The Gaulitanus Choir’s upcoming commitment is a double bill with the visiting BISYOC Symphonic Orchestra. Indeed, this year the BISYOC International Youth Orchestral Exchange will be holding its annual project, with the participation of over 80 youth musicians from various European countries, in Malta. Being based at The Archbishop’s Seminary, at Rabat, Malta, where the young musicians will have workshops, rehearsals and intercultural events, apart from sports and outings, the project will end up with a grand Symphonic-Choral Concert featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s – Gloria RV 589, Michael Daugherty’s Route 66,  Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and  Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 2. The Gaulitanus Choir (with guest soloists soprano Pamela Agius and contralto Connie Frances Zerafa) accompanied by the BISYOC Orchestra will indeed be performing Vivaldi’s all-time great work which opens the concert. This work will be conducted by Gaulitanus founder-director Colin Attard, who is also co-ordinating the concluding concerts in BISYOC’s Malta 2012 project. Then, BISYOC’s resident conductor Julian Gibbons takes over for the other three orchestral works.

The concert will first be held on Saturday 4th August 2012 at 20.30hrs at the Gozo Ministry’s Courtyard, St. Francis Square, Victoria, Gozo and repeated on Sunday 5th August 2012 at 20.00hrs at the President’s Palace Courtyard, St. George’s Square, Valletta, Malta. Entrance for the former concert is free, though a donation would be appreciated, whereas entrance for the latter costs €7 as the concert is being held in aid of The Malta Community Chest Fund. Tickets are obtainable at the door.

On Friday, 3rd August 2012 at 20:30hrs a Chamber Music Concert  with the participation of the tutors of BISYOC & student groups will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Valletta, Malta.

Tickets at €5 can be obtained at the door.

BISYOC’s Malta project, which will be under the distinguished patronage of H.E. The President of Malta Dr George Abela, has been supported by The European Union (Youth in Action Programme), The Malta Arts Fund and The Gozo Council for Culture & Arts (Ministry for Gozo), also with the help of The President’s Office, The Archbishop’s Seminary and Melita Music, Culture and Heritage Foundation