Through its contacts with the Thoresby Colliery Brass Band of Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, Chorus Urbanus organised a tour to this English county in 1996 where the Choir gave two concerts with the participation of the Thoresby Band in the Chapel of Worksop College and in St Barnabas’ Cathedral in Nottingham. The Choir also had the opportunity to sing during the Sunday High Mass in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Ollerton.

Chorus Urbanus performing in St. Barnaba’s Cathedral, Nottingham

The Choir sang several pieces ‘a cappella’ as well as others accompanied by the Thoresby Band. Mario Galea, clarinettist, was guest soloist and performed Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2 accompanied by the Band. During this tour, the choir visited London, Ollerton, Lincoln, Worksop and spent a day at the Alton Towers Theme Park.

This tour was later reciprocated and followed by another one this time by the Thoresby Band in Gozo during which the CD “Brass & Voices” was recorded. The Choir and the Band gave two concerts, one in Malta in St Paul’s Anglican Church in Valletta and the other one in St. George’s Basilica in Victoria on the 11th July 1997.


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