MALTA INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 31, & NOVEMBER 1, 2, 3,
The Ministry for Tourism together with the Malta Tourism Authority and INTERKULTUR of Germany are pleased to announce the 5th edition of the Malta International Choir Festival that will be held between the 31st October and 3rd November.
This year Malta will be hosting a record-breaking number of 28 foreign choirs who will join 5 Maltese choirs to participate in a series of musical events throughout the four days weekending on the 3rd of November. Part of the festival is held on a competitive level whilst there are also other concerts which are held on a non-competite level.
The Malta International Choir Festival is organised biennially.
19.00 hrs Choirs’ Street Parade: Choristers start walk from De Vallette Square into Republic Street to reach St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Accompanying will be accompanied by a festa band.
19.30 hrs Opening Concert – SINGING FOR PEACE
St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Choirs from different denominations will be singing and praying together for peace.
FRIDAY, Nov 1
10. 00 – 11.15 hrs Competition – Category Folklore - Catholic Institute,
12.00 – 14.30 hrs Friendship Concerts at Grand Master’s Palace, - Upper Barrakka Garden and De Vallette Square, Valletta.
13.00 – 15.00 hrs Competition – Category Sacred Music Female Choirs,
Sacred Music Male Choirs – St Publius Church, Floriana
14.00 – 16.20 hrs Competition – Categories: Mixed Choirs, Female Choirs –
Catholic Institute, Floriana.
SATURDAY, Nov 2
10.00 – 11.15 hrs Competition – Category: Folklore Choirs - Catholic Institute,
11.30 – 14.10 hrs Competition – Category : Sacred Music Mixed Choirs - at St
Publius Church, Floriana
12.00 – 13.30 hrs Friendship Concerts at Master’s Palace, - Upper Barrakka Garden and De Vallette Square, Valletta.
13.00 – 14.30 hrs Competition – Category: Male Choirs
Category: Youth Choirs of Equal Voices
Category: Youth Choirs of Mixed Voices - at Catholic Institute,
17.00 – 18.15 hrs Competition – Category: Popular Choral Music - Music at Catholic Institute, Floriana
19.30 hrs GRAND CONCERT at the Mediterranean Conference Centre,
Valletta with the participation of the International Festival
Choir and the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
SUNDAY, Nov 3
10.00 – 11.15 hrs Competition – Category: Mixed Choirs, B2 Female Choirs –
at Catholic Institute, Floriana
Morning Different choirs will sing during Sunday Mass in numerous
Churches of various localities in Malta.
17.00 – 19.30 hrs Grand Prix & Prize Giving Ceremony
Catholic Institute, Floriana.
Except for the Grand Concert at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, (MCC) admission to all performances are free of charge. Booking for the Grand Concert may be effected either online: www.mcc.com.mt or else from the foyer of the MCC. Tel: 00356 25595750/1.
Tel: 00356 22915440 / 1 / 2.
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