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Chorus Urbanus in Sicily

The Chorus Urbanus will be on a choral engagement in Sicily from tomorrow until Thursday as the guests of Corale Polifonica Jonia, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Tomorrow, the choir will be performing during a concert at the Teatro Rex in Giarre. Chorus Urbanus will be singing four-part adaptations of Maltese folk tunes arranged by the choir’s director John Galea, and choral works from Italian opera.

The Corale Polifonia Jonia and Chorus Urbanus will join forces to perform the Agnus Dei from the Missa Ignes Charitatis, composed and conducted by Mro Galea at the Giarre cathedral on Tuesday. Tota pulchra es Maria, a choral work composed by Galea, will also be premiered.

On Wednesday, feast of the Immaculate Conception, the choir will perform the Missa in Fractione Panis during Mass at Giarre cathedral. The Ad Dei Laudem choir from Lentini, the Blossomed Voice from Villadossola and the Corale Jonia Junior from Giarre will also take part.

On Thursday, the choir will sing during Mass to be celebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at the sanctuary of the Madonna delle Lacrime in Syracuse. At the sanctuary there are art works by ex-Chorus Urbanus member artist Austin Camilleri.

Chorus Urbanus Productions has published a souvenir booklet for the occasion. It will be distributed during the various activities.

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