Join the UWA Choral Society in the magnificent setting of St Patrick's Basilica for an afternoon of Italian music. Two of the opera world’s most beloved composers come together for a lively performance including excerpts from Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria.
Composed over eight years during the twilight of Verdi’s life, Four Sacred Pieces is the final expression of his ambiguous feelings towards religion. Messa di Gloria was originally intended as a farewell to Puccini’s association with sacred music. Colourful and unashamedly operatic in style, it is significantly influenced by Puccini’s predecessor, Verdi.
Joined by leading West Australian soloists under the direction of conductor Christopher van Tuinen, this distinctly Italian flavoured performance by the UWA Choral Society is not to be missed.