26th March 2023 @ 16:00 - 18:00
One event on 26th March 2023 at 16:00
Under the distinguish patronage of His Excellency George Vella, the President of Malta,
the Medina Foundation for Music will be presenting the Musical-Drama, ‘Għalik’, with
score and libretto by Mro Mark Agius, portraying the last days of Christ, from his
triumphant entry into Jerusalem, to his passion and crucifixion and his glorious
ascension into heaven.
Inspired by the Passion play which is held in Oberammergau, Germany, this is the first
time that such a production will be produced in Malta and will feature a full, live
symphonic orchestra, singers, choristers, actors, and dancers.
‘Għalik’ is a revolutionary experience which will present the passion and resurrection of
Christ in an innovative and unique way. Two performance events will be held at the
Mediterranean Conference Centre on the 25th and 26th March 2023, respectively.
The production, with a cast of over 200 performers is being held in collaboration with
Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Special Olympics Malta and also features established local artists,
singers and dancers of the St Paul Metropolitan Orchestra, the St Monica Vocal
Ensemble, the Anacrusis Concert Choir and the Paul Curmi Dance Studio, under the
musical direction of Mro Agius himself, the artistic direction of Sandy Spiteri Vella,
assisted by Louie Noir, and dance choreography of Eldridge Saliba Curmi, together with
the internationally renowned local costume designer Louie Noir, make-up artists and
stage scene producers.
An important and intrinsic element within the production is the inclusion of persons
with disability in acting roles. As an exercise in inclusion, the production seeks to raise
awareness of local talents whilst also showcasing the ability and skills of persons with
disability, giving them the opportunity to participate in a professionally produced
performance. Parts of the performance will also be interpreted in sign language by a
The performances will be suitable for the general public and will be enhanced by the
unique designed stage scenes, traditional costumes, props, stage make up, filming,
adequate sound and lighting.