Puccini ‘Messa di Gloria’

Concert details

We are delighted to announce that our postponed Summer Concert will now take place on Saturday 17th September. Join us in the beautiful surroundings of St Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs for our performance of Puccini’s unashamedly operatic setting of the ‘Gloria’. 

One usually does not think of sacred music when considering the works of Puccini, and few people are aware that he wrote any liturgical music. This beautiful mass was written as a graduation piece when the composer was only 20 years old. Then  titled Messa a quatto voci, it was performed to great acclaim in 1880 but not heard again for 70 years. Puccini had already decided that the future direction of his career would be in dramatic opera and regarded the work as a farewell to his association with sacred music. It was not until 1951 that the score was published as the Messa di Gloria, earning this title because the wonderful  ‘Gloria’ section is longer than any of the other sections. It has since become a firmly established part of the choral repertoire.

Our Soloists will be Orlando Barton Hodges and Luke Phillips, and we will be accompanied on the organ by Jamie Rogers, currently Assistant Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral.

Tickets cost £10, which includes refreshments after the performance, are available on the door, from choir members or via our Ticket Secretary, Barbara, tel.  01304 620560. Payment options include BACS, Credit or Debit Card or Cash. We regret that our online ticket purchase facility is not currently available. Tickets purchased for the postponed July 2nd performance will be valid for the rescheduled date.




Date(s) - 17/09/2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Holy Trinity Church


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