Cappella Sanctae Catharinae
Cappella Sanctae Catharinae was formed in 2009 as an all male chamber choir specialising in Renaissance and Early Baroque polyphony, especially the works of Giovanni Luigi de Palestrina (1526-1594 - Palestrina), Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548 – 20 August 1611), Francesco Foggia (17 November 1603 – 8 January 1688) and other Italian composers.
The choir started off as a performance project tied to the concert series held regularly at the Church of St Catherine of Italy in Valletta. Following positive critical acclaim, the original members decided to make the choir a permanent group. Over the past few years, the choir has established itself on the Maltese cultural scene with a number of concerts to its credit.
Cappella Sanctae Catharinae tend to utilise the multitude of churches around Malta as venues for their concerts, because in so doing, the audience is regaled with a sense of the effect of the music’s original setting.
In December 2012, the choir took part in a concert of Early Music with internationally renowned soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, as well as in the first edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival held in January 2013.
Cantus: Fabio Billi, Michael Zammit Maempel, Franco Vella
Tenor: Karl Cassar, Quentin Lawson, Adrian Sammut
Baritone: Roderick Mallia, Daniel Micallef Grimaud, Josef Tanti
Bass: Albert Buttigieg, Anthony Caruana, John Paul Cauchi
Director: Alex Vella Gregory
- Anthony Hart (16 Jan 2013). "Valletta International Baroque Festival: Italian sacred polyphony in 17th-century Malta". Bachtrack. http://www.bachtrack.com/review-valletta-2013-cappella-sanctae-catherinae.