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Commemorative event in Gozo to honour Mro Joseph Vella

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Memorial event in honour of Mro Joseph VellaA reminder that this Saturday, the 9th of March, is the commemorative event in honour of Maestro Joseph Vella, which was postponed from February because of the inclement weather.

Band marches will be played by the La Stella Band in honour of Mro Vella, departing from the Astra Theatre at 10am to the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria, where the commemorative event continues.

At 10.30am the event will be opened with an introduction by Peter Ciantar. This will be followed by a programme of speeches, together with excerpts from Mro Vella’s chamber works.

The Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana will then unveil a bust in honour of Professor Joseph Vella who passed away on the 25th of February last year. The bust is the work of Maltese sculptor Joseph Scerri.

This commemorative event is being organised by the Ministry for Gozo with the participation of the La Stella Philharmonic Society.

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