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RCM Chamber Choir

Dates
19 October 2018, 7:30pm

Venue
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Tickets
£5

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RCM Chamber Choir

Dates
19 October 2018, 7:30pm

Venue
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Tickets
£5

Michael Rosewell conductor

Rossini Petite messe solennelle

In 1855 prolific opera composer Rossini came out of retirement to produce a number of chamber and sacred works, the most remarkable of which is arguably Petite messe solennelle. In this evening concert, join Michael Rosewell and the RCM Chamber Choir in a moving performance of this beautifully sombre mass.

Rossini completed the work when he was 71 years old and, displaying the sense of humour that coloured many of his famous operas, he described it as the 'final sin of my old age'. The piece is a finely crafted example of 19th-century European sacred music, full of pathos and intensity.

Petite messe solennelle is also ironically titled, for while it may be solemn it is in no way little. Rather, the extended work moves skillfully through 90 minutes of sublime solo writing and richly textured choral settings before reaching its dramatic close.

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Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

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   South Kensington: 0.5 miles
   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

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The RCM provides refreshments for students, visitors and staff throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.

Lunch & snacks

BaRCM offers a great range of hot and cold snacks and beverages each weekday between 9am and 4pm as well as delicious full lunch options between 12pm and 2pm.

Evening performance refreshments

The RCM offers a range of pre-performance and interval refreshments, plus a selection of light snacks for those attending evening events in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and the Britten Theatre. These are served between 6pm and 9pm (5pm for early evening performances) in the Britten Theatre Bar or the RCM Foyer Bar.

The main entrance to the RCM has eight steps up from the pavement and two inside the main doors. A lift is available for visitors with limited mobility. The lift is built into the smaller staircase to the left of the main entrance steps. There is an intercom button on the control panel, which can be seen and reached easily from the street. On arrival, press the buzzer to notify a member of RCM staff, who will come out to meet you and operate the lift for you.

All our event venues can be accessed by visitors with limited mobility via the lift at the main entrance.