The successful weekly lunchtime concert series at the Oratory of St.Francis in Republic Street, Valletta will continue on Tuesday, 29 December at 12:30pm. The regular performances will be presenting varied performers and musicians, who will be presenting sparkling and stimulating classical music on a weekly basis.
Soprano Charlene Portelli is a talented artist who has made a name for herself in Malta for her clear and beautiful soprano voice. She will be singing some favourite Christmas and festive arias, such as Hopkins We Three Kings of Orient Are and Regers The Virgins Slumber Song as well as the captivating Cherubinis Ave Maria The gifted pianist Julia Miller will accompany Ms. Portelli.
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. 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.
N. Regney Do you hear what I hear
P. Yon Gesu Bambino
M. Reger The Virgins Slumber Song
R.H Prichard Come, though long expected Jesus
J.H Hopkins We three kings of orient are
L. Cherubini Ave Maria
F. Gruber Silent Night
A. Adam Oh Holy Night