Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Requiem – The man behind it

by Joseph Bartolo

Maruice DurufleMaurice Duruflé was born on the 11th of January 1902 and died on the 16th of June 1986. He lived in Louviers, Eure in France. Duruflé was an organist at various cathedrals as well as a composer and a music teacher. In 1927, Louis Vierne, an illustrious organist and composer, appointed Duruflé as his assistant organist of Notre-Dame. Durufle’s repertoire is quite vast and it includes pieces for piano, organ, chamber music, piano for four hands, two pianos, orchestra and choral music among others.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

SCJ with another year full of events

by Silvana Sultana

Schola Cantorum Jubilate 2014 eventsAfter the hectic period which Christmas brings around, Schola Cantorum Jubilate continues with its weekend commitments. Choristers meet every Saturday afternoon for a rehearsal and again on Sunday morning for a rehearsal followed by the 11am sung mass at the Basilica of Maria Bambina, Xagħra.

However, apart from preparing itself with the suitable liturgical music for the Sunday mass, the choir has many important events coming up.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

A concert with a different touch

by Albert Storace


Albert Storace’s soul is soothed by Schola Cantorum Jubilate’s performance.

The Sunday Times 190114A concert with a different touch was that presented by the Gozitan Schola Cantorum Jubilate of Xagħra at San Lawrenz parish church.

A number of restoration projects have recently been completed at the parish church, which was packed for the concert.

Two of the projects concerned the restoration of four paintings by the renowned Giuseppe Calì and the prestigious organ.

Sunday, 05 January 2014

Sung High Mass of the Epiphany

by Stefan Attard

Adoration-of-the-MagiMore Christmas celebrations continue and the church commemorates all events linked to Christ’s birth. In fact, today, though it is not the 6th of January, the church celebrates the Ephiphany, the visit of three wise men who arrived from a far to offer gifts to the new born King.

Wednesday, 01 January 2014

Mass celebrating the sacredness of the family

by Stefan Attard

Mary-Mother-of-GodThis Sunday is dedicated to the family which is the focus of every society. On this special occasion, during the 11am mass, young Mikail Attard was baptised and welcomed in the Roman Catholic Church.

Carolling Christmas

Friday, 27 December 2013 - by Silvana Sultana - Read more

High Mass on Christmas Day

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 - by Stefan Attard - Read more

Season Greetings

Monday, 23 December 2013 - by Stefan Attard - Read more

Animating a Baptism at Xagħra Basilica

Sunday, 08 December 2013 - by Stefan Attard - Read more