Yuletide cheer with the MPO Christmas Concert
Nestled in the Silent City, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul will be brimming with songs of warmth and joy as the MPO ushers in the yuletide spirit with its annual Christmas Concert.
Last year, the MPO (Malta Philharmonic Orchestra) had to miss the concert and found a way to liven spirits with ‘When the Arts came to Town’, due to pandemic restrictions limiting events. This year, under the baton of Alan Chircop, the MPO embraces the chance to greet audiences with a night of heart-warming, festive music.
The programme features a variety of works, from light-hearted orchestral favourites to soulful Christmas Carols. These include Bizet’s playful Farandole and Mendelssohn’s moving The Hebrides Overture, as well as Puccini’s endearing O Mio Babbino Caro and the irreplaceable Oh Holy Night. Talented singers Nadia Vella and Angelo Muscat will perform, after recently participating in Mastering the Voice with José Cura.
The backdrop for the concert will be Lorenzo Cafà’s masterpiece which crowns the old city of Mdina. Since 1702, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul has distinguished Malta’s landscape and been witness to major historical events. Luckily, this year it shall open its doors for an audience as it resonates with Christmas spirit. Taking place on 21 December, the MPO Christmas Concert is presented in collaboration with Festivals Malta, in accordance with all current health protocols, with valid vaccination certificate required at entry. Entrance is free but pre-booking is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org