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Victoria’s Statue of St George to visit Citta Pinto in Qormi

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Victoria's Statue of St George to visit Citta Pinto in QormiThe 125th anniversary celebrations of the arrival of Vincenzo Cremona’s statue of St George, will be given a boost next Saturday with special events organised in Qormi.

These special anniversary celebrations are being organised by the a Stella Philharmonic Society, and the events in Malta will be held in collaboration with ‘Ghaqda Muzikali San Gorg Martri – Qormi; which this year is celebrating the 125th anniversary since its foundation.

A symposium with the theme – Sculptor Vincenzo Cremona (1851-1912): His life and works – will be organised at the St George Martyr Band Club in Qormi, on the 22nd June, starting at 10.30am.

The Society explained that the list of speakers includes some of the most well-known scholars on socio-religious history in Malta; namely Fabian Mangion, Tony Terribile, Victor Caruana, and Dr Eugene F Montanaro.

It will also be addressed by the archpriest of St George’s Parish in Qormi. The event is being held through the help of the Malta Arts Council – Creative Communities.Victoria's Statue of St George to visit Citta Pinto in QormiThen on the Saturday evening, at 8.00pm, a special band march with the statue of St George will be held along the centre of Qormi, where, for the first time in its history, Cremona’s statue will parade outside the streets of Victoria.

The La Stella Band, Victoria, and the St George Martyr Band of Qormi, will also be marching together, on this occasion.

The 125th anniversary celebrations commenced this April, in Victoria, with a grand demonstration of the statue throughout the centre of Victoria by the La Stella Band, with the participation of St Margaret Band (Sannat).

The La Stella Philharmonic Society said that in the coming days it will reveal further special initiatives in connection with this anniversary, which form part of the external festivities of the Feast of St George, to be celebrated in Victoria during the third week of July.

For more details, visit the Facebook page Socjeta Filarmonika La Stella, or www.lastella.com.mt

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