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Messa a Due Cori – Benigno Zerafa

January 23, 2018 @ 19:30 - 20:30


The Valletta International Baroque Festival 2018 presents Messa a Due Cori by Maltese Composer Benigno Zerafa, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Cathedral Archives at Mdina.  Jean-Marc Labylle will be directing Collegium Orpheus on January 23rd at the Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral, where Zerafa served as Maestro di Cappella between 1744 and 1786.


Benigno Zerafa (1726-1804):

Dixit Dominus a due cori (Z95) (1756, in G major).
I Dixit Dominus
II Virgam virtutis
III Tecum principium
IV Dominus a dextris tuis
V Judicabit in nationibus
VI De torrente in via bibet
VII Gloria Patri-Sicut erat-Amen

Messa a due cori (Z96) (1756, in G major)
I Kyrie eleison
II Gloria in excelsis
III Laudamus te
IV Gratias agimus tibi
V Domine Deus Rex cælestis
VI Qui tollis
VII Quoniam tu solus sanctus
VIII Cum Sancto Spiritu-Amen

Works edited by Christine Gauci (Dixit Dominus) and Frederick Aquilina (Mass).

Jean-Marc Labylle (director)
Collegium Orpheus


Stiletto/Narrow heels are strictly prohibited in the Mdina Cathedral.

Premium seats: € 60

A limited number of the best seats for each event are being offered at a premium price. These can be booked directly online.

Discounted seats: € 30

Discounted seats are offered for senior citizens and students. These can be booked directly online and a relevant card is to be shown at the door with the tickets.

Agents and Tour Operators

Approved agents get a commission rate of 5% on group bookings of less than 30 people and 10% for groups of 30 or more for any of the performances.

Reserved seats for group bookings made through Tour Operators can only be made by the Tour Operator directly with the Teatru Manoel Booking Office.

These are also subject to availability. All group bookings to be confirmed and paid in full by Friday 31st October 2017.

No commission will be given on senior citizen and student card bookings, even if booked in bulk.


January 23, 2018
19:30 - 20:30
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Teatru Manoel
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