Annual Holy Week exhibition in St Philip Band Club
On Wednesday 9th April 2014, the Mayor of Zebbug, Mr Alfred Grixti inaugurated the annual Holy Week exhibition in St Philip Band Club, at 12 St Philip Square Żebbuġ.
The St Philip Youth Band executed some musical pieces during the special programme that preceeded the official opening of the exhibition, while researcher Dr Joseph Grima gave a short talk about the origins of the Good Friday Procession in Malta.
The band under the direction of Mro Michael Ciantar played these pieces: “Tranquil Sky” by Larry Neeck, “Cinema Paradiso” by Ennio Morricone, “Agnus Dei” by Georges Bizet, the famous Marcia Funebre “Remembrance” by Garafalo and “Hallelujah” by George Frederick Handel.
Seven Holy Week Exhibitions at St. Philip Band Club
The exhibition is a walk-through series of emotive and devotional exhibitions artistically presented with life-size statues, audio-visual effects and informative commentaries (in English and Maltese) that turn the visit into an educational/cultural/religious experience.
These exhibitions are set up under the professional guidance of Chev. Alfred Camilleri Cauchi who is also the sculptor of the thirty life-size figures appearing in three of the six sections of the exhibition, which are organised into two main sections.
The exhbition is set up into seven separate sections comprising:
1. The Last Supper, complete with fresh food prepared according to the Jewish customs, set in an underground cellar;
2. The Crucifixion, a spectacular scene, unique in Malta.
3. The Burial of Christ in a tomb set in an authentic underground world war shelter;
4. A set of original Via Crucis scenes, high-reliefs, made by artist Antonio Mifsud and set in the underground corridor leading to the tomb of Jesus.
5. The Resurrection of Christ, an audio-visual representation.
6. The Good Friday Procession of 1928, a short film-feature shown on a big screen.
7. A set of small statuette-compositions depicting the passion of Christ, hand-made by artist Antoine Magri, accompanied by miniature biblical ornaments and church decorations prepared by Jonathan Agius.
These exhibits can be viewed at 12, St. Philip Square, Zebbug, Malta, from Thursday 10th April till Good Friday 18th April, between 10.00 and 12.00 and again from 18.00 till 22.00 (till 23:00 on Maundy Thursday).