Malta International Choir Festival 2015

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29/10/2015 – 01/11/2015     Malta and Gozo, mainly Valletta

The Malta Tourism Authority and the Ministery for Tourism are pleased to organise this years Malta International Choir Festival, which takes place from October 29th until November 1st, in various theaters or churches and other public places in Malta and Gozo. It regularly attracts participants from all over the world. There are both competitive as well as non-competitive musical activities to meet every choir’s preferences. There will also be a Grand Concert featuring the internationally-acclaimed National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain.

The programme for this year’s edition can found below.

MALTA INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL

October 29 – November 1 2015

Programme

THURSDAY October 29

18.30 hrs Choristers’ Street Parade
Venue: Republic Street, Valletta et al
Choristers start walk from De Vallette Square into Republic Street to reach St John’s Co-Cathedral. The parade will be accompanied by a local traditional village band to create a lively festa atmosphere along the way.

19.30 hrs Opening Ceremony – SINGING & PRAYING FOR PEACE
Venue: St John’s Co-Cathedral
Leaders of different religious denominations unite with the harmonious singing of the international guest choirs to pray together for peace.


FRIDAY October 30

12.30 – 14.00 hrs Singing in the City
Venues: a) Grand Master’s Palace, b) Upper Barrakka Garden & c) De Vallette Square, Valletta.
Various guest choirs that will be participating in the festival will each give a 25 minute performance in one of the venues above. Exact schedule of singing choirs will be made available closer to the date.

17.00 – 20.30 hrs Secular Music Competition
Venue: Catholic Institute, Floriana


SATURDAY October 31

09.30 – 12.00 hrs SACRED MUSIC COMPETITION
Venue: St Publius Church, Foriana
Choirs will be competing for the festival trophies by performing a 15 minute programme of sacred music.

12.30 – 14.00 hrs Singing in the City
Venues: a) Grand Master’s Palace, b) Upper Barrakka Garden & c) De Vallette Square, Valletta.
Various guest choirs that will be participating in the festival will each give a 25 minute performance in one of the venues above. Exact schedule of singing choirs will be made available closer to the date.

19.30 hrs CHOIR FESTIVAL GRAND CONCERT
Venue: Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta, Msida.
The National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain will be performing in an uninterrupted one hour programme.
(Details of programme will be be made known at a later date.)


SUNDAY November 1

Morning:  Different choirs will sing during Sunday Mass in numerous churches of various localities in Malta.

17.00 – 19.00 hrs Final Night – Grand Prix of Malta Competition, Prize-giving and closing ceremony.
Venue: Catholic Institute, Floriana.
The winning choirs from each category will compete against each other for the Gran Prix of Malta in the Sacred, Secular and Children & Youths sections.

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