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Joseph Vella: A Man for all Seasons – Remembering Joseph Vella

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Joseph Vella: A Man for all Seasons - remembering the life of Joseph VellaJoseph Vella: A Man for all Seasons – is the title of the next lecture at Il-Hagar Museum in Victoria, and will take place to mark the anniversary of Joseph Vella’s sudden demise last year.

Dr Maria Frendo will deliver the lecture in English and it will be followed with the official opening of a temporary Exhibition about Professor Vella as a pioneer in the use of Maltese texts.

Il-Hagar Museum said that it is the proud owner of the Joseph Vella Music Archive, donated by him on this cultural centre’s fifth anniversary.

The lecture will be held on Friday, the 22nd of February, starting at 7.30pm. Entrance is free but booking on events@heartofgozo.org.mt is recommended.

Other events for these anniversaries include two concerts, the first on Saturday, the 23rd of February at noon: which will be a concert of sacred motets by the Liverpool Cathedral Choir at St George’s Basilica, with Director of Music Lee Ward. Then at 8pm there is a concert of Joseph Vella’s compositions at Aula Mgr Giuseppe Farrugia, with the participation of the Laudete Pueri Choir and soloists, Director George J. Frendo. On Sunday, the 24th 11am Holy Mass for the repose of Mro Joseph Vella’s soul, celebrated by Dr Joseph Farrugia, with the participation of the Laudate Pueri Choir at St George’s, followed by a buffet lunch at 12.30pm at the Hotel Calypso.

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