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31/10/2013 - 03/11/2013

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: or else from the foyer of the MCC. Tel: 356 25595750/1


Further information: Tel: 356 22915440/1/2


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