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Friday, 27 November 2015

Schola Cantorum Jubilate: One of Malta’s best known choirs


by Branislav Stanicek

When it comes to choral music, few will question the fact that the northern European countries have a greater tradition of choral singing than the southern Mediterranean countries. People living in the Mediterranean spend most of their time participating in outdoor activities. In relation to the Maltese archipelago, another potential explanation for this is that there is no record at all of folk songs in our culture. Thus the Maltese attitude towards choral singing was somewhat lukewarm.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The 12th edition of Carols by Candlelight


by Stefan Attard

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, soon winter comes to mind. While seeking warmth inside our houses, the Christmas month approaches. All Christmas lovers start searching for gifts to buy or food to prepare, others buy decorations to add to their collections and others start asking about Christmas events.

Many have marked the event of ‘Carols by Candlelight’ in their Christmas schedule and as from months before start asking about the event. It was introduced by the Schola Cantorum Jubilate in 2003 that kept holding it annually. It is a major Christmas event which attracts many, even foreigners who plan their holidays according to this event.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Gozitan choir marks its 15th anniversary with Venice tour


by Times of Malta

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Gozitan choir Schola Cantorum Jubilate has just returned from a Venice tour as part of their 15th anniversary celebrations.

During their five-day stay, the choir animated Mass in a number of important churches such as the Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of St Mark in the heart of Venice; the Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, which houses Titian’s Assumption of the Virgin and the tomb of 17th-century composer Claudio Monteverdi, which is also found in Venice; and the Basilica of St Anthony in Padua.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Discovering Hidden Voices is back…


by Stefan Attard

For the second consecutive time, SCJ is launching the project: ’Discovering Hidden Voices’.

Basically this is a call for youths and adults interested in learning music and getting the necessary training to perform high quality music. Once completed the programme, interested participants may join the SCJ family. The sessions will consist of theory of music joint with vocal training.

Friday, 21 August 2015

15 years of SCJ as seen by Mro Attard


by Mro Stephen Attard

stephen attard'Librat et evolat' - a motto, coined by the old Romans. In simple English it means "poised and soaring", an apt description of the 'restrained assertiveness' which affectionately but succinctly characterises the people of Xagħra. But alas! It is a world - known fact that due to the Neolithic Temples at Ggantija, the village of Xagħra goes much and much more back in time than the Graeco-Roman Era.

SCJ Interviewed by the Times of Malta

Saturday, 15 August 2015 - by Kristina Chetcuti - Read more

Wedding at Ta’ Pinu Shrine

Saturday, 20 June 2015 - by Silvana Sultana - Read more

My Hidden Voices Experience

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - by Samuel Masini - Read more

Christmas at the Basilica

Monday, 29 December 2014 - by Stefan Attard - Read more