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Friday, 22 August 2014

Wedding of a former SCJ member


by Silvana Sultana

Wedding-of-Mary-and-Joseph-by-GiottoRodianne Xerri, former member of Schola Cantorum Jubilate got married to Christian Xerri at the Basilica of Xagħra. The new couple requested the choir to animate their Nuptial Mass.

Mass, officiated by Mgr. George Farrugia, started at 5.30pm with the bride reaching the alter where her groom expected her excitedly. She was welcomed by Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ which was interpreted by Soprano Georgina Gauci.

The choir was under the direction of Mro. Mark Gauci and accompanied by John Anthony Fsadni on the organ, Jacob Portelli on the violin and Noemi Attard as flutist. They performed various classical and sacred pieces amongst which: ‘Allelulia’ (Taize’), ‘Panis Angelicus’ (Franck), ‘Sanctus’ and ‘Agnus Dei’ (Oltrasi), ‘Make me a channel of your peace’ (Temple) and finally ‘Exaltabo te’. At the very end of the ceremony, the organist played Mendelsshon’s ‘Wedding March’.

Schola Cantorum Jubilate extends its sincere greetings to the new couple.

 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Giving a look to the past on the Anniversary


by Silvana Sultana

Yes, happy anniversary for fourteen years together.

scj 14th anniversary

In fact the official launching of Schola Cantorum Jubilate happened on Sunday 20th August 2000 at the Basilica of Maria Bambina in Xagħra, Gozo.

Saturday, 09 August 2014

Wedding at the Gozo Cathedral


by Stefan Attard

The Gozo Cathedral bells rang joyfully as Maria Zammit and Mario Reno Cauchi joined in matrimony.

Mass started at 5.30pm and was officiated by Fr. Joseph Bajada, cousin of the groom. The bride was welcomed in church on Schubert’s notes of the ‘Ave Maria’ interepreted by Marouska Attard.

The choir, accompanied by Jean Noel Attard on the organ, performed: ‘Allelulia’ (Taize’), ‘Panis Angelicus’ (Franck), ‘Santus’ and ‘Agnus Dei’ (Oltrasi), ‘Make me a Channel of your peace’ (Temple) and finally ‘Exaltabo Te’ (Taize’).

Congratulations to the new couple.

Friday, 08 August 2014

Apart from singing…


by Silvana Sultana

Summer brings around many outdoor activities and encounters. Schola Cantorum Jubilate during the past month had various occasions to spend some time together.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

SCJ hosts University of London Chamber Choir


by Stefan Attard

During the past week, Schola Cantorum Jubilate hosted the University of London Chamber choir composed of 25 students and ex-students from the University of London. The choir is under the direction of Mro. Colin Durrant.

Bells announcing another wedding in Xagħra

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Wedding at Kerċem

Saturday, 07 June 2014 - by Silvana Sultana - Read more

SCJ to host The University of London Chamber Choir

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - by Stefan Attard - Read more

Priesthood Ordination in the Gozo Diocese

Friday, 30 May 2014 - by Silvana Sultana - Read more