Great is the Lord Choir Performance
La Sainte Union School Chapel Choir will be in Malta and they will be giving a concert at the Church of St. Francis in Republic Street Valletta. The concert will feature sacred music on Thursday 10th July 2014 at 7:30pm.
The repertoire at this sacred music concert will feature Elgars Great is the Lord;
Taveners Song for Athene and The Lamb as well as Bruckners Locus Iste and Christus Factus Est. The performance will also include Woods O thou the Central Orb. The choirs repertoire will be including God is Gone Up by G. Finzi and G. F. Handels baroque O Lovely Peace from Judas Maccabeus.
Furthermore the concert will highlight three workds by the French composer C. Saint Saens: Ave Maria, Tantum Ergo and Ave Verum. The performance will also feature R. Clarkes Ave Maria.
The Chapel Choir is a select group aged 14 18, who rehearse for an hour and a half every week. They prepare sacred choral works for mass and concerts. The Choir last went on tour to Paris, where they performed in Notre Dame Cathedral, La Madeleine and Sainte Germain des Pres and have also performed in St Stephens Barcelona and palaces of Vienna. The repertoire mainly focuses on British composers of the early 19th century, but also explores other great choral composers such as Bruckner, Vierne, Faure and Mendelssohn. The choir will be accompanied by their directors Tom Dobney and Jenny Morgan and by their Organist: Martin Hogben.
St Francis of Assisi Church, dedicated to St Francis of Assisi t'Assisi), in Valletta was built in 1598 and was completed by 1607. After a few decades, however, the church developed structural defects and in 1681 it was built anew through the "munificence" of Grand Master Gregorio Carafa, whose coat of arms adorns the fade.
The church was enlarged in the 1920s following plans by Emanuel Borg, which also included a dome. The church hosts precious works of art including paintings by Mattia Preti, Pietro Gagliardi and Filippo Paladini, the titular statue of St Francis as well as Giuseppe Cali`s famous painting Apotheosis of St. Francis which is painting on the ceiling of this church. The Church has lately restored its church organ and the choir performance will be a fund raising event for this restoration project. Entrance by donation.