The Choir of the Csokonai Theatre invites all too common prayer with Rossini’s Little Festive Mass in the Reformed Church of Liberty.
“Rossini’s work is a prayer of thanksgiving after the long epidemic for our survival and a prayer for the dead. It is this common prayer that we need most of all,” said conductor János Ács when asked why this piece was chosen. “We are an opera company, so we were definitely looking for a work by an opera composer for the occasion,” he added.
Rossini wrote two sacred works in the last two decades of his life. The adjective “little” in Petite messe solennelle (Little Solemn Mass) indicates the modesty of the Master, who added the word “little” to his own work out of respect for Beethoven’s Missa Solemnise.
The event will feature twelve choir members and four soloists. Péter Gyülvészi will play the piano. János Ács conducts.
The performance will take place in the Reformed Church of Szabadságtelep on Wednesday 22nd December at 6 p.m.
Free admission, the church accepts donations.