Christmastime Concert: Sing Noël with Schola Cantorum Jubilate

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Christmastime Concert: Sing Noël with Schola Cantorum JubilateA Christmas Concert is held every year at the Basilica of Xaghra, organised by the Xaghra Local Council in Gozo.

As well as it being a special concert for the locals and visitors during this festive period, the Local Council also aims to collect funds in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund.

This year’s concert – Sing Noël – was entrusted to the prominent Schola Cantorum Jubilate, whose members hail mostly from this locality.

The choir was first established in 2000 and has since its inception been directed by Marouska Attard, the only Maltese graduate in choral direction.

For this Christmas Concert, Schola Cantorum Jubilate will be joined by the newly established SCJ Children’s Choir and the Cordia String Quartet.

The SCJ Children’s Choir was established last July with the aim of instilling a special love for choral music in the younger generation. The concert will be their official debut in the local choral scene.

The Cordia String Quartet is well established in the local scene. They have been invited to perform in numerous prestigious concerts both locally and abroad. They are also engaged regularly to perform at State dinners and receptions.

The repertoire for the evening will include popular carols, mainly by renowned composers such as Adams, Gruber, Willcocks, Yon and Maltese ghanjiet by Scolaro, Galea and Pace.

The concert will include also Torelli’s Concerto Grosso Op.8 No. 6 in G minor by the Cordia and the interpretation of Muscio’s Variation on Gabriel’s Message by organist Joseph Camilleri. The solo pieces are entrusted to soprano Marouska Attard and Bass Albert Buttigieg.

Sing Noël will be held at the Basilica on Xaghra on Thursday, the 28th of December at 7.00pm.

Entrance is free and everyone is invited. For further details contact the Local Council on 21563737 or SCJ Admin on 79055207.

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