The renowned Maltese Nuns’ Choir, Ekklesia Sisters, participated in the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree Concert held in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem which Concert is held every first Saturday of December in the town’s central Manger Square.
This Concert is organized by the Bethlehem Municipality and is attended by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami al Hamdallah and the Palestinian Minister for Tourism and the Antiquities, Rula Maa’yah.
During her speech, the Mayor of Bethlehem, Prof Vera Baboun, praised the collaboration between the Bethlehem Municipality and the Representative Office of the Republic of Malta in Ramallah, Palestine in bringing the Maltese Nuns’ Choir to sing in this heartwarming concert which is attended by thousands of people, Palestinians and tourists from all over the world.
During their stay in Palestine, the Nuns were welcomed by the Representative of Malta resident in Palestine, Mr Reuben Gauci, who was reponsible for the organization of this cultural diplomacy event. A television crew from the popular Maltese programme ‘Xarabank’ traveled from Malta with the nuns and documented their whole visit including their participation in the Bethlehem Concert.
The Representative Office of the Republic of Malta in Palestine thanked Pharmacare (Palestine-Malta) and Bethlehem Hotel for sponsoring the event.