Romantic Songs

Romantic Songs


The successful weekly lunchtime concert series at the Oratory of St. Francis in Republic Street, Valletta will continue on Tuesday, 13th October 2015 at 12:30pm for the sixth consecutive year. The regular performances will be presenting varied performers and musicians, who will be presenting sparkling and stimulating classical music on a weekly basis.

Charlene Portelli is a talented artist who is making a name for herself in Malta for her clear and beautiful soprano voice.  She will be giving a recital of romantic songs on the 13th of October 2015.  She will be singing a programme of favourite classical arias, some of which are derived from world-famous operas, such as Mozarts Non mi Dir from Don Giovanni.  She will be also singing Strauss Die Morgen and E.Griegs A Swan. 

Ms. Portelli will be accompanied by the pianist Julia Miller, a gifted accompanist who will also be performing some solo piano works such as F. Chopins Waltz Op. 69 no.2 in B minor and Prelude no. 13 Op. 28 in F sharp major.

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 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.


F. Schubert

Die Forelle

 W. A Mozart

Una donna a quindici anni


A swan                                   

 W. A Mozart

In uomini, in soldati

 F. Chopin

Waltz Op. 69 no.2 in B minor

 F. Chopin

Prelude no. 13 Op. 28 in F sharp major

 R. Strauss


 W. A Mozart

Non mi dir

 G. Puccini

Quando men vo                    

 G. Verdi

Caro nome che il mio cor