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Come and Sing Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

If you love singing, don't miss this marvellous opportunity to spend a day with members of the Croydon Bach Choir exploring and performing Come and Sing Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, under the inspirational direction of Tim Horton, our Music Director.

This is a full day's workshop and is open to singers of any standard who are able to follow a score. It will be held on Saturday, 13th May 2023 in the modern, light and airy St Matthew's Church, which has excellent facilities, including easy access for the disabled and plentiful parking. Ticket prices include score hire, as well as tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits during the breaks, but we suggest that you bring something for your lunch. The day will end with a free informal public performance.

We will have hire scores (OUP edition) available to borrow at no additional charge, but please do bring your own copy if you have one, even if it's a different edition.

We hold Come and Sing days every season. They are always extremely popular and places are strictly limited, so you'll need to register early to avoid disappointment. In order that we can send participants any additional information about the day in good time, we do require registration and payment in advance and tickets will not be on sale at the door.

Schedule for the Day

  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am: Arrival and registration
  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am: Rehearsal session 1
  • 11:30 am to 11:50 am: Refreshment break
  • 11:50 am to 12:50 pm: Rehearsal session 2
  • 12:50 pm to 1:50 pm: Lunch break
Come and Sing Rossini's _Petite Messe Solennelle_
  • 1:50 pm to 2:50 pm: Rehearsal session 3
  • 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm: Refreshment break
  • 3:10 pm to 4:10 pm: Rehearsal session 4
  • 4:10 pm to 4:30 pm: Pre-performance break
  • 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Informal performance


St Matthew's Church, Chichester Road, Croydon, CR0 5NQ

Refreshment and Lunch Breaks

Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits will be provided to all singers during the breaks at no extra charge, but we suggest that you bring your own packed lunch.


Dress will be informal so do wear anything you feel comfortable in.

Ticket Prices

  • £25 for singers (includes score hire)
  • No charge for students
  • No charge for afternoon audience

Comments about previous Come and Sing days

"Most enjoyable and expertly organised day - everything ran like clockwork. "

"A very warm welcome with lots of friendly faces and a brilliant conductor."

"Endless cups of tea and cake."

"Thanks to everyone for making it such a fun day - really glad to have been part of it."

"The whole day went really well and had a real 'buzz' about it. "

"I was completely charmed by the warm welcome and went home on a real high!"


If, in exceptional circumstances, this event has to be cancelled, booking fees paid will be refunded. No refunds will be made for any other reason.


We endeavour to supply full and accurate information but cannot be held responsible for any circumstances which may necessitate changes to the event. More information about joining us can also be found via the link below.