First Gozo International Choir Festival opens on Friday
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The first edition of the Gozo International Choir Festival gets underway this Friday. For the first time ever in Gozo, fourteen choirs hailing from Gozo, Italy, the UK, Estonia and Hungary will convene and perform in three prominent village parish churches – St Peter and St Paul’s Basilica in Nadur, the Nativity of Our Lady’s Basilica in Xaghra, and St John’s imposing Rotunda in Xewkija.
Choral activity in Gozo has characterised the small townscapes, especially during the festive periods, as much as the urban architecture itself. Just as every town and village prided its own basilica or rotunda, with iconic domes and steeples, every community manned and sustained some kind of children or seniors choir.
With all this in mind, Euro Art Productions (Italy) and Leon Promotions (Malta) have teamed up to create the first Gozo International Choir Festival. Both companies have a vast experience in organising such international events both locally and even in various other European countries.
The Festival will open this coming Friday, the 9th of December at two different venues, the St. Peter and St. Paul Basilica at Nadur and the Nativity of our Lady Basilica at Xaghra. Both concerts will start at 6.00pm and each will feature 6 different choirs performing the best songs from their repertoire as well as some Christmas carols fit for the season.
The final night of the Gozo International Choir Festival 2016 will be held on Saturday, the 10th of December at the St. John the Baptist Rotunda, Xewkija at 6.30pm and will feature performances by 8 different choirs, followed by presentations of participation certificates by the Minister for Gozo, Dr. Anton Refalo.
The Choirs participating are the following:
Aurora Youth Choir – Gozo
Regina Angelorium Choir – Gozo
Soldanella di Brentonico Choir – Italy
Gaulitanus Choir – Gozo
Rello Choir – Estonia
Laudate Pueri Choir – Gozo
La Presolana Choir – Italy
Voci Angeliche Choir – Gozo
Family Singers Vocal Ensemble Choir – Hungary
Piccole Stelle Choir – Gozo
Laudamuus Choir – Italy
Magnificat Choir – Gozo
Crammer Company of Singers Choir – UK
Chorus Urbanus – Gozo
The entrance for all mentioned concerts is free of charge. For more information, please contact Leon Promotions on 79408607 or else send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org