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JP2 Foundation launches Pope Saint John Paul II anniversary events

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JP2 Foundation launches Pope Saint John Paul II anniversary eventsTwo major events will be celebrated in 2020 related with Pope Saint John Paul II, and for these special anniversaries the JP2 Foundation of Gozo has launched a preparative year of events.

The Foundation will be marking the first centenary of the Birth of Karol Wojtyla on the 18th of May 1920, and the 30th anniversary of His Pastoral visit to Gozo and Malta, which took place on the 25/26/27th of May 1990.

The Visitation of Our Lady Basilica in Gharb, will host the inaugural concert on Saturday, the 25th of May. Gharb being the locality that hosted His Holiness during his visit to Gozo.

The concert will feature the Omnia Quartet, an international ensemble. Its members hail from Italy, Poland and Hungary.

They have graduated from prestigious conservatories in Europe and are all members of Philharmonic Orchestras.

The quartet share a common passion for chamber music, demonstrating remarkable versatility, playing music from the early baroque, up to the 21st century.

Omni Quartet will perform a programme of Mozart, Vivaldi, Respighi, Grieg and Tchaikovsky.

The evening will start at 8.00pm and everyone is invited to attend.

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