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On 5th August, the Goldberg Ensemble, comprising a Choir, String Quartet, a Clarinettist and Pianist will present a programme of Wartime Songs hailing from various countries. All under the baton of Mro Michael Laus who will also accompany the singers on the piano. These include Lili Marleen, La vie en Rose; Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade and Vera Lynn’s immortal We’ll Meet Again, among  others.

A simple but effective form of theatrecraft, such as the use of follow-spots, authentic footage and sound effects would be used to create an appropriate atmospheric ambiance thus enabling the audience to emotionally respond to the music.

Performed by the Goldberg Ensemble
Michael Laus, director & piano
This concert, performed by some of Malta’s top classical instrumentalists and singers, consists of a number of songs and instrumental pieces which were popular in Europe and the United States during World War 2. The arrangements for choir, string quintet, clarinet and piano, have been prepared especially for this evening by Michael Laus. The programme features the following numbers:
Norbert Schulze: Lili Marleen
Henri Betti: C’est si bon
Édith Piaf: La vie en rose (Alexandra Camilleri Gambin, soprano)
Joseph Kosma : Autumn Leaves
Glenn Miller: In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade
Anon: Foxtrot tal-ghasafar
Cesare Andrea Bixio: Mamma (James Agius, baritone)
Don Price & Hughie Prince: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Alexandra Gambin, Maryse Briffa, Maria Azzopardi)
Duke Ellington: Take the ‘A’ Train
Ross Parker & Hughie Charles: We’ll Meet Again (Maryse Briffa, soprano)
Anon: Bella ciao