Malta’s male choir to hold two concerts

The Cappella Sanctae Catharinae, Malta’s only male choir, will be holding a concert of sacred music titled Ave Verum on the June 26 and 27

The concert will feature polyphonic music from the 17th century by the likes of Palestrina, Viadana and also a mass by Casciolini. The music performed is tied to the three main liturgical feasts that feature in the month of June, namely Corpus Christi, St John the Baptist, and Ss Peter and Paul.

The first concert, on June 26, will be held in the Oratory of Senglea parish church, where the famous miraculous statue of Christ the Redeemer is housed. The second concert will be held at the church of St Mark in Rabat, which forms part of the Augustinian priory.

The Cappella Sanctae Catharinae was formed in December 2009, and focuses mainly on polyphonic music for male choir from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Since its formation the choir has already performed in many different venues, including the church of St Catherine of Italy in Valletta, which is the choir’s spiritual home.

Both concerts start at 19:30, and entrance is free. A donation towards the needs of the respective churches would, however, be much appreciated.