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Gharb family receives ‘Familja Qalb tad-Deheb’ Award 2007

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cana_concert07.jpgIl-Moviment ta’ Kana is a very active movement. The Gozo section run by Fr George Borg, is no less active than its Maltese counterpart. Fr Borg, who has specialized in psychology, is a much-sought counsellor. Year in year out, the Gozo Movement organizes the award Familja Qalb tad-Deheb that is awarded to a Gozitan family that has shown faith, courage and steadfastness in the face of adversity.

This year’s function held at Palazzo Palina was patronized by H.E. Dr Edward Fenech Adami, President of Malta, and Mrs Fenech Adami. The distinguished guests were led by H.L. Mgr. Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo. They included the Hon. Anton Tabone, Speaker of Parliament, the Hon. Giovanna Debono, Minister for Gozo.

The function, which had its spotlight on the Mifsud Family from Gharb, reached its climax with the announcement of the award by Dr Paul G. Pisani, chairman of the adjudicating board at the end of the report that was drawn up and read. Thus the Mifsud Family was officially proclaimed as the recipient of the 37th Edition of Il-Familja Qalb tad-Deheb award.

The evening included also some musical interludes by the Chorus Urbanus. Two eponymous operatic choral excerpts by Giuseppe Verdi: “Coro dei Profughi Scozzesi” from Macbeth and “Coro dei Schiavi Ebrei” from Nabucco were sung with the usual poise and idiomatic flair. The Chorus Urbanus’s singing sounded elegant but solidly sonorous in the 18th-century vaulted hall at Palazzo Palina, at Ta’ Cenc. The Choir was conducted by its musical director John Galea. At the end of his address, President Fenech Adami presented the Familja Qalb tad-Deheb award to Mr. and Mrs. Mifsud and their family. A grand reception followed, during which the members of the choir were congratulated by the members of the distinguished audience for their unfailing commitment in performing at this ceremony.

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