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.
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.
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.
The Carmelite Priory Museum
With this last post for 2010, I would like to wish all my readers a very happy new year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!! :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Loree, the ceiling is stunning and it is wonderful that it will be restored and maintained... what a treasure!ReplyDelete
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,
What an incredibly beautiful place to enjoy the holidays!ReplyDelete
A VERY Joyful New Year to you Loree!
A magnificent place for a Christmas concert! Your images are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Wishing you many blessings in this new year!
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.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year! Thanks for these beautiful photos. Must try to get there when we come back to Malta again.ReplyDelete
A lot of art work in this church ! (as usual, lol)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Blessings of the new year!
And thankyou for your kind words! hugs!
Your blog is beautiful full of great pictures of gorgeous MALTAReplyDelete
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
Me again! Is it almost time for the Prinjolata? I'm ready to bake!ReplyDelete
Please stop by my blogs as I have something for you in my post from Thursday.ReplyDelete
Beautiful images! lovely church!ReplyDelete