Malta International Choir Festival

WEDNESDAY November 1

All day: CHOIR REGISTRATION at the Festival`s office, Catholic Institute, Floriana

THURSDAY November 2

Morning/afternoon:Choir Registration at the Festival’s office, Catholic Institute, Floriana

16.00 hrs Opening Ceremony SINGING & PRAYING FOR PEACE at St John’s Co-Cathedral

Leaders of different religious denominations unite with the harmonious singing of the choirs to pray together for peace in Malta’s most beautiful place of worship.

17.30 hrs: CHORISTERS‘ STREET PARADE in the main streets of Valletta

18.30 hrs: WELCOME RECEPTION for all choristers in Valletta

FRIDAY November 3

Late morning / early afternoon: Singing in the City concerts (various venues)
Afternoon / evening: CHORAL SINGING COMPETITIONS (Catholic Institute, Floriana) and (St Publius Parish Church)

SATURDAY November 4

Morning / early afternoon: CHORAL SINGING COMPETITIONS (Catholic Institute Theatre and St Publius Parish Church, Floriana)

Late morning / early afternoon: SINGING IN THE CITY concerts (by various choirs at Valletta’s City Entrance)

Evening: FESTIVAL CONCERT by Arsis Handbell Ensemble from Estonia and Gentlemen’s Singers from the Czech Republic (Venue tbc)

SUNDAY November 5

Morning: Choirs sing during SUNDAY MASS in various churches around Malta (optional).

16.00 hrs GRAND PRIX OF MALTA COMPETITION, PRIZE GIVING and CLOSING CEREMONY. (Catholic Institute, Floriana)

Evening: FAREWELL RECEPTION (Venue tbc)


The Organiser of the Festival reserves the  right to make as many  necessary changes as required to ensure the smooth running of the Festival both before and during the actual events. Participating choirs will, however, receive detailed communications with the exact timings, closer to the Festival.    

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