Malta International Choir Festival

October 29 – November 1 2015

festival activities
 

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW 

 

 

THURSDAY October 29

 

CHORISTERS' STREET PARADE

 

Time: 18.45 hrs 

Venue: Republic Street, Valletta 
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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. 

  

Opening Ceremony - SINGING & PRAYING FOR PEACE

 

Time: 20.00 hrs                                                                                      

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   

 

SINGING IN THE CITY

 

Time: 12.00 – 14.00 hrs 

Venues: a) Pjazza Jean de Valette, b) Upper Barrakka Garden & c) City Entrance


Various guest choirs that will be participating in the festival will each give a 20 minute performance

in one of the venues above.  Exact schedule of singing choirs will be made available closer to the date.

 

SACRED MUSIC COMPETITION

 

Time: 14.00 - 15.40 hrs

Venue: St Publius Church, Foriana


Choirs will be competing for the festival trophies by performing a 15 minute programme of sacred music.

 

SECULAR MUSIC COMPETITION

 

Time: 16.00 – 21.00 hrs 
Venue: Catholic Institute, Floriana

 

Various international choirs will be performing in various categories, as they vie with each other to win

the best category and so qualify for the Grand Prix contest.

                                                               

 

 

SATURDAY October 31

 

SECULAR MUSIC COMPETITION

 

Time: 09.00 – 13.00 hrs 
Venue: Catholic Institute, Floriana

 

Various international choirs will be performing in various categories, as they vie with each other to win

the best category and so qualify for the Grand Prix contest.


SACRED MUSIC COMPETITION   

 

Time: 09.00  – 13.00 hrs 
Venue: St Publius Church, Foriana


Choirs will be competing for the festival trophies by performing a  15 minute programme of sacred music.
                              

                                                               

SINGING IN THE CITY

 

Time: 12.30 – 14.00 hrs 

Venues: a) Pjazza Jean de Valette, b) Upper Barrakka Garden & c) City Entrance


Various guest choirs that will be participating in the festival will each give a 20 minute performance in one

of the venues above.  Exact schedule of singing choirs will be made available closer to the date.


WORKSHOPS


Time: 14.30 - 16.00 hrs

Venue: Catholic Institute, Floriana


Workshop on Coral Technique by Greg Beardsell &Composers Workshop by Vytautas Miskinis

 

Time: 16.00 - 17.30 hrs

Venue: Catholic Institute, Floriana

 

Conductors' Workshop by Aarne Saluveer & Workshop on Monodic Chant by Milan Kolena 


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CHOIR FESTIVAL GRAND CONCERT  

 

Time: 18.00 & 20.00 hrs 

Venue: Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta, Msida

Tickets: Euro 15.00 from www.ticketline.com.mt

 
This year’s special guest will be the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain under the direction of Ben Parry. This elite group is made up of some of Great Britain’s finest singers and will provide an eclectic programme of sacred and secular music spanning some four hundred years!  

 

 


SUNDAY November 1


 

SINGING DURING SUNDAY MASS

 

 

 

 

Final Night - GRAND PRIX OF MALTA COMPETITION 

 

Time: 17.00  – 19.00 hrs

Venue: Catholic Institute, Floriana.


For the final night, prize-giving and closing ceremony, 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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Further information on Malta please visit www.visitmalta.com

 

For more info about the festival please use our Contact page or by e-mail on administrator@maltachoirfest.com or by phone on 00356 2291 5136.

 

 

Updated September 17, 2015. The organisers reserve the right to make any necessary changes required to ensure the smooth running of the festival both before and during the actual events. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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