Opera & Orchestra At FAC

Frankston Arts Centre will stage the beautiful St Cecil Mass on May 25. Charles Gounod’s Messe de Sainte-Cecile will captivate lovers of choral music with Opera Australia performing this wonderful Mass.

This music brought Gounod to the attention of all of Paris with Ave Marie being the most famous of the French composer’s work. In 1854, Gounod completed the Saint Cecilia Mass. This work was first performed in its entirety in the church of St. Eustache in Paris on Saint Cecilia’s Day, 22 November 1855, from this rendition dates Gounod’s fame as a noteworthy composer.

This ethereal and exquisitely beautiful music, performed also by the Mornington Peninsula Chorale and Frankston Symphony Orchestra, bring to life a masterpiece with experts from Bizet’s Carmen suites completing the concert.

St Cecil Mass takes place on May 25 at Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St, Frankston from 2.30pm. For bookings, phone 9784 1060.



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