Event Details


18/12/2018 12:00

Emerging soprano Celine Abela will be performing a delightful selection of Lieder and Christmas songs on Tuesday 18th December 2018 at 12 noon at St. Augustine Monastery, Old Bakery Street Valletta, to raise funds for the restoration of the church.

The fund-raising event “Lieder for Christmas” proposes beautiful lieder songs composed by Franz Joseph Haydn and Robert Schumann. The programme includes Henri Duparc’s Lamento, L’invitation au Voyage and Chanson Triste and a piano interlude with Jan Vaclav Vorisek’s first movement of Sonata in Bb minor Op.20. The programme concludes with German Christmas songs, namely Anschutz’s O Tannenbaun (O Christmas tree)and Mon beau Sapin and the popular Stille Nacht composed by Franz Xaver Gruber.

Celine Abela began her musical studies as a pianist with Elizabeth Leonardi, achieving her ABRSM grade 8 certification. She started her vocal studies in 2013 with Lydia Caruana and gave her first public performance at the Malta Society of Arts in 2015.

Under the baton of Philip Walsh, Celine has performed as a chorus member in Teatru Manoel Youth Opera productions of Offenbach’s ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ directed by Brock Roberts and Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Patience’ directed by Tama Matheson. She has been an active member of TMYO for the 2016/17 season, under the tutorship of Miriam Cauchi, Christopher Gatt and Tom Armitage.

Celine was awarded first place in the Classical Girls category of the 2016 Maltese Islands Festival.  She is currently reading Law at the University of Malta.

After the concert, the public is invited to enjoy a free visit to the interesting chambers of the monastery which are adorned with beautiful and historical sacred ornaments.

Proceeds from the event will go to the restoration project of the Augustinian Monastery. Tickets, costing 8 euro, can be obtained from the venue itself half an hour before the concert begins. For more details phone 7968 0952 or email: baroccomalta@gmail.com.


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