Puccini's Messa di Gloria

Saturday, June 15, 2019

 

Saturday 15th June 2019, 7.30pm

Greyfriars Kirk


The Edinburgh Singers' season finale was an orchestral concert of late romantic masterpieces. The highlight of the evening was Puccini's stunning Messa di Gloria, rightly considered an essential part of any choir's repertoire.

The first half included the piece Anton Bruckner considered his finest, his Te Deum, along with Brahms' Alto Rhapsody. The evening was rounded off with a performance of Mascagni's ever-popular Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana - always a fixture in the Classic FM Hall of Fame!

The choir was joined by four of today's most in demand soloists along with The Edinburgh Singers Sinfonia, comprising players from Scotland's national orchestras, all under the guidance of Musical Director, Alistair Digges.

 

  • Bruckner: Te Deum
  • Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
  • Puccini: Messa di Gloria
  • Mascagni: Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana

  • Alistair Digges: Musical Director
  • Catriona Clark: Soprano
  • Cheryl Forbes: Mezzo Soprano
  • David Lynn: Tenor
  • Piran Legg: Bass Baritone

  

 

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