The Joy of Christmas

The Joy of Christmas

A lunchtime concert of Christmas carols is a sure fire way to sprinkle some holiday spirit into the season.  Join Dorothy Baldacchino (soprano) and Bernard Busuttil (tenor) to experience the joyful spirit of Christmas with some of the worlds most loved and popular carols.  The concert will be held on Tuesday the 20th of December 2016 at 12:30pm at the Oratory of St. Francis in Valletta.


The duo will be singing a number of traditional carols such as O Come all ye faithful and Silent Night and other traditional carols that hail from different countries.  Among these, there is Fum Fum Fum a traditional Spanish carol; Un Flambeau Jannette, Isabelle a French traditional carol and Tu scendi dalle stelle which is an Italian traditional carol.


The lunchtime concerts are aimed at giving a platform to local and foreign artists and moreover, it gives the audience the opportunity to experience the best music of the world in the charming oratory. 


The oratory has an interesting history, since before the alterations carried out at the beginning of the 20th Century, the large chamber was used as the Refectory for the religious community. It was then transformed into an oratory, adorned by magnificent baroque paintings, a magnificent gilded altarpiece and original monks benches.


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:




O Come all ye faithful  (Traditional)

Gesu Bambino (Pietro Yon)

Marie Wiegenlied (Sadin, Max Reger)

Silent night (Franz Xaver Gruber)

Fum Fum Fum (Spanish Traditional)

Un Flambeau Jannette, Isabelle (French Traditional)

Tu scendi dalle stelle (Italian Traditional)

O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam)

The Prayer (piano solo)

Beauty and The Beast (piano solo) 

Walking in the Air (Howard Blake)

Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Hugh Martin)