Choir

 

The first performance of the vocal group was Vivaldi’s Gloria RV589 in February 2012, in collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. The group was invited to participate in the first edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival 2013 in the oratory of St John’s co-Cathedral beneath Caravaggio’s imposing Beheading of St John the Baptist where the group performed works by Telemann, Fux and Vivaldi.  This was followed by a Holy Week concert featuring works by Zelenka, Vivaldi and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.  In June 2013 the Goldberg Ensemble vocal group performed, to great acclaim, Mozart’s Regina Coeli, K127 and Schubert’s Magnificat at St John’s Co-Cathedral. Handel’s Messiah followed as the opening concert of the Valletta International Baroque Festival 2014.  In collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the group performed Zelenka’s Miserere in C minor as well as Mozart’s ‘Laudate Dominum’ from the Vesperae solennes de Confessore and Te Deum in C major at St John’s Co-Cathedral in July 2014. The choral group’s participation in the concert organized by MASMOM has become an annual event.  In January, 2015, the Goldberg Ensemble organized and performed Handel’s Messiah at the Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, as part of a multi-disciplinary project called Rejoice! The Ensemble sang Messiah twice again at the Pro-Cathedral: on Easter Sunday, 16th April, 2017, and in January 2018, the latter together with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.  Other works performed were Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Anton Nani’s Responsori del Giovedì Santo at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on 6th March, 2016, and Carlo Diacono’s oratorio San Paolo evangelizza I maltesi on 6th October, 2017. The ensemble’s latest project was a concert of Mozart’s sacred music, together with soprano Miriam Gauci as soloist, at St Augustine Church, Valletta, in March 2018.

 

 

 

 

The vocal section of the Goldberg Ensemble is composed as follows:

 

Sopranos

Bridget Darmanin

Loranne De Bono

Helena Ferro

Anita Vella Bondin

Maryse Briffa

 

Altos

Maria Azzopardi

Martina Caruana

Sarah-Anne Cachia

Alexandra Camilleri Gambin

Alison Saguna

Joanne Scicluna

 

Tenors

Lino Azzopardi

Matthew De Bono

Ray De Bono

Alan Mulligan

 

 

Basses

James Agius

Guido Mamo

Miguel Rosales

Dan Micallef Grimaud

Roderick Mallia

James Vella Bondin

 

 

 

 

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