Music for Passiontide

Music for Passiontide
20th March 2013 cyber

Date:        Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 March 2013
Venue:     Robert Samut Hall, Floriana
Time:       19:30 hrs
Tickets:   €10 concessions €5 (students and senior citizens)
smart card & culture card accepted
Booking: 2122320

A lot of music has been written for Passiontide, or rather the last few days of Holy Week. From Malta’s rich tradition of music tied to the rituals of the Catholic Church, this programme presents unique works found solely in the archives of the Mdina Cathedral, researched and edited by Joseph Vella, a pioneer in the research of early music in Malta. Our ‘more’ is featured by Vella’s neo-baroque Concerto for Bassoon and Strings.


  • Balzano     2 Cantatas
  • Carissimi   Motet for 3 Sopranos
  • Vella           Concerto Barocco for Basson and strings
    soloist: Archibald Mizzi

leader Marcelline Agius
conductor JOSEPH VELLA