Mro. Vella`s Mass to be Performed at the Historical Pantheon in Rome!

Maestro Vella`s music has been performed widely across the world, in prestigious venues such as the Verzian Hall, Kimmel Centre for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia); the Carnegie Hall (New York); the Grand Hall, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow); the Mariinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg); the Dubai Opera House (United Arab Emirates); and the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall (Budapest), to name a few.

The list of prestigious venues will be enriched further next month. Maestro Vella`s ‘Hyland Mass for Peace and Unity’ (Opus 130) – a one-hour long mass composed in 2013 – will be performed within the magnificent setting of the historical Pantheon, in Rome, on Wednesday 21st June 2023.

The Hyland Mass was commissioned by New Yorker Christopher Hyland, the internationally celebrated textile designer, as a call to peace and unity for people throughout the world. It was premiered at St George`s Basilica, Victoria, Gozo in 2013 and subsequently received its international premiere at another prestigious venue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, located in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City, USA, in 2016.

Earlier on this year, in February 2023, it was also performed in Pristina, as part of the calendar of events marking Kosovo`s 15th Anniversary Independence Celebrations. The Pantheon concert in June 2023 will be the third time that this mass for boy soprano, soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists besides an SATB choir and orchestra will be performed outside the Maltese shores, in yet another milestone regarding Family Vella`s endeavours to further promote the music of Maestro Vella.

Family Vella would like to thank Mr Christopher Hyland, Fondazione Bartolucci and the Albanian Diaspora Business Network, amongst others, for their efforts in ensuring that this dream comes true, and looks forward with pleasure to participate in this magnificent concert accordingly.