The tenth anniversary of the opening of the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Sofia was celebrated with a concert of the Colmar Boys’ Choir at the Aula Magna of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) on April 25. The official guests of the event included the Vice President of Bulgaria Margarita Popova, representatives of Bulgarian institutions, ambassadors and other diplomats from embassies in Bulgaria. In his address to the attendees H. e. Mr. Camillo Zuccoli, Ambassador of the Order of Malta to Bulgaria, reminded that the Sofia embassy was opened on the very day when the treaty for the accession of Bulgaria to the EU was signed ten years ago.
The Colmar Boys’ Choir sang songs in various languages, including Bulgarian. It created the feeling of union with Europe and the world through music. At the end of the concert Vice President Popova and BAS President Academician Stefan Vodenicharov climbed onto the stage to congratulate the Choir singers and their conductor in person. Ambassador Zuccoli expressed his cordial gratitude, too.
The Colmar Boys’ Choir was established 30 years ago by Ms. Arlette Steyer who is still its Artistic Director and Conductor. The choir is considered as one of the most successful representatives of Alsace art.