Gaulitanus Choir concert for Malta International Organ Festival

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Gaulitanus Choir concert for Malta International Organ Festival

Gaulitanus Choir at Xewkija Rotunda

A concert by the Gaulitanus Choir was held at the Xewkija Rotunda at the weekend, as part of the Gozo programme for the 4th edition of the Malta International Organ Festival.

The well attended concert opened the 2017-18 season for the Choir and was divided into 3 sections. The first devoted to classical excerpts included works by Vivaldi, Arcadelt, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.

The second section presented a variety of sacred works by the Gaulitanus Choir’s founder-director Colin Attard, who also conducted the concert.

The last section was made up of some sacred excerpts in English ranging from Mendelssohn to Monk, Manney, Rutter and Gordon Young. Each section was fittingly introduced by organ improvisations on the church’s recently installed organ by the choir’s resident accompanist Stephen Attard.

Various choir members – namely Annabelle Zammit, Patricia Buttigieg, Stephanie Portelli, Anna Bonello, Marthese Borg, Joseph Calleja, Robert Xerri and Jean Noel Attard – shared some solo lines as well.

The Gaulitanus Choir now moves on to Italy for a concert-tour in Lombardy, before embarking on a busy Christmas schedule.

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