The Choral Society of the Hamptons presents a three-concert series on the East End of Long Island — December, March/April, and June/July — and also performs at special events. Both single-concert and season-subscription tickets are available. Upcoming concerts include:
Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle
John Daly Goodwin, Guest Conductor
Sunday, April 8 5:00pm
First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton
120 Main Street, East Hampton, New York
Monday, April 9 7:00pm
Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City
316 E 88th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave.), New York, New York
Opera lovers will not be disappointed by the Petite messe solennelle, which the renowned opera composer Gioachino Rossini refered to as “the last mortal Sin of my Old Age.” With John Daly Goodwin as guest conductor, the Choral Society of the Hamptons will guide audiences through a parade of uplifting choruses, arias, and ensembles in Rossini’s distinctive style. The chorus will be joined by four outstanding soloists from Mexico, all of whom were winners of the prestigious Ópera San Miguel vocal competition.
Written in 1863, decades after his last opera, Guillaume Tell, the Petite messe solennelle is considered the finest achievement of Rossini’s retirement. The Mass is described as neither petite, nor particularly solemn, and it is peppered by grand operatic moments and glimpses of humor. Written in the opera buffa style, the Messe is the work of a man with a strong, if unorthodox, religious beliefs.
Alejandra Sandoval, Soprano
Diana Peralta, Mezzo-soprano
César Delgado, Tenor
Carlos López, Baritone