Sacrament of Confirmation Ceremony - Fontana

Chorus Urbanus animated the liturgical ceremony of the Sacrament of Confirmation during which Fontana candidates will be confirmed by Bishop Grech. This took place yesterday  Friday 29th May at the Sacred Heart National Shrine where eleven candidates were confirmed as adult members of the Catholic Church.  

Chorus Urbanus gave a wholesome performance that included also works by Mozart, Frisina and Tye's Missa In Sol, and the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus. 

The service was also marking the penultimate Friday in preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart.    

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Annual Luncheon 2015

Members of Chorus Urbanus were treated to a sumptuous lunch at Da Manuel Restaurant, Xlendi. Family members of choristers were also invited for this annual token of appreciation for the sterling work done by all the members, especially so after the number of past engagements and other events that are programmed to take place during this celebratory year. Once more, a big thank you for the tangible support shown by all those present for this treat and those who unfortunately could not make it due to other commitments. 

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Magnificent concert in St.Augustine's Church, Valletta

Chorus Urbanus performed a concert that was held during festa week at Saint Augustine's Parish Church in Valletta, yesterday Tuesday 12th May 2015. The choir was accompanied by a chamber orchestra under the direction of Dr John galea. The programme featured some a cappella works from the choir's vast repertoire as well as other works accompanied by orchestra and works by Caruana, Vivaldi, Elgar, Haydn, Giardini-Vella, Frisina, JS Bach, Bortniansky and by our director John Galea. The audience regaled our performance with appreciative applauses.

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Mgr Joseph Gauci - 50th Anniversary of His Presbyterial Ordination

Msgr. Joseph Gauci is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Presbyterial Ordination that took place on 25th April 1965. On Sunday 19th April 2015, Msgr. Gauci celebrated a solemn mass to mark this milestone in his life. This commemoration was held at St. George's Basilica, Victoria, and was animated by Chorus Urbanus, the same choir that 40 years ago was founded by Msgr. Gauci himself as the resident choir of St. George's Basilica.

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25th wedding anniversary celebration - 7th June 2015

Chorus Urbanus animated the silver anniversary mass of Mario Portelli (Tenor) and Frances Portelli at Saint George's Basilica on June 7th 2015 at 11.00 am. We were all eager to mark this milestone in Mario's and Frances' married life and happy to share the happy moments together with the family and friends. The ceremony included the renewal of the Marriage Vows by the couple and homily was delivered by Fr John Vella.

After the ceremony a commemorative photo was taken together with the couple. The photo will be uploaded soon.

(photo credit: Christine Gauci)

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40th Anniversary Logo

The official logo commemorating Chorus Urbanus' 40th Anniversary of its Establishment has been launched recently. The logo was designed by George Borg Jr and depicts the number 40 in a very prominent manner with this anniversary's motto: "Forty Years Service To Liturgy and Culture 1975 - 2015". The Choir has also ordered a number of lapel badges depicting the choir logo that will be integrated with the uniforms used by all Choir members during the choir's performances.

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