John Galea conducts the MPO's Il-Kuncert tal-President

Inspired by the world-famous concerts organised by the Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein,the Malta Philharmonic under the direction of conductor Dr John Galea heralded the arrival of 2018 in style with another edition of the President’s New Year’s Concert on 7 January 2018. 

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12th Choral Tour - Torino 2017

Chorus Urbanus members have returned back from the choir's highly successful 12th Choral Tour to Torino with singing engagements at St John Bosco's Church of Maria Ausiliatrice in Valdocco, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud at the Duomo di Torino and the SS. Trinità Church in Nichelino. The choir was expressly invited to perform during the 10th anniversary mass of the late Don Joe Galea who served as parish priest of Nichelino for a long number of years ever since his ordination into priesthood. Don Joe was highly popular among the youth of Nichelino and was instrumental in marrying his pastoral ministry with sports, making Nichelino a very vibrant community. 

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Christmas Concert 2017

After its participation in the highly successful musical "Fiddler on the Roof", Chorus Urbanus presented its 20th edition of its Christmas Concert, "Il-Kuncert tal-Milied". This year's edition was unarguably one of the most successful editions ever held by the Choir in terms of repertoire, attendance and collection for philanthropic needs. This year's concert was held at St. George's Basilica in Victoria on Sunday 17th December 2017 at 8.00pm.

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St John Bosco - High Mass 29 Jan 2017

The choir's engagements during January always culminate with its participation during St John Bosco's feast that is celebrated at the Don Bosco Oratory in Victoria. Chorus Urbanus honoured this yearly engagement by performing John Galea's Missa In Fractione Panis that is cast in 4-part polyphonic settings that alternate with Gregorian chant based on the Missa de Angelis during High Mass presided by Msgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo. During the service the choir sang d. Luigi Lasagna's antiphon - Sapientiam together with other motets to celebrate this great modern saint (photo below).

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

 

 

Rehearsals for this beautiful musical have already started for this November joint-production with Oratorju Don Bosco. The line-up of soloists are largely from within the ranks of Chorus Urbanus. More details about this production will be given in September. Book your dates November 4, 5 and 12!

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Ecumenical Service 18 January 2017

Moments from today's Ecumenical Service 'Crossing Barriers' at St Augustine's Church with Rev. Msgr Joseph Attard (Bishop's Delegate), Rev. Fr Adeodato Schembri OSA, Prior of St Augustine's Church and Rev. Clem Upton, SCC, Locum of Anglican Chaplaincy of Malta and Gozo animated by Chorus Urbanus and coordinated by Legion of Mary, Gozo.

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