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VTSU Castleton Chorale and Rutland Area Chorus Concert

May 4 | 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

The VTSU Castleton University Chorale is excited to collaborate with the Rutland Area Chorus (RAC), guest soloists Joshua Collier (tenor) and David Rugger (baritone) and Festival Orchestra to present Giacomo Puccini’s magnificent Messa di Gloria. Directed by Dr. Sherrill Blodget

Puccini is justly celebrated as one of the greatest opera composers, renowned particularly for La Boheme, Tosca and Madam Butterfly. He composed the Messa di Gloria is as his graduation piece from the Institute Musicale Pacini in Northern Italy when he was twenty. Set for choir, orchestra and tenor and bass soloists, the mass was Puccini’s largest and final sacred work. His combination of the sacred text with rich harmonies and burgeoning operatic style are beautiful, exciting, and dramatic, offering a glimpse into his future as an opera composer.

There will be a second performance of the Messa di Gloria at Grace United Church in Rutland (8 Court Street) on Sunday 5 May, 5:00pm. Free will offering. 802 775-4301

Tickets are free for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Adult tickets are $10, children and senior tickets are $5. Please contact the Casella Box Office at 802-468-1119 to reserve tickets.

Free for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni Adult tickets are $10 and senior tickets are $5.


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Castleton, Vermont 05735 United States


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