TVM2 to Broadcast Baroque Festival 2013 Concert
TVM2 is to broadcast the concert in St. John’s Co-Cathedral given by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Schola Cantorium of Oxford as part of the first Valletta International Baroque Festival 2013 on Sunday 25th August 2013 at 8.30pm.
The filming of the concert was funded by the Government of Malta, Teatru Manoel and St. John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation. The whole Baroque Festival was also supported by the Malta Tourism Authority, Tipico, Phoenicia Hotel, Island Caterers, AirMalta and Alberta.
St. John’s Co-Cathedral was filled to the rafters and the concert, which was conducted by James Burton, featured Bach’s Suite No 3 in D Major, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Bach’s Magnificat. A surprise encore which was a gift from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to the Festival was ‘Cum Sancto Spiritu’ from the ‘Messa a due Cori’ in D major (1743) by Maltese composer Benigno Zerafa. The music was edited for performance by Frederick Aquilina.