Established in 2015 under the direction of HE Chev Mro Mark Agius, the St Paul Chamber Ensemble is fast becoming one of Malta’s foremost musical ensembles, bringing together some of the finest musicians and singers our island has to offer. Over the past years it has performed at a number of prestigious events such as the Solemn Investiture and Installation of HE Prince Sandor Hapsburg Lothringen as Prince Grandmaster of the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of St John, as well as the commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta in 1565.
The St Paul Chamber Ensemble has also performed a series of recitals in collaboration with the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem and various parishes and Local Councils with proceeds going in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza. Its repertoire features works by classical composers including Bach, Schubert, Mozart, Caccini, Pergolesi, Mascagni, Albinoni and Lorenc as well as contemporary works by Enio Morricone, Andrew Lloyd Weber, John Rutter, Amy Grant and Mark Lowry as well as Maltese composers such as Emanuel Galea and most recently, Joseph Sammut whose work, The Canticles of St Luke, which had been awarded the Juror’s Prize at the APS Bank Competition for Composers in 2010, was performed to high acclaim at St John’s Co-Cathedral on the 31st March 2017.
Whilst striving to present performances of the highest calibre the Ensemble aims to give upcoming musicians and singers the opportunity to work alongside their established and seasoned counterparts, providing them with a valuable experience in their journey of both musical and self-development, as well as promoting cultural awareness through music by bringing performances to the general public and making it more accessible to all. Its original complement of twenty-two musicians has now grown to forty musicians and ten singers though this number may vary according to the repertoire being presented.