Music and dance at the openingNov 4th, 2011 | By hen | Category: Choir Events, Featured Articles, Int. Choir Competition & Festival Malta, Top Post
Good news first: The weather remained dry! There was high-wind at opening of the 4th International Choir Competition and Festival Malta 2011 and the big choir parade, but no rain. We were lucky!
After the parade through the city and the official welcome in the courtyard of President’s Palast there was a Welcome Reception with spontaneous music and dance. The Russian choir Anima started, some musicians joint them and the dancefloor in Lower Barakka Gardens opened!
Today there’s even a bit of sun in Malta, probably there won’t be any rain. This must be a good omen for this day, for the competitions’ starting. First there will be the “Folklore” category, followed by youth choirs and the “Musica Profana” and “Popular Choral Music” categories.
Tonight “Singing for Peace” in St. John’s Cathedral is a first highlight that is so special about the Int. Competition and Festival in Malta. Representatives of different denominations as Christianity, Islam and Judaism will say prayers. Before and after that, participating choirs from different nations will perform sacred and traditional pieces. It’s a small contribution to mutual respect and peace among nations and religions of the world.
Find photos of parade and opening in our flickr set:
There’s more to come soon!