Stevenage Choral Society

Stevenage Choral Society / Events / Sat 11 Nov 2017

Stevenage Choral Society - Puccini's Messa Di Gloria

Stevenage Choral Society - Puccini's Messa Di Gloria

Concert starts at 7:30pm and will finish at approx. 10pm

SCS and Mid Herts Youth Orchestra anre proud to perform Giacomo Puccini's Messa or Messa a quattro voci (currently more widely known under the apocryphal name of Messa di Gloria), which is a Mass composed for orchestra and four-part choir with tenor, bass and baritone soloists. Strictly speaking, the piece is a full Mass, not a true Messa di Gloria (which contains only the Kyrie and Gloria and omits the Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei).

Puccini wrote the short Requiem – actually the setting of the antiphon to the Introit of the Mass for the Dead – as a commission for the publisher Giulio Ricordi for the fourth anniversary of the death of Giuseppe Verdi, which occurred on 27 January 1905. Today the work is often performed, since this setting for three voices can be easily performed by amateur choirs and requires only a viola and a harmonium (or organ) as accompanying instruments.

The orchestra will be performing some other pieces in the first half of the programme.

Tickets are £12 (in advance) and £14 (at the door) for Adults and for Under 16s £5 and can be ordred by Phone and Post via the Contacts page of our Website (they will be available at the end of September. Online tickets are available now at the WeGotTickets link below.

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Event Location

Church of St. Andrew and St. George

St. Georges Way

Telephone: 01438 365 769

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