blooming-posterThis time around, Schola Cantorum Jubilate took a new initiative and presented a different concert on Sunday afternoon.

‘Blooming...afternoon tea with SCJ’ consisted of a concert of secular music related to the beauty of nature in this time of the year. This was followed by a refreshing tea party held at Ta’ Frenċ Courtyard.

wedding symbolsSchola Cantorum Jubilate animated with Wedding Mass of Luana Attard and Eric Portelli at the Basilica of Xagħra. Mass was officiated by Mgr. Arc. C. Refalo while the wedding rite was administered by Fr. Eddie Zammit.

SCJ choristers spent a weekend together at Porziuncola House in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq. They started with dinner and the evening prayers. After an introduction of the weekend’s programme the choristers had a short singing session led by SCJ conductor.  SCJ singers ended the day by sharing some recreational moments together, and then watched the epic movie ‘Les Chorister’


Schola Cantorum Jubilate animated the 11am Easter High Mass at the Basilica of Xagħra which was officiated by Mgr. Carmelo Refalo.

For the introit, the choir sang joyfully ‘Haec Dies’ (Zelenka) to announce the mystery of salvation. The repertoire included Oltarsi’s ‘Missa Cantate Domino’ and pieces by Tallis and Liberto.

This morning liturgy included the rite of baptism that was administered on newborn Krista Refalo. Joseph Camilleri accompanied the choir on the church organ.

The Paschal Triduum comes to an end with the Easter Vigil. Schola Cantorum Jubilate animated this solemn night at Ta’ Pinu National Shrine which started at 8.30pm. The liturgy started with the benediction of the fire, the lighting of the Paschal Candle and the proclamation of the Exultet which was sung by Stanley J. Portelli. Seven readings were read from the Old Testament and a psalm followed each reading. The Psalms were sung by seven choristers (Annalise Said, Anne Marie Bajada, Sephora Galea, Sylvana Cini, Silvianne Cini, Christian Mifsud and Joseph Bartolo). After a joyful ‘Gloria’ (Oltrasi), Marvic Cini sang the proclaiming Alleluia and the Psalm.