Papplewick School Choir performs in Malta – for the first time outside UK
A children’s choir from the city of Ascot in England has made its debut outside of the UK with three concerts in Malta last weekend.
A choir made up of the angelic voices of 16 boys and violinist Tonwyn Li, who attend Papplewick school in the UK, gave three concerts at Maltese churches on the invitation of the Pope John Paul II Foundation.
The choir led by Mro Robert Parton performed hymns by well-known composers such as John Rutter, Colin Gibson and Felix Mendelssohn.
The director of the choir and organist, Chris Goodwin, said that children are eager to join the choir and the 16 choristers rehearse every day.
”Music is really important its a universal language, a lot of boys who come to Papperwick are not English born, so its very important cause singing brings them together, singing is very important at our school, we pride ourselves on good singing at our chapel,” he said.
This was the first visit by the choir outside of the UK. In Malta, the concerts took place at the St John of the Cross church in Ta’ Xbiex where this year the parish is commemorating its 50th anniversary, the parish church of Our Saviour in Lija which is commemorating its 425th anniversary and the Sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna of Pompei in Marsaxlokk.