9 different churches to host Gozo International Choir Festival

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9 different churches to host Gozo International Choir FestivalThis weekend, the second edition of the Gozo International Choir Festival, will be taking place at at 9 different baroque churches around Gozo.

It is well known that the culture of choir singing is still very strong on the island. Almost all churches in Gozo have their own choirs, plus there are also many independent choirs.

The organisers of the festival said that Gozitan Choirs also have a reputation for their professional manner, not only around our islands but also worldwide, with many having participated in various international festivals.

Following the successful first edition, Euro Art Productions (Italy) and Leon Promotions (Malta), have teamed up once again, to present the second edition of the Gozo International Choir Festival.

They said that they have both acquired vast experience in organising such international events locally and in other European countries.

The Festival is being organised in full collaboration with the Ministry of Gozo and the Christmas in Gozo Committee.

All choirs will perform the best songs from their repertoire, including those suited to the festive season.

The Festival is not competitive, but its main intention is to bring together various international choirs and let them share their experiences and knowledge in the choir singing sector.

The Festival gets underway on Friday, the 8th of December at two different venues, the Our Lady of Loreto Sanctuary at Ghajnsielem and the St.John the Baptist Rotunda at Xewkija. Both concerts will start at 7pm and both of them will feature performances by 4 different choirs.

The Festival continues on Saturday, the 9th at two other venues, St. Joseph Parish Church at Qala and St.George’s Basilica at Victoria. The Qala Concert will start at 7pm and will feature 4 choirs, while the St.George’s Basilica Concert will start at 8pm and will feature 3 different choirs.

On Sunday, the 10th, the foreign choirs will participate in Sunday Masses at 4 other venues:

10.00am – The Visitation of Our Lady Basilica – Gharb

10.30am – St. Peter and St. Paul Basilica – Nadur

11.00am – The Nativity of Our Lady Basilica – Xaghra

11.15am – Our Lady of Ta Pinu National Sanctuary

The final night of the Gozo International Choir Festival 2017 will be held on Sunday at the Gozo Cathedral at 7pm and will feature performances by 6 different choirs, followed by presentations of participation certificates by the Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana.

The Choirs participating are the following:

Aurora Youth Choir – Gozo

Cap Sur La Vie Choir – France

Regina Angelorium Choir – Gozo

Coro Dei Mater Alma – Italy

Laudate Pueri Choir – Gozo

Family Singers Vocal Ensemble Choir – Hungary

Voci Angeliche Choir – Gozo

Parque Pas Choir – France

Piccole Stelle Choir – Gozo

Coro Chianciano – Italy

Hebron Choir – Gozo

The entrance for all mentioned concerts is free of charge. For more information, please call Leon Promotions on 79408607 or e-mail to info@leonpromotions.net

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