VIBE CONCERT – BAROQUE MUSIC FOR THEATRE
The Valletta International Baroque Ensemble – VIBE – has selected a repertoire of baroque music written for the theatre which will be performed at the Verdala Palace on the 22nd April at 8pm.
The programme includes Suite from Abdelezar by Henry Purcell, ‘Oft she visits this lov’d mountain’ from Dido and Aneas, ‘Sweeter than Roses’ from Pausanias, ‘If love’s a sweet passion’ from The Fairy Queen, Fantasy upon a Ground for three violins and continuo, ‘Strike the viol’ from Come ye sons of Art, Suite from The Tempest Matthew Locke and ‘From Rosy bow’rs’ from Don Quixote.
The performers on the day include some of the top local baroque musicians including Catherine Martin and Nadia Debono on violin, Sarah Spiteri on viola and violin, Jacob Portelli on cello, Eligio Quintero on theorbo, Joanne Camilleri on continuo and soprano Gillian Zammit.
VIBE, which is managed by Teatru Manoel and is the resident ensemble of the Valletta International Baroque Festival, is drawn from prominent Maltese instrumentalists who collaborate with and are coached by international Baroque specialists. It seeks to perform music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods in a historically informed way on original instruments.
Tickets can be purchased from the Manoel Theatre website.
Photo credits to Darrin Zammit Lupi