera, Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) described his Petite Messe Solennelle (Petite Solemn Mass) as “the last of my péchés de vieillesse (sins of old age)”. Composed at the end of his life, it is one of his greatest religious compositions. We are pleased to be presenting a performance of Rossini’s Petite Solemn Mass as a highlight of the 2018 Warrnambool Organ Festival program.

The performance will take place at Christ Church (Henna St) on Saturday 1 September at 7.30 pm, and will be conducted by Patrick Burns. Rehearsals will begin in May and will be directed by Louise Keast and accompanist Anita Hoekstra.

Want to learn more about this special one-time-only performance?

Then come along to the Rossini Information & Listening Session on Sunday 15 April (4 pm) at Mozart Hall.

At this session, we will discuss the history of the piece, the vision for the performance and we will be able to answer any questions you may have.The session will conclude with a viewing/listening of the Petite Solemn Mass, to familiarize ourselves with this incredible piece of music! Scores will be available for committed choristers to pick up.

Participation in the festival and attendance at the Rossini Information & Listening Session are both free.

Register your interest in being a part of the performance by contacting Louise with the subject “Rossini Warrnambool Organ Festival” or just come along to the session.

See the Facebook event HERE