20th Anniversary Joseph Bezzina - An appreciation

Today is the twentieth anniversary of Joseph Bezzina's death. Mr Joseph Bezzina was one of the founders and organist of Chorus Urbanus and also active as a composer of songs and other choral music. He was also our musical director for a short span of time before he relinquished his post to Dr John Galea some years before his untimely tragic death. He is still much loved and sadly missed by all the choir members and especially his son Joellson and daughter Jaunesse, both of them choir members. 

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Chorus Urbanus Production kicks off opening of Gozo Alive

The opening event of Gozo Alive - Feel the Magic -  organized by Chorus Urbanus Productions at the Villa Rundle, kicked off a special weekend of celebration in Gozo. The event featured Chorus Urbanus soloists, Chorus Urbanus, Urbanus Juniors and the University Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Dr John Galea, in an evening of magical reminiscences from famous animation classics.

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Fontana Festa 2018

Chorus Urbanus is indeed honoured with yesterday's excellent rendition of Dr John Galea's 'Missa Fons Vitae' during Solemn High Mass, commissioned and premiered five years ago to celebrate the first centenary of Fontana Parish. A huge well done goes to Yvonne Galea (sop), Noel Galea (bass)and Mario Portelli (tenor) all members of Chorus Urbanus and Orchestra. We have had a great feedback from Fr John Muscat, Chaplain Fontana Parish, and numerous Fontana parishioners! Thanks also are due to Hon. Dr. Justyne Caruana, Minister for Gozo, Fontana Mayor Saviour Borg, Hon Chris Said M.P. , Mr Anton Tabone (Speaker Emeritus), local councilors and members of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre for gracing the liturgical celebration with their presence and gestures of appreciation. 

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Mass by the newly-elected Nunctio Archbishop Alfred Xuereb

One of the events in Gozo commemorating the ordination of Archbishop Alfred Xuereb by Pope Francis, was a Solemn Mass celebrated in Fontana Parish by Mgr Xuereb to commemorate the official opening of the festivities culminating in the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Christ in mid-June. This mass was held on Friday 6th April 2018.

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Inauguration of Giuseppe Giardini-Vella's Bust 10 June 2018

 

Chorus Urbanus performed during the Inauguration of a monument in honour of Mro Giuseppe Giardini Vella by Maltese sculptor Joseph Scerri at Villa Rundle on Sunday 10th June 2018. Chorus Urbanus' choral interludes included excerpts from Giardini Vella's operettas "Il Cuor di Ben" and "La Stella di Barberia" as well as the sacred work "Salve Regina" with the participation of soprano Yvonne Galea.  Mario Portelli performed also the 'Aria di Morgian'  from 'La Stella di Barberia'. The event was held under the distinguished patronage of Hon Justyne Caruana, Minister for Gozo who also delivered a speech commemorating Mro Giardini Vella prior to to the inauguration. 

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Is-Seba Kelmiet - Multimedia Concert 27 March 2018

 

Chorus Urbanus will be presenting a multimedia concert at the Don Bosco Oratory Chapel on 27 March 2018 at 7.30pm during Holy Week. This is a multimedia production that incorporates narration, poetry recitals, music and a series of tableaux on a text by the late Joseph Bezzina, one of the Choir's founders.

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