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Auckland Chamber Choir: Petite Messe Solennelle

26 May 2018


Saturday 26 May 2018, 4.30pm - Saturday 26 May 2018, 6.30pm


St Matthew-in-the-City, 187 Federal Street, Auckland

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The Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries


The University of Auckland Chamber Choir marks the 150th anniversary of composer Rossini’s death with a performance of his Petite messe solennelle, in a free concert at St Matthew-in-the-City.

The performance will feature celebrated soloists Dr Morag Atchison and Catrin Johnsson of the School of Music, and special guests alumni Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and James Harrison.

The powerful piano part will be given by School of Music Artist Teacher Rachel Fuller, with current DMA student Eddie Giffney on accordion.

The choir is thrilled to collaborate with Dance Studies Lecturer Sarah Knox, who is directing movement for this unique performance.

Soprano | Morag Atchison

Mezzo-Soprano | Catrin Johnsson

Tenor | Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Bass | James Harrison

Piano | Rachel Fuller

Accordion | Eddie Giffney

Movement Director | Sarah Knox

Choreographic Assistants | Emma Cosgrove and Alesha Wallabh

Conductor | Karen Grylls

Free admission. Reservations unavailable. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to be assured of admission.