Gozo’s Gaulitanus Choir will as usual conclude the Yuletide cultural events in Gozo by presenting its annual End-of-Festive Season. The concert, entitled Epiphany Joys, has now reached its 7th edition and is being held in collaboration with The Culture & Information Office (Ministry for Gozo). This year the concert is being held at the San Lawrenz Parish Church on Friday, 6th January and starts at 19.30hrs.
This programme will be highly varied and includes various sections. One of them, quite an interesting innovity, will feature a number of arrangements / compositions by top-notch British composer Sir Davis Willcocks so well-known for his output in the Christmas repertoire.
With the concert being held in San Lawrenz, one of the foremost villages in Gozo traditionally promoting Christmas culture, one could not escape the lure of presenting some local quasi-traditionalistic numbers. Indeed, as also desired by San Lawrenz mayor, Noel Formosa, who is avidly supporting the concert, the concert will feature Gaulitanus Choir resident accompanist performing Emanuele Galea’s ever-popular Sinfonia Pastorale on the recently-restored church organ. Other ‘local’ numbers will Antonio Buhagiar’s Alma Redemptoris Mater and Colin Attard’s Ninni…Ninni.
Another interesting section will feature some semi-classical numbers and also some highly rhythmic bouncy classical excerpts, all of which will performed locally for the first time. These will be presented along several other numbers, amongst which one also finds some all-time Christmas greats as Stille Nacht and O Holy Night.
The concert will feature the Gaulitanus Choir and its soloists as well as a kids choir which will surely add sparkle to the atmosphere. The choir will be conducted by its musical director, Colin Attard, who also artistically directs the concert.
Entrance for the concert is free and the general public is invited to attend.