Monday, 11 November 2013

Unexpected news Mro. Bartolucci passes away

by Silvana Sultana

Card. Bartolucci Coat of Arms‘I will sing to my God’

This was your motto and you sang to God through the many compositions you have written. You will now sing to Him from very near.

Domenico Bartolucci passed away today, Monday 11th November 2013 at the venerable age of 96. Florentine blood ran through his veins and like his native grand masters he was a very determined person, truly engaged in musical studies throughout his lifetime. He was Director Emeritus of the Sistine Chapel choir from 1956, right after Perosi’s death till 1997. He was also a member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Ceciilia. Critics consider him among the most authoritative interpreters of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci dies at the age of 96

by Stefan Attard

Sunday, 03 November 2013

A surprising result!

by Silvana Sultana

After a good breakfast at Porziuncola House, the choristers went to St. Patrick’s Church in Sliema to animate the 10.15am mass. Participating choirs animated various masses around Malta and this at St. Patrick’s was also included in the programme.

The congregation consisted on many parishoners together with many foreign residents who participated actively in the mass. The choir performed the sacred polyphony from the great masters like Palestrina, Bartolucci and from contemporary Portelli.

Saturday, 02 November 2013

Performing in Malta International Choirs’ Festival

by Stanley J. Portelli

Choir Festival 2013Schola Cantorum Jubilate’s first experience in the Malta International Choirs’ Festival (MICF) began yesterday evening with an evaluative performance in front of the judges. The repertoire consists in four pieces of sacred music; Palestrina’s Lauda Sion, Bartolucci’s O Sacrum Convivium, Rutter’s The Lord Bless You and keep You, and Jesu Dulcis Memoria, a musical piece purposely composed for the choir by Paul Portelli.

Saturday, 05 October 2013

Singing ‘The New City’

by Silvana Sultana

Last June, Schola Cantorum Jubilate recorded a newly composed piece by Ruben Zahra entitled ‘Vrbe Nova’. The lyrics are those written on the foundation stone of Valletta which still lies in the church of Our Lady of Victories. This new piece, rather modern in its genre and accompanied by percussion, is written for Valletta18.

Wedding at the Gozo Cathedral by SCJ

Saturday, 28 September 2013 - by Stefan Attard - Read more

A new chapter for SCJ

Sunday, 22 September 2013 - by Silvana Sultana - Read more

Wedding of a choir member

Saturday, 14 September 2013 - by Josette Sultana - Read more

Thanksgiving Pontifical High Mass

Saturday, 07 September 2013 - by Silvana Sultana - Read more