Gaulitanus Choir off on concert-tour to London next week
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Following an absence of 24 years, the Gaulitanus Choir of Gozo will shortly be visiting the UK on its 14th overseas concert-tour.
The choir said that on the invitation of the Malta High Commission, the choir will be in London between the 6th and 10th of September.
Key commitments for the Gaulitanus Choir will be the Malta Day events organised in the UK´s capital on September the 8th under the auspices of the Malta High Commission in London.
The choir said that initially it will perform during the Maltese Fair held at the Westminster Cathedral Hall, which will be opened by the recently-appointed High Commissioner Mr Joseph Cole and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Dr Carmelo Abela.
Apart from a cappella works, the choir said that it will also join the UK´s St Sebastian Brass Band for a few other Maltese numbers.
The choir then moves to Westminster Cathedral to animate the liturgy during the official mass celebrating the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which will be celebrated by H.G. Mgr Paul Cremona, Archbishop Emeritus of Malta.
The choir said that during this prestigious event at the Mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales – also known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of the precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ – the choir will be accompanied by the organ scholar of Westminster Cathedral, Jonathan Allsopp. Towards the end of the service the choir will again join the Brass Band for some numbers.
Then on the 9th of September, the Gozitan choir will round up its artistic commitments by singing the main Mass at Our Lady of Victories Church in London’s Kensington district, courtesy of episcopal vicar and parish priest Mgr Jim Curry.
During this London concert-tour the choir will be conducted by its founder-director Colin Attard, of whom the choir will also perform several compositions and arrangements.
This concert-tour, supported by the Ministry for Gozo, will be the first of a number of Gaulitanus events on foreign soil planned for the last quarter of 2018.
Photograph: Westminster Cathedral – supplied by Gaulitanus Choir