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Bristol Choral Society Concerts

2013/4 concert season

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle  |  2014/5 season concert dates

Please see reviews page for details of past concerts

"My wife and I were immensely pleased to be  present at what was a superb performance  from Bristol Choral Society"

The late Sir Charles Mackerras

"Bristol has an extremely fine choral society"

Saturday 14 June 2014

Bristol Cathedral



Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle


Bristol Choral Society

Steven Kings piano

Mark Lee harmonium

Adrian Partington conductor


Gweneth-Ann Jeffers soprano

Olivia Ray mezzo-soprano

John Pierce tenor

James Oldfield bass-bartione


Rossini's setting of the Mass in his own inimitable style - described by the composer himself as the last of his 'sins of old age' - belies its title, being neither particularly small nor solemn.


Rossini wrote on the score: 'Is it indeed sacred music (la musique sacrée) that I have just written, or merely some damned music (la sacré musique)? You know well, I was born for comic opera. Little science, a little heart, that is all. So may you be blessed, and grant me Paradise!'


Lively and joyous, full of memorable tunes, wit and irrepressible vitality, an impressive line-up of artists assemble to perform this almost irreverent Italian operatic take on the liturgical text in the glorious setting of Bristol Cathedral..


Tickets* £22, £17 (nave reserved), £14 & £10 (West End/side aisles unreserved) (under 25s £5, senior citizens 10% off) Book online from Bristol Choral Society

or from Colston Hall (0844 887 1500, online from Colston Hall or in person)


or on the door at the cathedral on concert night
Advance booking recommended to secure reserved seats

Concert promoted and organised by Bristol Choral Society


2014/5 season - celebrating 125 years of Bristol Choral Society


Saturday 18 October 2014
Come and Sing popular choruses at Colston Hall
with Adrian Partington


The season celebrating 125 years of Bristol Choral Society is launched with this gala Come & Sing
encompassing some of the favourite choruses sung by the choir over the years. All are welcome to
Come & Sing with us and Adrian Partington to celebrate, with music including...


I was glad, choruses from Brahms' German Requiem, Bach's B Minor Mass, Haydn's The Creation, Mendelssohn's St Paul (the first work performed by Bristol Choral Society), Elgar's The Apostles
and the
Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah


...all contained in a special souvenir music book for you to take home and treasure!
The day will culminate in an informal public performance, to be followed by a
reception with some birthday cake and a glass of something sparkling....


Retiring charity collection for Home Start Bristol and Bristol off the Record


Tickets are available now...



2014/5 season concert dates:


Saturday 29 November 2014
Concert at Colston Hall with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
and tenor Mark Padmore (full details to be announced)


Saturday 20 December 2014
Handel’s Messiah (and Mini Messiah family concert) at Colston Hall


Saturday 7 February 2015
Come and Sing (works by Vaughan Williams)


Saturday 28 March 2015
Concert at Colston Hall (details to be announced)


Saturday 13 June 2015
Concert at Bristol Cathedral (details to be announced)



Full season details will be announced and go on sale by June 2014.


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Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle  - Bristol Choral Society at Bristol Cathedral 14 June 2014.pdf


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