Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Celebrations:   a Lunchtime concert

The weekly lunchtime concerts at the Oratory of St. Francis in Republic Street,  Valletta will be imbued with the Christmas spirit as on Tuesday, 23rd December 2014 at 12:30pm will be Christmas Celebrations! The regular performances always present varied performers and musicians, who from week to week, perform sparkling and stimulating classical music.

The lunchtime concert will feature Mro. Silvio Zammit (flute) and Ramona Zammit Formosa (piano). Mro. Silvio Zammit is a brilliant flautist with over 25 years of experience in flute performance and teaching.  Together with his piano accompanist, Ramona Zammit Formosa, he will be performing an excellent repertoire of flute music.

The festive programme to be held at the Oratory of St. Francis Church in Republic Street, Valletta, will include sparkling and melodious music by baroque Handel:  they will be performing various works from The Messiah; J.S.Bachs timeless Jesu` Joy of Mans Desiring and Schuberts Ave Maria. The programme will also include Rutters Christmas Lullaby, E.Galeas Sinfonia Pastorale and a Traditional Christmas Medley.

The venue, 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. 

The events are fund raising events for the Franciscan Church, which is undergoing extensive structural restoration. Tickets for the lunchtime concerts, costing 8 euro, can be obtained from the venue itself half an hour before the concert begins. For more details phone 7968 0952 or email: baroccomalta@gmail.