Feel the Magic of Christmas 2021 – an Extravaganza of Christmas carols and songs, both traditional and contemporary featured as the last event concluding the 3-year project “Feel the Magic 2019-2021” organised by Chorus Urbanus in collaboration with Arts Council Malta, the Gozo Cultural Support Programme (Ministry for Gozo), Victoria Local Council and Teatru Astra.
The Concert featured a 40 strong Chorus Urbanus and the Chorus Urbanus Junior Choir consisting of 30 young voices at Teatru Astra on Sunday 19th December 2021. Both choirs and the Urbanus Festive Orchestra were under the musical direction of Dr John Galea. The concert featured music by various composers that are synonymous with the music for this festive season that the audience enjoyed to the full, especially new secular additions to the substantial repertoire of Christmas music like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Let it snow and film music from Christmas-themed movies. This concert brought a very special cheer and warmth that was enthusiastically given a special accolade considering the bleak grip that the Covid-19 pandemic has globally exercised on the performing arts.
Chev. Joe M. Attard read his specially composed poem ‘Milied Specjali’ to the appreciative audience. The evening was ably compered by Francesco Pio Attard. The evening concluded with the traditional cheer from the Choir and Orchestra wishing all a Happy Christmas – “Il-Milied it-Tajjeb”.
Stage setting was designed by Joseph Cauchi and the Astra Backstage Team.
(Photo credits: Joe Attard)