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This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Heavenly Voices At The Carmelite Priory

The Carmelite Priory in Mdina was the venue for a Christmas Concert by the Jubilate Choir. The melodic voices soared beautifully in the ornately decorated refectory in which the friars used to eat their meals.  This amazing room is a fine example of a total work of art where the architecture, paintings and sculpture come together to form a unique Baroque gem.

Christmas Concert in Mdina (1)

Christmas Concert in Mdina (2)

Christmas Concert in Mdina (4)

Christmas Concert in Mdina (5)

It was a perfect and intimate setting in which to enjoy wonderful renditions of traditional favourites such as Silent Night and O Come All Ye Faithful together with a medley of Italian and Maltese carols.

Christmas Concert in Mdina (11)          Christmas Concert in Mdina (12)

Concerts at the Refectory are held on a regular basis with proceeds and donations going towards restoration of the paintings on the breath-taking ceiling of this room. The Carmelite Priory Museum is open daily to visitors between 10.00 and 17.00 hours.

Christmas Concert in Mdina (3)

Christmas Concert in Mdina (9)

The Carmelite Priory Museum

Villegaignon Street

Mdina.

 

With this last post for 2010, I would like to wish all my readers a very happy new year.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, what a treat that must have been to listen to the choir at the Carmelite Priory. The paintings and decorations on the ceilings and walls are gorgeous, really awesome!

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  2. Loree, the ceiling is stunning and it is wonderful that it will be restored and maintained... what a treasure!

    So glad that I found you this year as you teach us so much about Malta, its beauty and its history.

    Happy New Year, my friend,
    Genie

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  3. What an incredibly beautiful place to enjoy the holidays!
    Wonderful photos!

    A VERY Joyful New Year to you Loree!

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  4. A magnificent place for a Christmas concert! Your images are beautiful.

    Wishing you many blessings in this new year!

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  5. What a wonderful historical ambiente to enjoy a concert! A pleasure for eyes and ears. I wish you a happy new year full of love and inspiration. Hugs from Luzia.

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  6. Happy New Year! Thanks for these beautiful photos. Must try to get there when we come back to Malta again.

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  7. A lot of art work in this church ! (as usual, lol)

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  8. Wow! Super wow..this is stunning post of intense beauty Loree...what a magnificent spotlight on this special place..thanks for sharing such a magical and beautiful setting!
    Blessings of the new year!
    Kiki
    And thankyou for your kind words! hugs!

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  9. Your blog is beautiful full of great pictures of gorgeous MALTA

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  10. Hi Loree
    I love all these shots of Malta.. Sadly I missed visiting on my 2 trips to Europe.. and it's such a long way from Australia.. I suspect I won't get there anytime soon.. so.. I will just have to enjoy all these fab shots you are sharing with us.. beautiful!

    Thanks for popping by my way... and Happy New Year to you also.. ciao xxx Julie

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  11. Me again! Is it almost time for the Prinjolata? I'm ready to bake!

    Bisous,
    Genie

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  12. Please stop by my blogs as I have something for you in my post from Thursday.
    xoxo, B

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  13. Beautiful images! lovely church!

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