Feast of Saint John Paul II to be commemorated at Ta’ Pinu
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The Liturgical Feast of Saint John Paul II, is being commemorated by the JP2 Foundation on Saturday, the 21st of October, with a High Mass celebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech.
This will be followed by a concert of Sacred Music by St Teresa’s Effingham Choir from the UK . The choir will also be animating the 6.30pm Mass, which will be broadcast live on TVM2.
St Teresa’s Effingham, is situated in the Surrey Hills near Dorking in Surrey. There are at present 420 girls attending the school, both boarding and day pupils. The school has an impressive tradition of excellence in music, art, drama and sport. The choir holds 45 female voices.
The members of the choirs love singing and performing. They have been guest performers at the Mole Valley Youth Show Case at the Dorking Halls. Previous tours include Venice, performing in St Mark’s Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Verona, Florence, and last year the choir enjoyed visiting Sicily. The choir also appears regularly in the Godalming festival.
Timothy Caister is the Director of Music at St Teresa’s Effingham, and is also a professional musician. He is currently the sub-principal French horn player in the City of London Sinfonia.
The commemoration event will take place at Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu Basilica, Gharb, which was visited by Pope John Paul II on the 26th May 1990.
The general Public is invited to attend.