The Marriage of the Virgin by Bernardo DaddiMandy Farrugia and Clint Falzon asked Schola Cantorum Jubilate to animate their Nuptial Mass at the Basilica of Maria Bambina in Xagħra, Gozo. This is the first wedding of the year for the choir.

The bride was welcomed in the Basilica by Marouska Attard who interpreted Gounod’s ‘Ave Maria’. Among the various pieces performed, there were ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ (Mozart) and ‘Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring’ (Bach). The choir and ensemble were directed by Marouska Attard.

Congratulations to the new couple!

easter sundayOn Easter Sunday Schola Cantorum Jubilate kept its appoitment of animating the 11.00 am mass at the Xagħra Basilica. During the introit procession the choir sang ‘Surrexit Christus’.

easter saturdaySchola Cantorum Jubilate animated the Liturgy of the Easter Vigil at the National Shrine of Ta’ Pinu. The liturgy, during this most solemn of nights in the Catholic liturgical calendar, starts with the benediction of fire, the lighting of the Paschal Candle and the proclamation of the Exultet. The latter was interpreted by Tenor Stanley Portelli who announced Christ resurrection from the pulpit. The reading of the seven lessons from Scriptures follows suite, reminding the faithful the history of Salvation from the moment of creation. Seven choristers (Diana Formosa, Ann Marie Bajada, Sephora Galea, Sylvana Cini, Silvianne Buttigieg, Christian Mifsud and Joseph Bartolo) sang the psalms and led the congration in order to sing in one voice to glorify the Lord.

good fridaySchola Cantorum Jubilate animated the adoration of the cross at the National Shrine of Ta’ Pinu. The liturgy started at 3.00 pm in silence as a sign of mourning while commemorating the passion and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

holy thursdaySchola Cantorum Jubilate’s first appointment during the Paschal Triduum at the National Shrine of Ta’ Pinu, was on Holy Thursday. On this day the Church commemorates the Last Supper of Our Lord before entering into a three day mourning period. The choir was under the direction of Marouska Attard and Joseph Camilleri, accompanied on the Organ.