The New Choral Singers will once again be celebrating the advent of Christmas with their annual concert entitled ‘Musical Tidings’. There will be two concert performances that will be held on Thursday, 13th December 2012 at the Siggiewi Parish Church, and on Wednesday, 19th December at the Gharghur Parish Church. Both concerts start at 19.30 CET.

This year’s concerts will feature the only three known traditional Maltese Christmas carols, namely ‘Ninni la tibkiex izjed’, ‘Ninu Ninu tal-Milied’ and ‘O Gesu Helwa Tarbija’, which were aptly arranged for the choir by Robert Calleja, who is also Director to the Choir. The repertoire will also include other yuletide evergreens such as ‘Silent Night’, ‘Joy to the World’, and ‘Adeste Fideles’.

During this year’s performance, the female sections of the choir will be performing two carols amongst which the ‘Christmas Carillon’ by the British composer Geoff Nobes. The male sections of the Choir will then deliver Bach’s ‘Zion hears the Watchmen’s Voices’ as arranged by John Rutter.

Accompanying the Choir during the performance are Shirley Helleur and Irina Fedcenko-Carbonaro on the piano.

Admission to both concerts is free of charge, however a retiring collection will be made in aid of St. Joseph’s Home for young boys which is run by the Missionary Society of St Paul. The Home relies entirely on the generosity of individuals and corporate organisations to be able to continue to provide suitable care and accommodation for these young boys.

Further information may be obtained from the Choir’s website at www.thenewchoralsingers.com

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