Tuesday 7th April 2015
Soprano Dorothy Baldacchino will be giving a performance at a lunchtime concert at the Oratory of St. Francis in Republic Street, Valletta on the 7th April 2015 at 12:30pm. The concert will be focusing on sacred arias.
The programme will include some of the timeless classic arias ever written, such as Schuberts Ave Maria, Mozarts Ave Verum, Lloyd Webers Pie Jesu, Durantes Vergin Tutto Amor, Francks Panis Angelicus and Caccinis Ave Maria.
The venue is a baroque Oratory which 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 quaint 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, providing a platform for some of the best musicians performing on the island.
The concerts are also fund raising events in aid of the Franciscan Church, which is undergoing 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.
Ave Maria (d.1825) Franz Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus (d.1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Vergin tutto amor (d.1684-1755) Francesco Durante
Pie Jesu (d. 1985) Andrew Lloyd Webber
How beautiful are the feet (d.1742) George Frideric Handel
Panis Angelicus (d.1872) Car Franck
Ave Maria Famously attributed to Giulio Caccini (1551-1648)