On Thursday, 6th February, the Gaulitanus choir animated the liturgy during the funeral mass of the late Gregory Vella, father of – amongst others –  H.E. Mgr. Dr Joe Vella-Gauci, Maltese Ambassador to UNESCO, and Fr Victor Vella-Gauci who for long years has been doing pastoral work in the UK. The mass presentae cadavere was held at the Gozo Cathedral, which was packed to the brim. As requested by the family, the choir sang, mostly, arrangements of British hymns – with which is has become very much associated. The soloists were sopranos Annabelle Zammit and Patricia Buttigieg and mezzo-soprano Francesca Sciberras. Stephen Attard accompanied on the organ with Colin Attard directing.

The choir offers its condolences to the family.