‘The Priests’ to perform two concerts in Malta for Christmas
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The three renowned tenors known as ‘The.Priests’ will give two concerts in Malta, on the 29th and 30th of November 2014, at the Catholic Institute in Floriana, organised by the Church in Malta.
Following on from the success of last year’s concert. the Catholic priests from Ireland, Fr Martin O’Hagan, Fr Eugene O’Hagan and Fr David Delargy, will this time perform in a Christmas concert with the participation of Maltese soprano Gillian Zammit and the children’s choir
The concert will be under the direction of Cathal Synnott, who is musical director of ‘The Priests,’ while The orchestra will be formed by nine Maltese musicians. The repertoire for this concert includes traditional Christmas music, and Maltese songs among others.
The Irish trio have been singing together since they boarded in the 1970s as students of St MacNissi’s College in Ireland. After signing a deal with SonyBMG in 2008, the priests recorded their debut album, with the unusual honour of having been allowed to record in St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican.
The album ‘The Priests,’ which follows the name of this trio, has been released worldwide in over 30 countries and to-date has sold more than 1 million copies in Ireland alone. They also recorded two other albums, ‘Harmony’ and ‘Noel,’ which have also been successful and claimed several awards.
‘The Priests’ have given concerts in other countries such as England, Italy and the Unites States. The group’s concert schedule does not follow the usual band format, as they willingly emphasis that their priestly ministry and pastoral work in their respective parishes will always remain a priority.
Their message through music and song is intended to go beyond religion and culture, and aims to deliver peace and hope to the world.
Tickets for the ‘The Priests Christmas Concert,’ can be purchased from the booking office of the Catholic Institute or from the website www.istitutkattoliku.com.
This concert is is being held in aid of the Sheperd’s Fund to assist in the needs of priests, including the sick and elderly.
This concert has been made possible thanks to the Grand Hotel Excelsior, APS Bank, Velprint Ltd, Digital Magic, Outlook Coop, Papillon Caterers and Nexo Lighting Technology.
A video of the Priests in Concert Malta 2013 is available to view here, by the Curia Communications Office.
Photograph: Photocity Valletta