Il-Kuncert tal-Milied: Chorus Urbanus 40th Anniversary celebration
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St George's Basilica in Victoria Gozo, was the venue for the first of this year's Il-Kuncert tal-Milied, which featured the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chorus Urbanus conducted by Dr John Galea.
This special festive edition of Il-Kuncert tal-Milied is marking the 40th anniversary of the Chorus Urbanus Choir.
The programme for Saturday evening's concert was a choral offering in true celebratory Christmas spirit. Featuring works by Gozitan composer, John Galea, including a world premiere of his Ave Maria, the concert also includes a delightful selection of Christmas Carols and the rousing Handel's Hallelujah chorus.
Distinguished guests present for the concert were among others, the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo and Shadow Gozo Minister Dr Chris Said.
A repeat performance of this concert is being held tomorrow, Monday, the 21st of December at Saint Julian's Parish Church, Malta, also at 8.00pm.
The Programme includes:
Galea: Missa Fons Vitae
Galea: Ave Maria (premiere)
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah
And a Celebration of Carols.
Photograph MGOZ/George Scerri