History - 2004

January 1, 2004
    EnKor on TV in a charity marathon for 'Id-Dar tal-Providenza'.

 

March 30, 2004
    TV recording by Net TV at the Mother of Good Counsel Church (Millennium Church), Paceville. An hour-long program was recorded live, consisting of pieces of both EnKor’s classical and gospel repertoire, including two EnKor originals composed for EnKor. One of the spirituals was also quite special because it contained rap.

 

April 9, 2004
    EnKor on TV. Good Friday. The Net TV recording was broadcast and could also be watched on the internet.

 

 

April 11, 2004
    Easter Sunday Mass at the Mother of Good Counsel Church (Millennium Church), Paceville. EnKor contributed to a very special Easter mass, which was led by Fr. Hilary Tagliaferro. People were touched by the amazing atmosphere due to a radiant mass. During this mass the congregation applauded already after the opening song King All Glorious. Four more rounds of applause followed.

 

April 30, 2004
    EnKor at the EU festivities. EnKor, in collaboration with the Malta Centre for Restoration, performed live in an open air concert. EnKor was asked to participate as the only mixed choir of Malta. Our performance was greatly appreciated and we received many compliments and positive reactions.



May 2, 2004

    EnKor on TV. Request for repetition of the Good Friday broadcast.

 

June 26, 2004
    EnKor on TV in a live performance of 30 minutes for a charity marathon. During this marathon the audience make donations for missions in Peru, the Philippines and Pakistan, and also for St. Joseph's Home in St. Venera from where the whole marathon was aired. Again an enthusiastic response from the audience.

 

July 2, 2004
    EU reception, private party at the request of the Dutch Ambassador held in the garden of his Residence for the president of Malta, ministers government members. Three sections of performances, classical, official and of course, gospel. EnKor sang both the Maltese and Dutch national anthems.

 

August 28, 2004 
    Opening Ceremony WOW, extension of the Millennium chapel, Paceville. EnKor sang a special mass for an audience of 800 people, including many Maltese and foreign dignitaries. Later on, the program was continued outside, where many people joined EnKor in their 'contagious' performance of their gospel repertoire.

 

 

September 11, 2004

    Gospel mass in Siggiewi, this mass was not like a traditional mass as it contained many gospel performances. The crowded parish church participated in this swinging gospel atmosphere. Afterwards EnKor was overloaded with positive comments about their performance, which continued for several days. 

 

October 3, 2004

    Wedding in Sliema. Josef Pace, one of our own EnKor members was married in St. Patrick's church to Suzanne Tabone. The mainly classical repertoire touched the audience and many positive comments were passed on to EnKor

 

 

December 7, 2004

    Christmas Concert at the Salesians Theatre, Sliema. This concert was organized by the Rotary Club La Valette Malta in aid of the Embellishment of the Santa Margherita Bastion. The audience was very enthusiastic and showed this by long applause after each piece. Sometimes the applause seemed never-ending, like after O Holy night, the own compositions, Riu, Silent Night, classicals and of course the gospels. 

 

 

December 10, 2004

    Christmas Concert at the Mother of Good Counsel Church, Paceville. Again this concert was very successful. The choir sound was warm, the dynamics were refined, expression and interpretation were touching. Some comments of people of the audience were that they were moved so much that they had to cry. 

 

 

 

Performances in the Netherlands 

December 19, 2004 

    Holy mass at Mother of Good Counsel Church, The Hague, the Netherlands, EnKor sang during mass for this international Parish (over 80 nationalities) and enjoyed a wonderful atmosphere. The inspiring father, many children from all over the world, the community and the choir, which sang also its own original compositions, contributed to such a unique experience! All ended clapping, singing, swinging and even stamping with their feet and whistling. EnKor sang 4 songs after the "final" song of the mass, which ended like a feast! 

 

December 19, 2004

    Christmas Concert at the Crowne Plaza Den Haag Promenade, the Hague. In this exclusive Hotel, EnKor sang a concert of an hour, in a beautiful decorated lobby, all over in Christmas style. EnKor sang a selection of their Christmas repertoire. Centuries-old music, new arrangements of traditional Christmas Carols, own compositions and of course some swinging gospels. 

 

 

December 20, 2004 
    Gala concert for Childright at 'De Duif', Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam. To mark the beginning of the Dutch EU-Presidency in July 2004, HE Mr. Rienko Wilton, the Netherlands Ambassador to Malta, hosted a reception at his Residence and asked EnKor to entertain his distinguished guests. To mark the end of the Dutch EU-Presidency, EnKor was invited to perform at a gala benefit dinner hosted by the Maltese Embassy in the Netherlands for the Nobel prizewinners children’s fund “Childright” (www.childright.nl)
Gala concert at De Duif, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam. EnKor sang the national anthems from both Malta and the Netherlands in its original languages by heart, just like the other pieces of the concert and the other performances in the Netherlands. Some medieval pieces, sung a capella from the balcony of De Duif overlooking the diners, made the audience experience an authentic atmosphere of hundreds of years ago.
    EnKor was singing from the balcony of the Duif. EnKor closed the evening by singing swinging gospels, including the King of Kings is Born, composed by EnKor’s very own member, Aldo Polidano. EnKor seemed to have put a spell on the audience since the guests joined in by singing along, dancing and applauding enthusiastically.