Malta International Choir Festival

October 29 – November 1 2015


festival activities
Choirfest activities 2015

 

 

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW

 

 

 

THURSDAY October 29

 
CHORISTERS' STREET PARADE

 

Time: 18.30 hrs 

Venue: Republic Street, Valletta 


Choristers 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: 19.30 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: 12.30 – 14.00 hrs 


Venues: a) Grand Master’s Palace, b) Upper Barrakka Garden & c) De Vallette Square, Valletta.


Various guest choirs that will be participating in the festival will each give a 25 minute performance in one of the venues above.  Exact schedule of singing choirs will be made available closer to the date.

 

SECULAR MUSIC COMPETITION

 

Time: 17.00 – 20.30 hrs 
Venue: Catholic Institute, Floriana

 

 

                                                               

SATURDAY October 31

 

SACRED MUSIC COMPETITION   

 

Time: 09.30  – 12.00 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) Grand Master’s Palace, b) Upper Barrakka Garden & c) De Vallette Square, Valletta.


Various guest choirs that will be participating in the festival will each give a 25 minute performance in one of the venues above.  Exact schedule of singing choirs will be made available closer to the date.

 

 

CHOIR FESTIVAL GRAND CONCERT  

 

Time: 19.30 hrs 

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

 
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

 

Time: various

Venue: various

 

During the morning festival choirs will sing during Sunday Mass in numerous churches of various localities around Malta.

 

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.

                 

 

Downloads

 

 

FESTIVAL INFORMATION PACK

Malta International Choirs Festival information package for choirs 2015.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THE COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Malta International Choirs Festival composition competition 2015.

 

PHOTOS OF PAST EDITIONS
Photos of the choir festival of past editions

 


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 info@maltachoirfest.com or by phone on 00356 2291 5136.

 

 

Updated May 13, 2015. The organiser reserves 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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