Barocco Foundation – Lunchtime Concert

9 Apr 2024 - 12:30

A Celebration of Spring

Join us for an enchanting lunchtime concert on Tuesday 9th April at 12:30pm as we celebrate the arrival of spring with musical fervour. These weekly lunchtime concerts organised by Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa take place at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta. Well known soprano Marita Bezzina accompanied by versatile pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa will delight us during this recital.

The intruiging programme opens with the charm and elegance of Mozart’s music.  “Voi che sapete”  and “Non so piú cosa son” from his opera The Marriage of Figaro. These two masterpieces  perfectly capture the spirit with their playful melodies. We continue our celebration with the timeless composition of “Summertime” by Gershwin.

Our captivating recital unfolds with “O mio babbino caro” from ‘Gianni Schicchi’ by G. Puccini, followed by the timeless Italian song which is a heartfelt plea to remember a loved one, “Non ti scordar di me” by E. De Curtis.  This enchanting concert draws to an end with the beauty of F. Mendelssohn’s, “For the Wings of a Dove” and the superb version of “Ave Maria” by W. Gomez, two exquisite pieces that lift our spirits and fill our hearts with a sense of peace and serenity.

The alluring performance has musical interludes provided by Ms. Zammit Formosa who will be performing Mozart’s ‘Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja’ from ‘The Magic flute’; Wagner’s ‘To the Evening star’ from his epic opera ‘Tannhauser’ and the 1919 popular song ‘Look for the Silver lining’ by Jerome Kern.

Besides enjoying the fascinating music, the Church of Our Lady of Victory itself is worth a visit. Seeping with history and rich in architecture and artistic works, mainly due to it being the first church of Valletta and its painted baroque ceiling by Alessio Erardi, Our Lady of Victory is one of Malta’s richest treasures.  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 for free to the cellar of the church to watch a short audio-visual show about the building, history and the restoration of this gem.

A Celebration of Spring: will be held at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta on Tuesday 9th April 2024 at 12:30pm. Entrance to the concert is at a suggested donation of €10. One can obtain the tickets prior to the concert from the venue itself or by email: