The Ministry for Tourism together with the Malta Tourism Authority and INTERKULTUR of Germany are pleased to announce the 5th edition of the Malta International Choir Festival that will be held between the 31st October and 3rd November.
This year Malta will be hosting a record-breaking number of 28 foreign choirs who will join 5 Maltese choirs to participate in a series of musical events throughout the four days weekending on the 3rd of November. Part of the festival is held on a competitive level whilst there are also other concerts which are held on a non-competite level.
The Malta International Choir Festival is organised biennially.
THURSDAY October 31
19.00hrs Choirs' Street Parade: Choristers start walk from De Vallette Square into Republic Street to reach St. John's Co-Cathedral. Accompanying will be accompanied by a festa band.
19.30hrs Opening Concert - SINGING FOR PEACE - St. John's Co-Cathedral. Choirs from different denominations will be singing and praying together for peace.
FRIDAY November 1
10.00 - 11.15hrs Competition - Category Folklore - Catholic Institute, Floriana.
12.00 - 14.30hrs Friendship Concerts at Grand Master's Palace, - Upper Barrakka Garden and De Vallette Square, Valletta.
13.00 - 15.00hrs Competition - Category Sacred Music Female Choirs, Sacred Music Male Choirs - St Publius Church, Floriana.
14.00 - 16.20hrs Competition - Categories: Mixed Choirs, Female Choirs - Catholic Institute, Floriana.
SATURDAY November 2
10.00 - 11.15hrs Competition - Category: Folklore Choirs - Catholic Institute, Floriana.
11.30 - 14.10hrs Competition - Category : Sacred Music Mixed Choirs - at St. Publius Church, Floriana
12.00 - 13.30hrs Friendship Concerts at Master's Palace, - Upper Barrakka Garden and De Vallette Square, Valletta.
13.00 - 14.30hrs Competition - Category: Male Choirs
Category: Youth Choirs of Equal Voices
Category: Youth Choirs of Mixed Voices - at Catholic Institute, Floriana
17.00 - 18.15hrs Competition - Category: Popular Choral Music - Music at Catholic Institute, Floriana
19.30hrs GRAND CONCERT at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta with the participation of the International Festival Choir and the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
SUNDAY November 3
10.00 - 11.15hrs Competition - Category: Mixed Choirs, B2 Female Choirs - at Catholic Institute, Floriana.
Morning Different choirs will sing during Sunday Mass in numerous Churches of various localities in Malta.
17.00 - 19.30hrs Grand Prix & Prize Giving Ceremony Catholic Institute, Floriana.
Except for the Grand Concert at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, (MCC) admission to all performances are free of charge. Booking for the Grand Concert may be effected either online: http://www.mcc.com.mt or else from the foyer of the MCC. Tel: 356 25595750/1
Further information: Tel: 356 22915440/1/2