Choral Arts Philadelphia offers authentic Rossini

One of the most popular composers of opera, Rossini spent the last forty years of his life in retirement in Paris.  Composing mostly for fun during this period, he nonetheless produced his two fine religious works, the Stabat Mater and the Petite Messe Solennelle.  Choral Arts will perform the Mass with its original instrumentation:  an historic pianoforte and an harmonium, creating a sound world that is foreign and fresh to our modern ears.  A brilliant cast of soloists, led by renowned Julianne Baird, specializes in period vocal performance and will add the icing to this brilliant confection for our delight.