ECS raises €1680 for charity in Valletta

Ealing Choral Society raises €1680 for charity in Valletta

Malta Independent 1 July 2017

  • Photo taken at the concert of British Choral Classics in Valletta, Malta on the 24th June. From left to right: Jonathan Williams (Ealing Choral Society Conductor), Joseph Lia (Baritone), Sue Clark (ECS Chairman), the British High Commissioner Stuart Gill, Paul Tillbrook (Chaplaincy Council Secretary, St Paul's Cathedral), Joe Tanti (Composer and member of the Greenfields), Carmen Tanti (member of the Greenfields).

The Hallelujah chorus and Jerusalem were amongst a host of ever-popular choral classics performed by Ealing Choral Society at St Paul’s Cathedral in Valletta last Saturday 24th June 2017 at 7pm.

Ealing Choral Society, one of London’s top amateur choirs, gave the concert at St Paul’s Cathedral to an audience of some 165 people, including the British High Commissioner Stuart Gill and his wife Maggie. The choir was conducted by Dr Jonathan Williams, accompanied by organist Alexander Pott with Maltese baritone Joseph Lia as the soloist.

The retiring collection for two very deserving charities – Puttinu Cares and the St Paul’s Cathedral Restoration Fund – raised a total of €1,680.

The choir also sang Il Karozzin, specially arranged for the occasion by Dr Jonathan Williams. The song was originally written by Joe Tanti in the 1970s and originally performed together with his wife Carmen and Charles Bajada, namely the Greenfields trio. Joe and Carmen also attended the concert and were delighted to lead the audience and choir in an encore of Il Karozzin.