The Oratory at the Jesuits' Church

The Oratory Concert Series is more than just a music and art experience. Proceeds from the concerts will go towards supporting vital research.

The site, comprising a college and a church is bounded by four streets occupying the whole area. St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus in 1534, had considered founding a college in Malta as early as 1553. Through a letter dated 28 March 1592, Pope Clement VIII solicited the setting up of a Jesuit College. It was to be primarily ecclesiastic and not scientific, mainly to prepare candidates to the priesthood. Grandmaster Martin Garzez laid the Foundation Stone of the College on 4 September 1595. The College become known as Collegium Melitense. The Jesuits initiated courses in the field of higher educational studies. On 12 September 1634, an explosion caused serious damage to both church and college. The church had to be re-built. Thus the present church was built according to the plan and design of the Order's resident military architect and engineer Francesco Buonamici from Lucca; it was the first work on the island of Malta to be designed by an architect of international repute. The façade bears features of the Baroque style, while the interior is influenced by Doric architecture. Its plan followed the Gesù in Rome, with four-bay nave and seven side chaples; the eighth, Onorati Congregation Chapel, opening from the nave leading to a door onto Archbishop Street. The Jesuits lectured until their expulsion from Malta by Grandmaster Manuel Pinto da Fonseca in 1768. The Collegium Melitense then become the University of Malta (the old one that was in Valletta). The Oratory - MUSIC and ART The Oratory Concert Series will do more than just provide an enjoyable music and art experience. Proceeds from the concerts will go towards the University of Malta Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) Since its setting up in April 2011, RIDT has been instrumental in getting a steady flow of donations, both in cash and in kind that are vital for the sustainability and for the growth of research activity within various disciplines. From cancer research to studies in digital marketing, and from engineering to research in diabetes. Your contribution helps the University of Malta to continue its work. No amount is too great or too small, every little bit counts. There are many ways in which you too can support the research activity within the University of Malta. You can make a donation through the RIDT website (www.ridt.eu), or else you can get in touch with the Trust directly by sending an email on [email protected].

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Hope to see you to tomorrow's CHRISTMAS CONCERT at The Oratory of the Jesuit Church in Valletta at 4.30pm by the St James Consort.

Tomorrow's baroque concert will see some seasonal music from baroque composers, all contemporaries of Antonio Vivaldi who were inspired by the traditional pastoral music of the shepherds used during the celebrations of the Nativity in Northern Italy.

The programme features Concerto Noel Allemand by Corrette, Sinfonia a tre op 1, 12 per il Santissimo Natale by Valentini, Sinfonia Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale op 2 No 12 by Manfredini, and Sinfonia Patorale per il Santissimo Natale by Ferrandini.

No booking is required and entrance to The Oratory is from Archbishop Street. There is a suggested donation of €10.

Some photos from last Sunday's Jazz Moods performance at the Oratory. Hope to see you for the 4th in this series of Oratory concerts on Sunday the 28th. It's going to be another bonanza of baroque music in one of the most intimate baroque settings in Valletta!

[12/14/14]   Good morning to all. Looking forward to this afternoon's chill out concert Jazz Moods at 16.30 at the Oratory with Tony Sammut on piano, Simon Sammut on bass and Joseph Bibi Camilleri on drums.

See you there :-)

Meet the three musicians who will be performing this Sunday at The Oratory.

Tony Sammut (piano)

Tony Sammut is well-known in Malta as a very versatile pianist. Following his classical piano studies, Tony took up night club engagements at the age of 18 and played in various clubs in Malta. During his career Tony was involved in cabaret work, choir rehearsing, student accompaniment, pop music, jazz and instrumental and vocal recitals. He performed in the UK, Germany and Holland. As a composer, Tony took part in various Song Festivals, and for some time was resident pianist of the Malta Song Festival Orchestra.

Simon Sammut (bass)

Simon started his initial studies at a young age and after studying piano for a number of years he started playing electric bass at the age of thirteen. He quickly moved from playing rock to blues, soul, funk and jazz. As a performer, he has played with leading musicians and covering a wide span of musical activities.

Joseph Camilleri (drums)

Joseph holds a BMus (Hons) Degree in music from The Institute, Contemporary Music College, London. Joseph hails from a musical family; his late grandfather Frank (Bibi) is well known in Malta as a jazz pianist while his father, Joe is the Principal Timpanist of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Joseph’s first instrument was the pianoforte after which he decided to study drums. Joseph had the opportunity to attend classes from several distinguished Jazz/Latin drummers including Ron Savage, Tony Arco, Bobby Sanabria, Rod Youngs, Asaf Sirkis and Ze Eduardo Nazario. Joseph is actively performing in gigs, musicals, concerts, recording sessions and giving workshops in Malta and abroad. He also performed in the Malta Jazz Festival 2014. Joseph is currently rummer/percussionist of Maltese Ethnic/Folk band, Trania and also the drummer with Latin Jazz band, KomoKuba.

Our performers for this week's Tea Time concert at the Oratory are Tony Sammut on piano, Simon Sammut on bass and JoThree established and dedicated musicians, Tony Sammut (Piano) along with young Joseph (Bibi) Camilleri (Drums), who join their musical forces to get into the mood for an hour of Jazz. They will be presenting a selection of jazz numbers associated with some of the great Jazz legends who were the stalwarts behind the further development of Jazz as we know it today. The Trio will cover works by Thelonius Monk, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and others.

This SUnday 14th December @ 16:30 hrs

The next two concerts at The Oratory! Jazz on the 14th, Christmas tunes on the 28th! Be part of this new adventure and support a great cause...

Another well received and well attended Tea-tIme concert at the Oratory of the Jesuit's Church yesterday afternoon featuring the Lumia Flute Quartet. With Fiorella Camilleri flute, Reggie CLews violin, Sarah Spiteri viola and Yaroslav Miklukho cello.

Join the Lumia Quartet this Sunday at 16:30 hrs featuring Fiorella Camilleri flute, Reggie Clews violin, Sarah Spiteri viola and Yaroslav Miklukho on cello.

The programme encompases two major compositions written for this formation, Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D major and Flute Quartet No1 in C Major Op.145 by Ferdinand Ries. Complementing these two flute quartets is Hansen’s Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello.

All proceeds go towards the Research, Innovation and Development Trust of the University of Malta.

Excellent review in today's Times penned by Albert Storace. Seems the Oratory project kicked off on a good note...

Lumia Flute quartet are up next in the forthcoming concert at the Oratory on Sunday 30th November at 16:30 hrs. The quartet is made up of Fiorella Camilleri flute, Reggie Clews violin, Sarah Spiteri viola and Yaroslav Miklukho on cello.

The flute quartet formation is closely related to the string quartet, but with a flute in place of the first violin, and reached its pinnacle as an ensemble formation around the middle of the second half of the 18th century.

The programme features two major compositions written for this formation, Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D major and Flute Quartet No1 in C Major Op.145 by Ferdinand Ries. Complementing these two flute quartets is Hansen’s Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello.

We are happy to say that the first concert was a nice success and a promising start to this new project! We thank you all for your support and hope to see you on November the 30th!

The Oratory, cleared, cleaned and ready to host the very first concert on Sunday 16th at 16.30hrs. Hope to see you all there!

Care to spend this Sunday afternoon with a difference?

Join the MPO String Quartet at The Oratory at the Jesuits' Church at 16:30 hrs for a chamber music concert featuring Beethoven's String Quartet no 4 op 18 and Christopher Muscat's Clepsydra. The MPO String Quartet is made up of Marcelline Agius and Klara Nazaj violins, Nadia Debono viola and Akos Kertesz on cello.

All proceeds go towards the Research, Development and Innovation Trust of the University of Malta ............ so come along, enjoy the fantastic music and contribute towards a very worthy cause ........ what more can one ask for on a Sunday afternoon ?

Meet the MPO String Quartet who will be performing in the opening concert of the Series on Sunday 16th November @ 16:30 hrs

The String Quartet of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is made up of musicians who hail from different countries but who have been working together for a number of years.

Marcelline Agius is the leader of the Malta Philharmonic, a position she has held for the past 21 years. In this capacity she has had the privilege to perform with various conductors of international repute and has also led the MPO in performances abroad in Brussels, Palermo, Rome, Brno, Pesaro and Zaragoza.

Albanian – Italian violinist Klara Nazaj is a former member of the Orquesta de Extremadura (Spain), Orquesta do Algarve, Orquesta de Gran Canaria, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma. She has played with conductors D. Gatti, R. Abbado, G. Ferro, J. Tate, E. Morricone, N. Piovani, K. Penderecki, performing in Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, and the USA. An avid chamber music player Klara founded the Kalypso Ensemble.

Nadia DeBono holds the post of Principal Viola with the MPO, following 12 years as the orchestra’s sub-leader. She is an active soloist, performing a range of works from the Baroque to the Contemporary repertoire. Nadia is also a founding member of the New Century Baroque (NCB) orchestra, an acclaimed international period instrument baroque orchestra.

Hungarian cellist Ákos Kertész joined the MPO in 2012, having previously played with the Hungarian State Opera, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, Japan, Limburgs Symfonie Orkest and Het Residentie Orkest. Ákos has toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Japan. He dedicates much of his time to chamber music and he is also a member of the Kalypso Ensemble.

We kick off on Sunday 16th November with the MPO String Quartet playing Beethoven's no 4 Op 18 and Chris Muscat's Clepsydra.

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Join us at The Oratory starting 16th November – you will also be supporting vital research. The Oratory Concert Series will do more than just provide an enjoyable music and art experience. Proceeds from the concerts will go towards the University of Malta Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT)

Since its setting up in April 2011, RIDT has been instrumental in getting a steady flow of donations, both in cash and in kind that are vital for the sustainability and for the growth of research activity within various disciplines. From cancer research to studies in digital marketing, and from engineering to research in diabetes.

Your contribution helps the University of Malta to continue its work. No amount is too great or too small, every little bit counts.

There are many ways in which you too can support the research activity within the University of Malta. You can make a donation through the RIDT website (www.ridt.eu), or else you can get in touch with the Trust directly by sending an email on [email protected].

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[10/22/14]   Save the date.

Exciting events coming up at the Oratory starting Sunday 16th November. A new series of tea time concerts starting soon.

Stay tuned for more details coming up soon

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Combattimento Consort Amsterdam at the Jesuits Church

A concert of Bach Cantatas by Combattimento Consort Amsterdam at the Jesuits Church as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival 2013.

A concert of Bach Cantatas by Combattimento Consort Amsterdam at the Jesuits Church as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival 2013.

New Century Baroque at the Jesuits Church

A concert by New Century Baroque at the Jesuits Church as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival 2013.

A concert by New Century Baroque at the Jesuits Church as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival 2013.

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam performing inside the Jesuits Church. Another unforgettable concert!

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Oratories and a cantata - timesofmalta.com

Maybe a ball will start rolling....

timesofmalta.com I have always loved the Jesuits church in Mer­chants Street, Valletta, possibly because it is so radically different from other churches. Its unadorned almost mannerist architectural austerity is high­lighted by the most wonderfully baroque features of any such building in Malta.

Another photo showing New Century Baroque in action at the Jesuits Church.

New Century Baroque's concert on Friday 18th January 2013 inside the Jesuits Church.

Valletta International Baroque Festival

The Jesuits Church will be hosting two concerts as part of next January's Valletta International Baroque Festival 2013.
New Century Baroque will be performing on Friday 18th January whilst Combattimento Consort Amsterdam will be performing on Thursday 24th January 2013.

Valletta, Malta’s Baroque Capital City and a Unesco World Heritage Site hosts a unique festival in its historic churches and palaces. To book: http://www.vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt/

An unusual close-up shot of the Jesuits Church dome....

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Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in do magg. Ugo Orlandi, mandolino

How lovely listening to some uplifting music referberating inside a church.....

Orchestra A. Vivaldi di valle Camonica dirige Silvio Maggioni Edizioni Musicali "Eufonia" Musica per Banda, Didattica e da Camera e-mail: [email protected]...

[04/15/12]   It's been a very hazy afternoon today. Tomorrow the wind should be blowing from the North West bringing some showers over the next two days.

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Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.4 in D Major

youtube.com Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), one of the most influential musicians and composers of the Baroque era. His published achieved so much popularity that was unm...

The Jesuit Church in Valletta

Some photos of the exterior and the interior of this magnificent church in the heart of Valletta

Some photos of the exterior and the interior of this magnificent church in the heart of Valletta

The Oratory of The Assumption

The Oratory of The Assumption

A side view of the Oratory of the Assumption.

A frontal view of the Oratory of the Assumption

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The Jesuit Church in Valletta

Some photos of the exterior and the interior of this magnificent church in the heart of Valletta

Some photos of the exterior and the interior of this magnificent church in the heart of Valletta

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