The Malta Independent 21 May 2022, Saturday

Christmas with Wayne Marshall and the New Choral Singers

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 10:44 Last update: about 6 months ago

Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas by attending the annual seasonal concert Musical Tidings, presented by The New Choral Singers on Wednesday, 22 and Thursday, 23 December at St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Valletta.

Directed by Mauro Farrugia, the choir, which counts 50 choristers will be singing a selection of traditional Christmas carols over the masterful accompaniment on the organ by world-renowned British conductor, organist and pianist Wayne Marshall who became principal guest conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi in 2007. Marshall was also chief conductor of the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra Cologne from 2014 to 2020 and in 2021 he was honoured with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
As the most beautiful time of the year reaches its peak, the New Choral Singers will be taking its audience to the timeless atmosphere of the traditional Christmas carols such as Hark! The Herald Angels sing and Ninni la tibkix izjed. The polyphonic arrangements, curated by Farrugia and the virtuosity of maestro Marshall, will make you feel part of the concert as the audience will be encouraged to sing along with the choir and the organ accompaniment of the most famous and traditional congregational carols. A truly heart-warming experience for people of all ages.

Entrance is free of charge and no reservation is required. However, a retiring collection will be held at the end of both performances in aid of the Pro-Cathedral itself.

Both concerts start at 7.30pm though it is recommended to arrive early to secure a seat. In line with current protocols, attendees must be fully vaccinated and masks are to be worn throughout the performance. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied at all times.

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