Classical Guitar

Classical Guitar

Lunchtime Concerts at the Oratory of St. Francis


Guitar Classics

16th December 2014

 Classical Guitarist Bernard Catania will be giving a concert at St. Francis Oratory in Valletta at 12:30pm.  He will be performing captivating guitar music, a wide-ranging repertoire that covers the Baroque, Spanish, Latin-American and the Contemporary Classical Guitar repertoire.  He will be performing works by Isaac Albeniz, Francisco Tarrega, Enrique Granados and traditional Spanish music, amongst others.

The concert will be held at the Oratory of St. Francis, in Republic Street, Valletta.  The baroque Oratory was originally the friars refectory.  Over the years, it had been transformed into an oratory; hence it is beautifully adorned by magnificent baroque paintings, an elaborate gilded altarpiece and monks benches. 

The oratory is usually closed to the public and the lunchtime concerts are a wonderful way to visit and enjoy the beautiful chapel.  Presently it is hosting weekly music recitals every Tuesday, showcasing some of the best musicians found on the island.