Midnight Mass at St. John's Co-Cathedral - Choir's 40th Birthday

On the occasion of its 40th Anniversary the President of Malta H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca extendced an invitation to Chorus Urbanus to participate during the Midnight Mass organised by the M.C.C.F. at Saint John's Co-Cathedral.

The Mass was presided by His Eminence Cardinal Prospero Grech who had excellent words of thanks and praise for the Choral Singing that in his words" needs to be emulated by others. Such is the way Liturgical Singing should be performed". The choir gave an excellent rendition of John Galea's Missa In Fractione Panis that was also sanctioned by the Vatican Liturgical Commission as the music for the Papal Mass that was celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during his Malta Visit. The choir also sang some Christmas Carols prior to the service.

After the celebration, the Choir was invited to the Cardinal-s chamber for photos and an exchange of gifts, Special gifts were also given to the four original choir members that have been in the choir ever since : Antoinette Borg, Yvonne Galea, George Borg and Joseph Buhagiar.