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Rossini Stabat Mater & Puccini Messa di Gloria

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19th March 2022

Royal Hall

Due to a number of cases of COVID amongst the choir this performance has unfortunately been cancelled.

Box Office are currently working on refunds.

Puccini is most famous for his contribution to the world of opera even though he began his musical career playing and composing church music. As his musical studies progressed, it was clear that young Puccini possessed the talent to become one of the world's greatest operatic composers – and his Messa di Gloria is evidence of such promise. Puccini himself wrote: "the Almighty touched me with his little finger and said, 'Write for the theatre - mind, only for the theatre!

Interestingly, although Rossini saw his Stabat Mater as a work of sacred music the lyrical style in which Rossini sets his composition is in parts, quite operatic in character. This is in contrast to the solemnity of the thirteenth-century text. He declared, “The music should be of the finest quality” and the Stabat Mater is indeed full of glorious music.

For these two wonderful works Harrogate Choral are joined by the world famous Manchester Camerata; Sarah Power, Soprano; Clare McCaldin, Mezzo Soprano; Austin Gunn, Tenor; and Stephen Gadd, Bass; with Guest Conducted Andrew Padmore.

For more information about Harrogate Choral Society please visit our website at

Please note that HCS will be following the government recommendations at the time in respect of face masks and proof of double vaccination etc, in line with Harrogate Theatres current Keeping You Safe Policy.

The Dress Circle will not be on sale initially.

Dates and Times

19:00 Saturday, 19 March 2022 Book now

Venue Information

Royal Hall
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Royal Hall,
Ripon Road
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Saturday, 19 March 2022