Cappella Sanctae Catharinae, Malta’s only male choir, was formed in 2009 as a chamber choir specialising in Renaissance polyphony. The choir started off as a performance project tied to the concert series held regularly at the Church of St Catherine of Italy in Valletta.
Following positive critical acclaim, the original members decided to make the choir a permanent group. Thye choir has already established itself in the Maltese cultural scene with a number of concerts to its credit.
The choir’s repertory concentrates mostly on Italian Renaissance and Early Baroque polyphony, especially the works of Palestrina, Victoria, and Viadana. The Cappella Sanctae Catharinae has performed in various venues across Malta including the Carmelite Church in Mdina, St Paul’s Anglican cathedral, and the parish church of St. Catherine in Zejtun.
In October 2010, the choir also collaborated with Gotterfunken, a German male choir based in Berlin.