Gaulitanus Choir is heading off for Corsica Festival next month
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Gozo´s Gaulitanus Choir will be representing Malta in the 20th edition of the Rencontres Musicales de Mediterranee in Corsica, which is being held in early November.
The invitation was made to the choir by the Jeunesses Musicales de Mediterranee of Bastia, organisers of this annual festival featuring artistic groups from various Mediterranean countries.
During what will be an intensive week of cultural events, groups from Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Monaco, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Malta and Corsica itself, will provide musical entertainment in the serenity of several Corsican localities creating an exciting kaleidoscope of different cultures.
The Gozitan choir´s artistic commitments will include a concert at the Municipal Hall in Cervione – where the choir will be flanked by the Corsican ensemble A Riuccata – as well as a presentation at a school in Cervione, which will take place as part of the festival´s educational programme.
During both events the choir said that it will present Maltese music. It will also take part in the festival´s concluding Gala Concert at Bastia´s Theatre Municipal, along with all the other participating groups.
The Gaulitanus Choir explained that apart from a slot during which it will interpret some Maltese excerpts, the choir will feature in the grand finale of the festival. Another feature will be Corsican song composed by Georges De Zerbi, that will be interpreted by a Corsican soloist and the choir accompanied by the festival´s orchestra.
The Gaulitanus Choir said that it will be reappearing at the Rencontres following 3 previous highly successful appearances in 2001, 2002 and 2007.
The choir´s soloists also participated in 2015, while its musical director, Colin Attard, who will also be leading the Gozitan choir this time round, featured in various other editions.
This will be the Gaulitanus Choir´s 15th foray abroad and the 2nd this year, following its very successful London concert-tour this September.
Photo: Gaultianus Choir at Westminster Cathedral in September