The Mosaic Vocal Ensemble will present Puccini’s Messa di Gloria on Saturday December 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of University Heights Baptist Church, 1010 S. National at Grand. Puccini completed his mass in 1880 and, after an initial performance it was not heard again until 1952. Puccini, however, borrowed sections of the work for use in some of his operas including Manon Lescaut and Edgar. The performance will feature local soloists Traci Pritchard, Tim Piland, Bryan McDonald and Marvin Murphree and will be accompanied by Michael Womack. It's free and open to the public.