The management of Chorus Urbanus on behalf of all the choir members and their relatives would like to convey our best wishes for the New Year to all followers of the choir. Looking back to 2018, one cannot but note with great satisfaction the milestones reached by Chorus Urbanus particularly in a number of major events undertaken by the Choir during the year.
Of notable mention are the choral tour by the Choir in the Palermo region with performances in Palermo Cathedral and the famous Duomo in Monreale, the highly successful production of Scrooge, the Feel the Magic Concert, the resurgence of the Junior Choir and very recently, the excellent Christmas Concert at St. George’s Basilica by Chorus Urbanus and the Juniors.
During the year, thanks to the assistance of the Eco-Gozo Directorate within the Ministry for Gozo, Chorus Urbanus acquired tablets for its members to replace the use of paper for the music sheets normally used. This would definitely help in the global efforts in the conservation of our endangered environment but it would also facilitate logistical issues in the dissemination of music among the choristers.
On a personal basis, the Choir proudly remembers the recent appointment of Dr. John Galea, as the Musical Director of La Stella Band and of the Astra Theatre. This has been a great honour for Dr Galea as well as for our choir. This confirms the high standing Dr Galea enjoys within the musical and local circles.
On Christmas Eve, the choir celebrated its 43rd anniversary from its official establishment on Christmas Eve as St George’s Basilica resident choir.
2019 will be offering new and exciting challenges and projects that are already being discussed by the choir’s committee. In the coming weeks, the choir should be in a position to announce a number of projects that will surely consolidate the Choir’s position as one of the leading and most successful choirs on the Maltese Islands.
The committee would like to thank all sponsors including those who support the choir with every means possible. Without this financial, moral and other support, the Choir would undoubtedly not be in a position to reach and sustain the heights in the quality of its singing.