Official Programme

  • Wednesday 1 November 2017

    12:05 - 13.20: SINGING IN THE CITY
    At City Gate, Valletta. Three participating choirs will be singing compositions from their own repertoire.
  • Thursday 2 November 2017

    09.00 hrs -11:55: Sacred 1 Competition in St Publius Church
    11:25 – 14:15: SINGING IN THE CITY concerts at City Gate, Valletta. Participating choirs will be singing compositions from their repertoire.
    17.00 hrs: CHORISTERS‘ STREET PARADE in Republic Street Valletta. 33 Choirs will be singing folk songs from their own country or region.
    Opening Ceremony SINGING & PRAYING FOR PEACE at St John’s Co-Cathedral
    Session A: 18.00 – 19.15 hrs:
    Session B: 20.00 – 21.15 hrs:
    Leaders of different religious denominations unite with the harmonious singing of choirs to pray together for peace in Malta’s most beautiful place of worship.
  • Friday 3 November 2017

    09.00 – 12:30: CHORAL SINGING COMPETITIONS – Secular Music (Catholic Institute Theatre Floriana)
    14:00 – 17:35 CHORAL SINGING COMPETITIONS – Secular Music (Catholic Institute Theatre Floriana)
    11:00 – 14.10 Singing in the City concerts at City Gate, Valletta. Participating choirs will be singing compositions from their repertoire.
    19.30 hrs * CHORAL ETHNIC SOUNDS by choirs from various countries at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. (admission fee Euro 15.)
  • Saturday 4 November 2017

    09.00 – 13:15 : CHORAL SINGING COMPETITIONS - Sacred Music (St Publius Parish Church)
    10:40 – 13:30 SINGING IN THE CITY concerts at City Gate, Valletta. Participating choirs will be singing compositions from their repertoire
    14.45 – 16:00 Workshop at the Catholic Institute 'In music, there is the life of Czechs’
    Workshop with Gentlemen Singers and Jan Vičar 
    14:45 – 16:00 Children Workshop with Dr Jenevora Williams
    16:15 – 17:30 Workshop at the Catholic Institute ‘Principles of emotional voice posture’- Branko Stark
    WORKSHOPS ARE BY INVTATIONS ONLY
    19:30 hrs : * FESTIVAL CONCERT featuring i. the Arsis Handbell Ensemble from Estonia and ii. the Gentlemen Singers from the Czech Republic. The Concert is being held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta
  • Sunday 5 November 2017

    Morning: Choirs sing during Sunday Mass in various churches around Malta.
    17.00 hrs GRAND PRIX OF MALTA COMPETITION& PRIZE-GIVING and CLOSING CEREMONY. (Catholic Institute, Floriana
    Combo tickets are available for both CHORAL ETHNIC SOUNDS on Friday, Nov 3 and THE FESTIVAL CONCERT on Saturday Nov 4

The Organiser of the Festival reserves the right to make as many necessary changes as required to ensure the smooth running of the Festival, both before and during the actual events. Participating choirs will, however, receive detailed communications with the exact timings, closer to the Festival.