Gozo Christian Music Festival this weekend at the Don Bosco Oratory
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‘The Gozo Christian Music Festival’ concludes this coming weekend, organised for the first time by the Don Bosco Oratory of Gozo, to mark the occasion of the bicentenary celebrations from the birth of St. John Bosco, patron saint of youths.
After its successful opening weekend of Christian Music, this second weekend of The Gozo Christian Music Festival, will first feature three Christian Bands in Concert on Friday, the 6th of March. Participant bands will be “Footprints” and “Eversity” from Malta and “Strait Ahead” from Gozo.
Then the Grand Final Concert of the Gozo Christian Music Festival will be left in the hands of the very popular “Animae Gospel Choir,” on Saturday, the 7th of March.
Although Sacred Music has long been associated with Church services and church choirs, Christian music is a relatively new field, although based and inspired by religious traditions and beliefs.
The popularity of Christian Music, especially in the United States and in Europe is on the rise. Christian music includes pop, country, rock, and other types of modern music that appeal to the general public but which comprises Christian or inspirational lyrics.
Various Christian Music Festivals are held in many countries. In Malta, interest in Christian music is growing steadily. We now have local bands, groups, choirs and singers who are specialising in this field.
And now also, thanks to the Don Bosco Oratory of Gozo in collaboration with the EU LEADER programme, we will be having our own national Christian Music Festival, complementing the niche of religious tourism in Gozo.
All Concerts will be held at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Victoria and start at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited. Entrance is free for all events.
The Gozo Christian Music Festival is being presented thanks to the EU Leader Programme and is in fact a project part-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013.