The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is thrilled to announce an educational initiative aimed to liven up classrooms with Christmas Spirit! Conscious that this year schools are forfeiting most of their usual Christmas activities, Għanjiet tal-Milied was developed to address these necessary changes in scholastic tradition.
This innovative project, rooted in the MPO’s mission to promote culture and arts, is intended for all children attending primary schools around the Maltese Islands, giving teachers and students access to several Christmas Carols in the Maltese Language. Under the artistic direction of Daniel Cauchi, these traditional carols are being re-created and recorded by the MPO with lyrics penned by renowned Maltese authors, with the intention of brining children closer to both classical music and our native language.
Furthermore, this project aims to instigate children’s creativity by encouraging teachers and schools to create small projects with these carols, through a readily available online kit. This includes the recorded tracks (in sing-along and full versions) as well as several engaging opportunities for children to relate to music, through the use of animations and illustrations, games and trivia as well as a carol presented in sign language, promoting Malta’s official third language.
Subsequently, activities organized by schools – adhering to health guidelines – shall be shared on the MPO’s digital media platforms.