VIAF 2013

Trio from the Cappella Sistina Choir and the Laudate Pueri Choir performing tomorrow!

In what seems to be an endless series of magnificent concerts, today’s and tomorrow’s surely rank among the highest peaks reached so far!

Gianluca Alonzi, Robert Colavalle and Cesare Ruta Stoch, three singers from the legendary Cappella Pontificia Sistina will tomorrow be singing Girolamo Abos’s magnificent Stabat Mater. For the first time ever since it was composed, this work will be performed by an all-male ensemble and, judging from the interpretation Gianluca and Roberto have of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater two years ago, which made leading music critic and Baroque expert Kenneth Zammit Tabona to say “I wouldn’t want to hear it in any other way”, tomorrow’s concert promises to be a treasure.

The Victoria Festival Ensemble, led by Sarah Spiteri, will be in attendance under the direction of the Festival‘s artistic director, Joseph Vella, who also edited the work.

Coupled with Abos, the Laudate Pueri Choir, resident choir of St George’s Basilica, under the direction of George Joseph Frendo, will be performing three of the most beautiful motets for a cappella choir, namely, Palestrina’s Nigra sum (for 5-part chorus) and Credo (for 6-part chorus) from the monumental Missa Papae Marcelli and Domenico Bartolucci’s Crux Fidelis (solo soprano and 4-part male chorus).

At the end, the audience is in for a surprise …

Just don’t miss it! Remember, it’s also free of charge!!  Such bonuses are hard to come by! Concert will be held in St George’s Basilica and starts at 8pm!