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Further phase of San Lawrenz Church restoration completed

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Another part of San Lawrenz Church Restoration completedOn Wednesday, the 14th of December in the San Lawernz Parish Church, Gozo, another part of the restoration project, which is being carried out in the same church, will be inaugurated.

For this project, the San Lawrenz Parish together with the help and support of the Local Council has obtained funds from the European Union. These funds fall under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Operative Programme 1 – Cohesion Policy 2007 – 2013. The co-financing rate from the European Union Fund is 85% on the whole cost of the project, which is estimated to reach the value of €442,515.

The next part of the project that is being inaugurated concerns the restoration of the organ and the paintings of Guzeppi Cali in the church, five in all.

The inauguration will take form of a concert with the Levita Laurentius Choir accompanied by the newly restored organ. The choir will be under the direction of Joe Formosa with the participation of Pamela Bezzina. Other musical pieces will be presented by Noel Gallo, Robert Grech and Michael Farley who is the restorer of this organ. During the evening talks will be gvien about the restoration carried out on the paintings of Guzeppi Cali by Pierre Bugeja, the restorer of the paintings and by Noel Gallo about the restoration of the organ.

The parish of San Lawrenz is the first parish in Malta and Gozo to have benefited with the funds for the church restoration and the first parish to have concluded these works with the help and support of the San Lawrenz Local Council. In fact, last July the restoration of the church façade, the bell towers, the bells, the parvis and the lightning preventing system were inaugurated.

The inauguration event will be held on Wednesday, the 14th of December at 7:00pm in the Parish Church. Everyone is invited. For more information please contact the Local Council on 21563556.

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