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