Archive for October, 2010

The Beatles Philharmonic Tribute in London

Beatles Philharmonic Tribute Logo

Claire McCartin had the honour to perform as part of a 100-strong choir from Malta in The Beatles Philharmonic Tribute held at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 28 October, 2010.

The world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Alan Chircop, took the audience down memory lane with a music spectacular of classical interpretations of Beatles’ songs. This musical marriage combined dramatic orchestral arrangements imaginatively fused together with rock and pop. Special guest stars included Dame Shirley Bassey, Tony Christie, Darius Campbell, Lenny Zakatek and the UK’s Soul Queen Beverley Knight.

The event was hosted by Fayon Cottrell and was supporting the Noah’s Ark Appeal, the Malta Community Chest Fund and Nordoff Robbins amongst others.

Listen to the Music with Voices

Claire singing at Voices 2010

Claire McCartin participated once again in the much-awaited bi-annual event – VOICES – this year’s theme being LISTEN TO THE MUSIC. Besides being a choir member, Claire was also chosen as the soloist of Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom.

Ten concerts were held between 6–10 and 13–17 October, 2010 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. This year, the repertoire included such songs as Volare, Philadelphia Freedom, Hallelujah, The Show Must Go On, Nessun Dorma and Viva La Vida, plus a few surprises.

Everyone involved in VOICES, from the 200-strong choir and the live band to the Committee, choir directors and backstage and Front-of-House crews, offers their time on a voluntary basis, and all ticket sales from the VOICES concerts go directly to charity. Since Voices began in 1991, funds totalling almost €1.2 million have been distributed. See


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