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In its early years, the St Paul Choral Society (SPCS) quickly gained a good reputation after successful concerts at St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Mdina Cathedral and the President’s Palace.     It has often performed at St John’s Co-Cathedral, where it presented a concert of French sacred music (including Louis Vierne’s Messe Solennelle) in 2000, a Christmas concert with the Cantores Sancti Juliani in 2001, the oratorio The Crucifixion by John Stainer in 2003, the oratorio San Gregorio Magno by Carmelo Scerri in 2004, a concert in aid of the Malta Hospice Movement in 2005, the Mozart in Salzburg concert in 2006, the O Praise the Lord concert in 2008, the Dona eis Requiem concert in 2010, a Christmas Concert in 2011, the Best of Karl Jenkins concert in 2012, the Gounod concert in 2014, a Mozart concert in 2016, and the Vivaldi Gloria in 2018.    To date it has performed in over three hundred singing events in Malta and abroad. In Advent every year since its inception, the SPCS has led the singing in the traditional Anglican Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held at St Paul’s Cathedral and at Holy Trinity Church in Sliema, except in 2020 because of COVID.    In 2008, as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, it issued a highly successful CD of Christmas carols with the name O Ġesù, Ħelwa Tarbija.     In 2009 it took part in the Malta International Choir Festival and Competition, organised by the Interkultur Foundation. The choir was the only Maltese one which competed with the visiting choirs from abroad. It won a Silver Diploma (Level V), at that time the highest ever placing earned by a Maltese choir ever since Interkultur established its global choir ranking system.    In 2011, the choir travelled to London, where it took sang at several prestigious venues, including St Paul's Cathedral, St Michael's Parish Church Cornhill and Westminster Cathedral.    In 2013, the choir toured in Austria, singing in five elite venues: St Stephen's Cathedral and the Votive Church in Vienna, Melk Abbey, the University Church in Salzburg and St James Cathedral in Innsbruck.    In 2015, the choir toured Paris, singing at the Madeleine, at St Sulpice and the Cathedral of Notre Dame; the first Maltese choir ever to do so.    In 2017, the choir toured on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, singing to very large audiences in Burgos Cathedral, Leon Cathedral, the Monastery Church of San Martin Pinario, and the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.    In 2019, the choir toured Germany, France and Luxembourg in its Heart of Europe Tour, singing in elite venues in Saarbruecken and in Metz and Luxembourg Cathedrals.    In 2023, as part of its Silver Anniversary celebrations to choir sang in Rome at St Peter's Basilica, the Basilica del Sacro Cuore, the Chiesa di San Paolo entro le Mura, the Basilica di Santa Sabina, and the Basilica di Santa Cecilia.