The choir’s 3 up-and-coming sopranos Patricia Buttigieg, Stephanie Portelli and Annabelle Zammit will be participating in the 17th edition of the Rencontres Musicales de Mediterranee being held in Corsica, France.
They will be accompanied on the piano by the Gaulitanus Choir’s musical director, Colin Attard, who was invited by the organizers of this international festival, the Jeunesses Musicales de Mediterranee, to lead a group of Maltese artists to represent our country at this prestigious festival featuring various countries from the Mediterranean basis. Mro. Attard will thus be returning to the festival for the umpteeth time.
The Gozitan artists will give two public concerts in Lucciana and Sisco respectively, as well as an educational event at Oletta. They will also animate a mass at the convent of Sant Antonio in Bastia, and of course also take part in the festival’s concluding Gala Concert held at Bastia’s Theatre Municipal alongside all the other participating groups.
While Buttigieg, Portelli and Zammit already had the opportunity to feature as soloists with the choir abroad, Mro Attard stated that the choir’s policy of giving its members with a potential for solo singing regular opportunities to perform is now being furthered more consistently also abroad. Indeed, other performances on foreign soil are already scheduled.