Re­joice – A Recital of Sea­sonal Sa­cred Mu­sic by the St Paul Cham­ber Ensem­ble

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE - Ly­dia But­tigieg

The St Paul Cham­ber Ensem­ble has just re­turned from a suc­cess­ful con­cert tour to Poland where it pre­sented a num­ber of su­perb per­for­mances, among them the World Pre­miere of the Messa da Re­quiem by the orches­tra’s res­i­dent con­duc­tor Mro Mark Agius, which re­ceived high ac­claim. The tour was part of the cel­e­bra­tions of the 100th an­niver­sary of Pol­ish In­de­pen­dence and the 100th an­niver­sary of the Greater Poland Upris­ing and the cul­mi­na­tion of the joint project, ‘ Con­cert of a Pa­tri­otic Song’, which was or­gan­ised by the Aper­tus As­so­ci­a­tion, and the Ze­spół Szkół Spec­jal­nych w Słupi pod Kęp­nem.

On Wed­nes­day, 12th De­cem­ber, the St Paul Cham­ber Ensem­ble will present an­other high-cal­i­bre vo­cal and in­stru- men­tal con­cert, Re­joice – a Recital of Sea­sonal Sa­cred Mu­sic at Sant Ant­nin ta’ Padova Church, Ghajn Dwieli, Paola. Un­der the pro­fes­sional ba­ton of Mro Agius, the 45-piece orches­tra will ac­com­pany some wellestab­lished lo­cal singers, in­clud­ing Anita Vella Bondin and Karen Gatt Dar­me­nia (So­pra­nos), Con­nie Frances Zer­afa (Mezzo So­prano), May Caru­ana (Con­tralto), An­toine Az­zopardi and Joseph Aquilina (Tenors), Miguel Ros­ales (Bari­tone), and James Vella Bondin (Bass).

The con­cert’s reper­toire will fea­ture some works by clas­si­cal com­posers as well as con­tem­po­rary works, in­clud­ing the muchloved Christ­mas songs. En­trance is free; how­ever, a col­lec­tion will be made in aid of Id-Dar tal-Prov­i­denza.

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