They were once part of the Strummin’ concerts and are now flying freely in the airwaves of the Maltese music scene. Symphonik Choir was formed in Strummin’ 5 For Life to support the singers and guitarists taking part in the fifth edition. The choir has participated in only two editions of the concert, but has gone on to become a strong choir with a sound of its own. I met up with Martha Axiak, the choir director for their upcoming concert ‘Seasons of Love’.
Martha has been in this choir since its inception and has seen it going through many changes. The six year old choir will be holding a concert, in aid of Don Bosco House run by St. Patricks, on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June 2012, at 8pm at the Attard Parish Auditorium. The concert, Seasons of Love, promises to be a great night of music for audiences of all ages, and a reminder of how better our lives are if we live and measure our lives in moments of love.
She speaks about the group of people with great enthusiasm: “The choir brings together people from different ages and backgrounds who work together to create a fun environment for the members to develop their talents and great friendships. Every year the choir, accompanied by a band, prepares a concert with a great mix of songs from different genres. From the uplifting and energetic Gospels to more reflective pieces; from tunes in the latest pop charts to the all-time classics, this concert will surely give the audience a great evening of song in a contagious atmosphere of fun, and all for a great cause.”
ŻĦN Symphonik Choir works within the Young Christian Workers (Malta) movement and uses the language of music to provide a space where young people can express themselves, and together with other young people, promote a message in favour of the human dignity and social justice … messages that are very much at heart to the work of the Young Christian Workers.
Proceeds from the concert will be used to help Don Bosco House, run by the Salesians of Don Bosco and a team of professional care staff. The house welcomes and provides a homely environment to young persons who have very few prospects of either being rehabilitated with their families or finding a foster family. By providing good role models and communicating sound values they hope to help the residents develop a good character and prepare themselves for future independent living.
Tickets are out now and cost €8, or €5 for children under 12 years of age, and can be booked by sending an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. The show starts at 8pm and will be held at the Attard Parish Auditorium (on the side of Attard Parish church). We wish Symphonik Choir the very best for their concert and look forward to see many of the Strummers at this event!