Ahead of their journey to Austria next Wednesday to compete in the European Choir Games, the Santos Productions Choir this morning attended a coffee morning, at the City Hall, during which Mayor Tony Lima wished them well in their endeavour.
His Worship highlighted the Choir’s success in recent competitions, including their first place position in last year’s ‘Canta al Mar’ choir competition in Barcelona. Touching briefly upon the history of the choir, the Mayor noted that Christian Santos set up the group in 2007, when he ‘set off on yet another musical adventure’ and started recruiting boys and girls who have slowly become young men and young women. Mayor Lima added that the choir had since then grown from strength to strength and made Gibraltar extremely proud.
Founding member of Genesis and legendary guitarist Mike Rutherford was in Gibraltar Airport this morning catching a flight back to the UK.
As incursions by Spanish fishermen and Guardia Civil Vessels begin to creep into the press once again, an incident that occurred yesterday morning has sparked a statement from Algeciras Mayor and PP party deputy, Jose Ignacio Landaluce.
Speaking to Spanish Media outlet EFE, Sr. Landaluce insisted that this episode, which saw an intervention by the Guardia Civil, is part of an attempt by the Gibraltar Government to ‘promote tensions’ ahead of this Saturday’s 300th Anniversary commemoration of the Treaty of Utrecht signing.
Yesterday evening the Chief Minister called to deliver the Queen’s Birthday Greetings and his own card to Mr Michael Saliva who celebrated his 100th birthday.