Schola Cantorum Jubilate in Sing Noël at the Xaghra Basilica
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The Xaghra Basilica, every year hosts a Christmas Concert which is organised by the Xaghra Local Council in Gozo, aimed at collecting donations in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund
Sing Noël – is the title of this year’s concert, and will be performed by Gozo choir Schola Cantorum Jubilate, whose members hail mostly from this locality.
SCJ was first established in 2000 and has since its inception been directed by Marouska Attard, the only Maltese graduate in choral direction.
Schola Cantorum Jubilate will be joined by the newly established SCJ Children’s Choir, which was established in July this year, and the Cordia String Quartet.
This Christmastime concert will be the SCJ Children’s Choir official debut in the local choral scene.
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.
It 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 this Thursday, the 28th of December at 7.00pm.
Entrance is free and everyone is invited.