Lunchtime Concert – Barocco Foundation

23 May 2023 - 12:30

Classical Guitar Concert

Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta will host once again the popular lunchtime concert organised by Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa.  During this concert which takes place on Tuesday 23 May 2023 at 12:30pm, the talented classical guitarist Bernard Catania will be giving a recital where one can enjoy and admire the ability of this artist at adapting to a wide range of techniques and styles from Spanish, Latin-American and contemporary classical guitar music.


During this concert, Catania will perform vibrant guitar works by Cesare Negri, Antonio Vivaldi,  Francisco Tarrega, Isaac Albeniz, J.S. Bach and Johann Krieger amongst others. Amid his most exciting pieces, there are Song of the Seas by local composer Gordon Mizzi, Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Asturias, two splendid, thrilling Spanish pieces which evoke a thousand emotions of passion and sensations.


The Church of Our Lady of Victory, with its painted ceiling by baroque artist Alessio Erardi, is the first church of Valletta. 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.

Classical Guitar Concert will be held at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta on Tuesday 23 May 2023 at 12:30pm. Entrance to the concert is at a suggested donation of 10 euro. One can obtain the tickets prior to the concert from the venue itself or by email: or phone 79680952.