The Malta Independent 23 September 2019, Monday

Grande Serata Italiana: A Concert Recital of Italian Songs and Arias

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 10:33 Last update: about 4 months ago

Dr Lydia Buttigieg

Photo: Ian Noel Pace
Photo: Ian Noel Pace

Another concert organised by one of Malta's finest orchestras and bringing together some of the most talented musicians and singers on the island, the St Paul Chamber Ensemble continues to provide high-calibre performances with a repertoire that is not only audience-engaging but also specifically chosen to push the orchestra's technical capacities to higher levels.

Grande Searata Italiana - An evening of musical entertainment, food, beverages and prizes including both instrumental and vocal works which will be in aid of HopeXchange Medical Centre in Ghana. Under the baton of Chev Mro Mark Agius, the fifty seasoned and up-coming young musicians will perform classical and instrumental works, whilst also accompanying well-established local singers, Karen Gatt Darmenia (Soprano), Frances Catherine Farrugia (Soprano), Joseph Aquilina (Tenor) and Ivan Vella (Baritone).

Following on the last months' successful performances, the orchestra's upcoming recital will feature well-known Italian arias and Neapolitan songs which are sure to be appreciated by the Maltese audience. The orchestral and vocal concert will be held on Friday, 21st June, at Montekristo Estate at 8.30pm.

Some of the works performed will be accompanied by the orchestra's resident concert choir Anacrusis. The repertoire will feature classical works like O Sole Mio, Funiculi Funicula, Duetto Buffo di due Gatti, Largo Al Factotum and Nessun Dorma amongst others.

Tickets may be obtained from MonteKristo on 22033000, Higher Grades, Attard or from the Orchestra Management on 7995 0507.

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