Gaulitanus Choir off on concert tour of Assisi and Rome next month
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Next month, Gozo´s Gaulitanus Choir will leave on its 17th foreign venture abroad. this time to Italy for a concert-tour of Assisi and Rome.
The tour comes at the invitation of Rome’s Festival di Pasqua and the Cappella Musicale of Assisi’s Basilica Papale di San Francesco.
The choir begins its tour on the 7th of June, and will open its artistic events with the animation of a mass at the majestic Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi, before moving on to Rome to participate in the 22nd edition of the Festival di Pasqua.
The Gaulitanus Choir will be giving the festival’s concluding concert, truly the Concerto di Pentecoste, on Pentecost Sunday at the splendid Basilica dei Santi XII Apostoli in the very heart of Rome. The choir will also be animating the mass at the basilica before the concert.
This will be the choir’s second appearance in Rome’s Festival di Pasqua, following its successful participation in 2017.
This Rome venture ensues from the choir’s collaboration with the founder and artistic director of the Roman festival, Enrico Castiglione, for its operatic production during Gaulitana: A Festival of Music.
The choir said that its repertoire during the tour will include a mixture of classical international sacred excerpts and compositions by its founder-director Colin Attard, who will also be directing the choir during this foray abroad.
This Assisi-Rome concert-tour is also endorsed by Arts Council Malta as part of a broader programme of international events involving the Gaulitanus Choir.