Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Gozitan choir marks its 15th anniversary with Venice tour

by Times of Malta


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.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

SCJ Interviewed by the Times of Malta

by Kristina Chetcuti

Children should not be pushed to sing Let It Go while dancing to the music with “ugly” gyrating moves and, instead, be encouraged to join choirs, according to a choral conductor.

Marouska Attard, 30, from Xagħra, choral conductor of youth choir Schola Cantorum Jubilate, believes primary schools are not attaching too much importance to voice training and choir singing.

“When we were kids we used to sing a lot at school but, nowadays, children sing along to a You Tube clip on an interactive whiteboard,” she said.

And these days, at school prize days, children sang along to CDs rather than performing as a choir, Ms Attard said, adding that the way they moved seductively on stage was “ugly”.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Wedding at Ta’ Pinu Shrine

by Silvana Sultana

Cana wedding painting at Ta Pinu ShrineDorothy Vella and Eman Agius got married at the Basilica of Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu in Għarb. The mass was officiated by Mgr. Carmelo Refalo, Archpriest of the Basilica of Xagħra, from where the groom hails.

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

Christmas Greetings 2014

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - by Stefan Attard - Read more

SCJ and Carols by Candlelight featured on National TV Station

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 - by Stefan Attard - Read more