Its 16th venture abroad, this is the Gozitan choir’s first concert-tour in East Anglia and its third artistic venture in the UK, following its first ever concert-tour in 1994 and the highly-successful foray in London this September.
Spanning from Cambridgeshire to Suffolk and Norfolk and taking place between the 22nd and the 27th November, this unprecedented concert-tour follows invitations from four very established British choral groups/institutions and includes four artistic events.
The first commitment will be on Friday 23rd at the renowned Corpus Christi Chapel, University of Cambridge, courtesy of the Corpus Christi College Choir and its musical director Robin Walker – who will also accompany the choir on the organ. A concert at the historic All Saints´ & St Margaret´s Church, Pakefield, Lowestoft follows on Saturday 24th. Organised by the Pakefield Singers – this actually being their hugely patronised annual concert anticipating the Christmas season – the concert will also feature the Pakefield Singers and the Waveney Winds. The enchanting Church of St Michael the Archangel in Framlingham will host the third concert on Sunday 25th. This is organised by Seraphim, the professional female vocal ensemble from Suffolk, and their MD, top choir mistress Vetta Wise. The final commitment will be on Monday 26th at Norwich´s sublime St John the Baptist Cathedral, the Roman Catholic mother church in East Anglia and the second largest RC church in Britain. The concert is being organised by Norwich RC Cathedral and its musical director Daniel Justin, courtesy of the Dean, the VR Provost David Paul.
The choir will be conducted by its founder-director, Colin Attard – who will also have quite a few of his compositions performed. Indeed, significantly, the repertoire will strongly feature Maltese music, including compositions by Carmelo Pace, Charles Camilleri and Giuseppe Caruana.
This event is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.