Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St Catherine's restoration - music to my ears

Just meters from the ruins of the Royal Opera House lies a church, the facade of which was splendidly restored 6 years ago. For some time, St Catherine's has been the venue for a serious of lunchtime concerts. The concerts have been an excellent way of attracting sponsorship for the restoration of the church as well as to also directly contribute through ticket sales towards the same end. It has now been reported that the main cupola of the church is also to be restored. Great damage has already been done to the mural paintings, partly due to the "powdering" of the stone that makes up the dome.

If you want to listen to some great music as well as feel good knowing you are personally contributing to the restoration of this fine baroque building, have a look at the programme below and book tickets now.

Thursday 19th March @ 12.30pm
Baroque works for flute and Harpsichord

Handel - Suite no 2 (from Water Music)
Marcello - Concerto no 3 in D minor (arr JS Bach)
Platti - Sonata in D
Vivaldi - Largo (from Concerto in F –Winter)
J S Bach - Aria (from Suite no 3 in D major)
Silvio Zammit - flute | Ramona Zammit Formosa - harpsichord

Sunday 22nd March @ 11.00am
Meet the Composer – Franz Schubert

String Trio in Bb
Piano Quintet in A major "Trout Quintet"

Thursday 26th March @ 12.30pm
Terpsichore – Muse of Dance
Dances violin & piano

Works by Albeniz, Bartok, Camilleri
Sarah Spiteri – violin | Alex Vella Gregory - piano

Sunday 29th March @ 11.00am
3B's ....... Bach Bass is Beautiful!
J S Bach
Cantata no 82 Ich Habe Genung
Ricitativ & Aria from St. Matthew’s Passion - Mache Dich
Albert Buttigieg – bass | St. James Consort


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