B i o g r a p h y
The Animae Gospel Choir is a vibrant vocal ensemble based in Malta, featuring some of the islands' finest talents. Established in 2008 under the vision of popular Maltese singer Glen Vella, and with the creative direction of choir director and arranger Pamela Bezzina, along with the valuable contributions of Leontine Spiteri, the choir has evolved into a soulful powerhouse.
This dynamic ensemble, also led by keyboardist and manager Christian Borg, has continued to captivate audiences with its diverse repertoire. Animae Gospel Choir, initially founded by Glen Vella, maintains its commitment to musical excellence, offering memorable performances at various theatres and exclusive venues, from intimate gatherings to full-blown concerts.
While the choir has adopted a more low-key presence in recent times, it remains active, lending its uplifting voices mostly to high-profile private events. Noteworthy moments include a stirring a cappella rendition of the Maltese National Anthem during the 40th-anniversary celebrations of the Republic and a captivating performance at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta during Christmas in 2014.
Over its illustrious fifteen-year journey, Animae Gospel Choir has orchestrated three triumphant national-scale concerts, each a resounding success with sold-out audiences filling the expansive halls. These unforgettable events, held at the historic 280-year-old Manoel Theatre and the unique Republic Hall, MCC, both in Valletta, showcased the choir's versatility and soul-stirring performances. Collaborating with esteemed guests including Eurovision sensation Chiara Siracusa and Wintermoods' Ivan Grech, the choir transformed these concerts into memorable spectacles, leaving an indelible mark on Malta's music scene. These concerts stand as a testament to Animae Gospel Choir's enduring popularity and its ability to captivate hearts on a grand scale.
The choir's influence extends internationally, with performances in Assisi, Italy, and the iconic Westminster Cathedral in England. Over its nine-year journey, Animae Gospel Choir has organized three national-scale concerts, collaborating with special guests like Eurovision sensation Chiara Siracusa and Wintermoods' Ivan Grech.
The name 'Animae,' derived from the Latin word for 'soul,' reflects the ensemble's essence as a spiritual choir promoting positivity and unity. As Animae Gospel Choir continues to evolve and enchant audiences, its legacy as Malta's premier authentic gospel choir endures, promising more soul-stirring performances in the years to come.
AGC Mission Statement
“To inspire fulfilment among our choir members and diverse audiences through soul-stirring performances, delivering positivity and unity with the highest standards of gospel music.”