‘The New Choral Singers’ is one of the foremost polyphonic vocal ensembles in Malta. Founded in 1994, the Choir was formed when a small group of friends came together to share their passion for music. From these humble beginnings, the Choir has grown to a 45-strong voluntary group whose primary purpose is to deliver the highest standards of choral singing for the musical delight of its audiences. Throughout the years as the number of choristers increased, the Choir has expanded its musical repertoire which now spans over 500 years of music: from Renaissance polyphony and baroque compositions, through to works of our time – music by celebrated composers such as Tallis, Mozart, Charpentier, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Rutter, just to mention a few.
The Choir regularly performs in Malta, giving concerts in select venues which over the years have included the Chapel at Bir Miftuħ, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, St. Paul’s Pro-Anglican Cathedral and the Manoel Theatre in Valletta; and the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Carmelite Priory in Mdina. Beyond musical education, the choristers frequently lend themselves to the animation of various events including fundraising activities for philanthropic organisations, corporate events and religious services. Furthermore, the Choir has participated in a number of local national festivities, including three editions of the Malta Arts Festival in 2008, 2010 and 2013.
The Singers enjoy close and fruitful working relationships with a number of composers and leading musicians on the island and have frequently partnered with prestigious local entities such as the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra as well as smaller instrumental groups. In addition to performing under the direction of its Musical Directors, the Choir also works with leading conductors which to-date included Michael Laus, Damiano Binetti and the internationally renowned conductor Wayne Marshall. Other partnerships include those formed for collaborative choral performances, during which the Singers have been joined by both local and foreign choirs.
The Choir is also constantly seeking to broaden its musical horizons. In this respect the Singers travelled to the United Kingdom in 2008 where they delivered three performances in the Cotswold area. Later, in August 2010, the Singers performed in the prestigious ‘Basilica Superiore’ in Assisi, Italy during a concert under the patronage of the Grand Master of the Order of St. John, and also sang during a High Mass in the ‘Basilica Inferiore’ also found in this beautiful medieval city.
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