World Youth Choir – Auditions in Malta

EuroChoir – Auditions in Malta

The EuroChoir Project
EuroChoir is a unique choral event organized by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat in cooperation with a local partner every year in a different country. Initiated by AGEC in 1982, EuroChoir offers the opportunity to 60 young singers from 18 to 30 years old to get together for 8 days to rehearse a challenging program with two renowned conductors, improve their vocal skills with a vocal trainer and present the results of their work in public concerts. This special choir project aims to promote European choral music among young singers and to encourage cultural exchange within Europe.EuroChoir 2018

The EuroChoir 2018 will take place in Finland and Estonia, and it is part of the EU-funded “Sing Outside the Box” project. The singers will rehearse and perform in Helsinki (Finland) before joining the EUROPA CANTAT XX festival in Tallinn (Estonia) for the final concerts.Where and when?

Helsinki (Finland) 19 – 27 July, 2018
Tallinn (Estonia) 27 July – 1 August, 2018
The Choir will travel together from Helsinki to Tallinn by ferry on Friday 27 July.
After the concerts in Tallinn (Aug. 1), the participants are free to leave directly from Tallinn or go back to Helsinki and leave from there or stay at the Europa Cantat festival to its end.

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I Choose – Careers Fair Malta

Karnival ta’ Lwien

The Ministry for Education and Employment in conjunction with Pjazza Teatru Rjal is very proud to present a series of cultural evenings, titled Iljieli fit-Teatru.

 The first of these evenings is going to be held on Monday 12th February, 2018 at 19.30hrs-20:30hrs and will be called Karnival ta’ Lwien. Children (particularly those between 6 and 10 years of age) are invited to attend, wearing their carnival costume.

 This is going to be an evening dedicated especially to children’s literature and music and will be animated by Ms Audrey Friggieri and Ms Gisele Grima (piano).

 Since the seating is limited, booking is on a first come first served basis.  Parents and children are to book by Friday 9th February by sending an email


Venue: Green Room, Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta

Date:    12th February 2018

Time:   19:30hrs – 20:30hrs

Valletta 2018 Music Programme Kicks off

The award-winning The Other Europeans concert will take place on 3rd February at
Teatru Sant’Agata in Rabat.
Maltese act Hot Club of Valletta will also be performing on the night.

Conducting Masterclasses by Robert Ferrer

Valletta International PianoCompetition 2018

Students are invited to participate in the Valletta International Piano Competition 2018, which is going to be held  between  8 -11 February 2018 at the Temi Zammit Hall of the Mediterranean Conference Centre and Pallazzo Perreira.


Please find rules and regulations on the website–regulations.html

Categories & Programm


Category  A  –     7 – 9   years    programme duration:  4 min
Category  B  –   10 – 12  years    programme duration:  8 min


Category  C  –   13 – 15  years    programme duration:  12 min
Category  D  –   16 – 18   years   programme duration:  15 min


Category  E  –   19 – 23   years   programme duration: 20 min ( 1st Round ), 20 min ( 2nd Round )
Category  F –    24 – 28   years   programme duration:  20 min ( 1st Round ), 20 min ( 2nd Round )



Programme  must include  2 ( two ) contrasting  piano works  of  2 ( two )  different styles:  baroque,  classical, romantic  or contemporary.  For example:
1 option:   classical movement  and  modern work
2 option:   baroque and  romantic work
Competitors  may also  include a piece written by  any of  Maltese composer.

Full details of each piece/work of the applicant’s repertoire must be listed and should include:

  1. Name of composer
  2. Full title of the piece
  3. Catalogue/Opus Number
  4. Movement
  5. Approximate Timing

The repertoire may not be altered after Monday  1st  January 2018. If competitors wish to make any changes to their repertoire before this date, they must post or email a typed copy of their full repertoire programme (individual  changes cannot be sent separately).
Repeats are left to the artistic discretion of the competitor. Repertoire  preferred to be performed from memory.
Each participant can have an acoustic rehearsal in the Concert Hall  (not longer  than 10 minutes).

An application Fee

An application fee of  100 EUR ( Category A, B )  and  120 EUR ( Category C, D, E, F )  should be paid at the time of registration to the Competition by cheque or online by credit card. In case of participants’ resignations application fees will not be refund.  All bank charges/fees are the responsibility of the applicant and are not to be deducted from the EUR 100 and EUR 120.00  entrance fee.  Applicants will be asked to pay any short fall if a total  amount of application fee  is not received.


– Applicants should retain copies of all material sent, as the Competition cannot return any materials or accept responsibility for any documents lost.
– The Competition takes no responsibility if applications are lost; applicants are encouraged to use recorded delivery or registered post.
– An acknowledgement will be sent to each applicant by email upon receipt of the completed application.
– The selection panel reserves the right to request additional information from an applicant.
– Biographical details will be checked by the selection panel. Inaccurate or misleading biographical information may lead to a Competitor’s disqualification.
– Only fully completed applications will be submitted to the selection panel.
– All parts of the application, including any references must be completed in English.



Online application form


Deadline for applications for local pianists: 24 December 2017.





Christmas with Wayne Marshall & The New Choral Singers

In a feast of Christmas music The New Choral Singers will be presenting the 20th edition of their annual seasonal concert ‘Musical Tidings’.

Wayne Marshall – Conductor and Organist

Mauro Farrugia – Resident Conductor

Tuesday 19 December 2017: St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Valletta

in aid of St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral

Friday 22 December 2017: St. Publius Parish Church, Floriana

in aid of the Karl Vella Foundation (VO/0992)

Both concerts start at 7.30pm

World acclaimed BBC Proms virtuoso organist and conductor, Wayne Marshall is currently chief conductor of WDR Funkhausorchester Cologne and Organist and associate artist of the Bridgewater Hall.

Under the musical guidance of Mauro Farrugia, this being his first Christmas with the group, the choir has carefully prepared an expansive range of Christmas carols that are bound to appeal to audiences of all ages.

As in prior years, and in the spirit of the season, the audience will be invited to join the choir in song for some traditional favourites.

Entrance: Free of charge (no booking is required). A retiring collection will be held at the end of both concerts

Corto Maltese – Auditions


Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea

Teatru Manoel Education Programme: Toi Toi and Valletta 2018 Foundation are producing a commissioned piece with a score by Monique Krüs and libretto by Tama Matheson on Thursday 20th September and Saturday 22nd September 2018. Corto Maltese, the most enigmatic hero of the Italian adventure comic series, known as ‘the rogue with the heart of gold’ and created by Hugo Pratt, is the protagonist for the first ever staged opera production of the first adventure: The Ballad of the Salty Sea.

Directed by Corina van Eijk

Conducted by Monique Krüs

This is the fourth annual youth opera, produced through a match-funding initiative with the Valletta 2018 Foundation and as part of the Cultural Programme for Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture.

AUDITIONS: Saturday 13th January 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday 31st December 2017