Sherborne Girls Choir on tour of Malta & Gozo for 3 days
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The JP2 Foundation, in collaboration with Alpine Travel have announced that the Sherborne Girls Choir from the United Kingdom will be touring Malta and Gozo between tomorrow, Tuesday the 10th and Thursday the 12th of July.
Sherborne Girls enjoys a long tradition of choral and instrumental music-making. The Madrigal Society, the school’s premier choir, was founded some forty years ago by Augusta Miller, former Director of Music.
Currently numbering fifteen singers, the Madrigal Society has undertaken several overseas tours and gives regular concerts in support of a wide range of charities. Since its inception in 2000, they have featured regularly in the Sherborne Abbey Festival, performed twice for HRH The Prince of Wales and entertained the Lord Mayor of London at a Livery Company dinner.
The Madrigal Society occasionally collaborates with other adult choirs: they have given two concerts with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir and in 2011 sang the semi-chorus in Holst’s The Hymn of Jesus with Sherborne Festival Chorus. Recent engagements in London include a performance of Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols at St Peter’s, Eaton Square, and a concert in aid of The Heritage of London Trust at St Gabriel’s Pimlico.
Meanwhile, the Choir will be performing in three different localities in Malta and Gozo. Tomorrow, Tuesday the 10th of July, the Choir are to perform at the Parish Church of Mosta, where it will animate the 6.00pm Mass, followed by a thirty-minute concert. On Wednesday, the Choir will be performing another concert, this time at the Church of Our Lady of the Grotto in Rabat, Malta at 6.00pm. Finally, on Thursday the 12th of July, the Choir will be coming to Gozo to animate the 12.00pm (noon) Mass at the Basilica of St. George in Victoria. The latter event will also feature a thirty-minute concert afterwards.
The choir will be under the direction of Mro. John Jenkins.