The undoubted highlight of 2017 was choirís tour to Malta and Gozo, which took place in the last week of July.
It was a misty grey morning as the choir assembled in church ready for their 2000 mile journey.
Twelve hours later we were standing in blistering sunshine overlooking the Mediterranean, with views of Sicily to the North,
and Africa to the South.
Through our connection with Fr Simon Godfrey, former Rector of All Saintsí,
we had arranged to stay in the retreat house of the Franciscans.
Set peacefully on a lowly hilltop, only the sounds coming from the nearby waterpark disturbed the calmness and serenity.
Our first day saw us board a ferry to the northern island of Gozo,
where we performed an evening concert in the stunning basilica of their capital city.
The church was packed with standing room only, and the audience showed their appreciation warmly.
The next day we performed in St Johnís co-cathedral for their evening Mass in a challenging service
consisting entirely of unaccompanied plainchant.
The next day was a double bill, with morning mass at the Anglican Cathedral,
and an evening concert in the Cathedral of the famous walled city of Mdina.
On the fourth day we rested, with a trip to Splash & Fun Water Park.
It was certainly fun as advertised, but the choir were told that there was certainly to be no splashing.
This amazing experience was made possible by the children themselves.
They not only worked hard on the music throughout the year, but also did an exceptional job fundraising!
One brave 9 year old walked 77 miles and raised over £600 for the choir.
Another recorded a solo CD of classical and popular favourites!
Another little girl spent hours making and selling Christmas baubles in order to make the tour a possibility.
In total they raised over £4500.