Gloria – Making Music Malta International Music Festival is back with its 3rd edition, organised by Making Music Malta, St. Lazarus Foundation in aid of L-Istrina and the Richmond Foundation.
The Gloria-Making Music Malta International Music Festival will include national and international and talented soloists from Malta, UK, Isle of Man, Australia and China as well as 50 strong North West Festival Choir and 45 strong Chorus Urbanus to keep the public entertained.
The pianist for the festival will once again be the well-known Kevin Thraves. Several other international performers will attend the music festival and the main performance pieces are the Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini, the Gloria in D Major of Antonio Vivaldi and Ego sum Panis Vivus by John Galea. The choirs will be conducted by Dr John Bethell and Dr John Galea, an artisitic tandem that has strenghtened friendship and yielded fruitful outcomes between the two choirs during the past two editions.
The Gozo performance will take place at the parish church of San Lawrenz, on Thursday, the 13th of October. This event is being co-ordinated by Mr Alexis Callus and the San Lawrenz Mayor, Noel Formosa.
There is free entrance to all the performances and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the fantastic music of the Gloria Making Music Festival.
The full programme of events is shown below:
Saturday 8th October
8.30pm – Concert part of the Birgu Fest The Annunciation Church, Birgu Gloria in D Major by Antonio Vivaldi – Festival Choir + Soloists Extracts for the Messiah by G.F. Handel – Soloists.
Sunday 9th October
11.00am – Sung Mass Our Lady of Mount Parish Carmel Church, Balluta Bay Great Organ Mass by F.J. Haydn – Festival Choir, Fior Carmeli Choir + Soloists.
7.00pm – Gala Dinner Concert in aid of The Richmond Foundation Le Meridien St. Julians Hotel and Spa Musical Intervals by Aldo Busuttil and Corazon Mizzi (pre booking at € 45.00 per person).
Monday 10th October
7.00pm – Monday Ovations – Malta Cultural Institute Le Meridien St Julians Hotel and Spa Opera programme performed by Festival international soloists.
Wednesday 12th October
1.00pm – Concert St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta 1 hour Messiah extracts by G.F. Handel – Festival Choir + Soloists.
7.30pm – ‘Gloria’ Festival Concert St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta Gloria in D Major by Antonio Vivaldi – Festival Choir + Soloists Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Pucini – Festival Choir + Soloists.
Thursday 13th October
7.30pm – ‘Gloria’ Festival Concert The San Lawrenz Parish Church, San Lawrenz, Gozo. Gloria in D Major by Antonio Vivaldi – Festival Choir + Soloists Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Pucini – Festival Choir + Soloists New Composition by Mro. John Galea to be sung together with Corus Urbanus.
Friday 14th October
7.30pm – ‘Gloria’ Festival Concert St Paul’s Conversion Parish Church, Hal Safi Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Pucini – Festival Choir + Soloists Gloria in D Major by Antonio Vivaldi – Festival Choir + Kor Sine Macula + Soloists Sancte Paule by Mro. Toni Pace to be sung together with Kor Sine Macula.