Messa da Requiem

The project
The Medina Foundation for Music is proud to present the latest work by Mro Mark Agius , the Messa da Reqiuem (2017) which will be premiered on the 16th March 2018, at St John’s Co Cathedral by the St Paul Chamber Ensemble, one of Malta’s finest orchestras.

The Messa Da Requiem is a work in eight movements, these being the Introit, Kyrie, Sequence (Dies Irae, which is itself divided into a further eight movements), Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Pie Jesu, Libera Me and In Paradisium, and is scored for orchestra, four soloists, and SATB choir and will feature soloists Karen Gatt Darmenia (Soprano), May Caruana (Controalto), Charles Vincenti (Tenor) and Ivan Vella (Baritone) together with the Rotondo choir of Poznan, Poland.

Background of the Production

Established in 2015, the Medina Foundation for Music is a registered, independent and non-profit organisation in Malta established with the aims of encouraging and facilitating professional musical development and cultural awareness and promoting Malta’s vision as a hub of cultural and educational activity for all regions of the world and in particular for the Euro-Mediterranean region. Above all it believes in cultivating a culture of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, excellence and flexibility sustained by the values of commitment, dedication and integrity. The Foundation’s Performance Programme is attained through the St Paul Chamber Ensemble.
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What’s so special about this production?

This cultural event is a unique opportunity for the audience to be part of a musical experience in one of the most prestigious historical sites in Malta, St John’s Co-Cathedral whilst supporting a philanthropic cause.

This production is suitable for the general public, particularly those who appreciate classical sacred music and the complexity of a live performance by a large chamber ensemble which will be accompanied by four soloists and a choir from Poznan, Poland, with the participation of Maltese guest singers.

This will also be the first time this work, which is the latest composition by Mro Mark Agius, will be performed.

What is the aim behind this project?

The aim behind the project is twofold. Primarily it is to promote Maltese talent whilst creating a cross-cultural experience through collaboration with one of Poznan’s finest choirs and offering this cultural experience to the general public. Secondly, the event is being held in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza which relies to a very large extent on the generosity of its benefactors and the public donations it receives to carry out its mission. Entrance tickets will be sold at the reasonable price of whereby all proceeds will be donated towards Id-Dar tal-Providenza.

Why are we crowdfunding?

The St Paul Chamber Ensemble strives to maintain its standards of musical excellence; however, undertaking such initiatives necessitates covering the necessary costs of venues for the performance and rehearsals, and the expense of a small financial remuneration for its performers. We believe that crowdfunding is an effective method through which individuals and groups who invest confident belief in the principles of the Medina Foundation as well as the ongoing works within and by the St. Paul’s Chamber Ensemble can be directly and personally involved in all of its educational, cultural and philanthropic platforms.

Your support in helping us to fund this philanthropic initiative through sponsorships and donations will be greatly appreciated. Kindly visit our crowdfunding website to view the promotional video, purchase your tickets or offer your donation.

Companies interested in offering their services in kind, such as printing and advertising are welcome to contact the foundation on

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