Written by Mike Overend
Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

There is nothing Petite about the demands Rossini makes of his soloists, and the strong team of soprano Augusta Hebbert, alto Martha McLorinan, tenor Benjamin Vonberg-Clark and bass Edward Jones all made the most of their moments in the limelight, to the clear delight of their audience. But I was also hugely impressed by the togetherness they achieved in the various duets, trios and quartets.