The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Malta Study Center are pleased to support the Rose Ensemble with its winter performance, "A Christmas in Baroque Malta." Guest artists Charles Weaver (theorbo) and Paula Fagerberg (Baroque harp) join the group for a rare program of 17th-century works from Maltese archival sources. The Ensemble will also present a world premiere performance of a work in the Maltese language composed by Minnesota composer Timothy Takach, "Il-presepju tal-Milied" (“The Christmas Cradle”) by composer Takach,who describes the work. “The piece is sung in Maltese, and each small stanza describes a detail of the nativity,” he says. “Like many Christmas texts, this one talks about the wonder that was present among those nearby - not believing the lowly birth for the Son of God,” he says. “The music reflects that mystery and wonder, in a chromatic, but singable, folk melody.”
Performance dates for the series is as follows.
DEC 17 Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth, 7:30 pm
DEC 18 Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, 8 pm
DEC 19 Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, 8 pm
DEC 20 Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Louis Park, 3 pm
For information about the program or to purchase tickets, please click here.
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota, preserves handwritten manuscripts around the world and makes the digital images freely available in an effort to understand and protect the history of humanity.