The Malta Independent 29 February 2024, Thursday
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Timeless songs and arias for Victory Church lunchtime concert

Sunday, 16 October 2022, 11:00 Last update: about 2 years ago
Maria Grazia Grech and Ramona Zammit Formosa
Maria Grazia Grech and Ramona Zammit Formosa

Our Lady of Victory Church Valletta will once again host the weekly lunchtime concert organised by Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa. This concert is going to be held on Tuesday, 18 October at 12.30pm.

Emerging soprano Maria Grazia Grech and talented pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa will perform a magnificent selection of Baroque arias namely Affé mi fate ridere by F. Cavalli, G. F. Handel's V'adoro Pupille, Gigue and Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu. The programme ensues with Non Posso Disperar by G. Bononcini and Suite in G (Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Minuet) by H. Purcell, among others.

The Church of Our Lady of Victory, with its painted ceiling by baroque artist Alessio Erardi, is the first church of Valletta and is a magnificent setting for cultural events. It was built by Grand Master de Valette and the Order of St John after their victory in the Great Siege of 1565. It has been restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa, voluntary National Trust of Malta.

After the concert, patrons are invited to the basement cinema of the church for a free viewing of the short audio visual entitled Grand Master de Valette and his first church of Valletta which is an entertaining illustration of the history and development of the church.

Entrance to the concert is at a suggested donation of €10.

Tickets will be sold from the venue itself, prior to the concert, by sending an email on: [email protected] or by phoning on 7968 0952


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