Mro. Vella`s Music Performed at the Pantheon, Rome
Maestro Joseph Vella`s ‘The Hyland Mass – A Prayer for Unity in Diversity’ (Opus 130) – a one-hour long mass composed in 2013 – was performed within the magnificent setting of the historical Pantheon, in Rome, on Wednesday 21st June 2023.
The concert also included additional related works by Maestro Vella, notably ‘The True Face of God’ (Opus 150), ‘Credo’ (Opus 151) and ‘Fanfare and Anthem for Peace’ (Opus 134).
Michele Manganelli, Maestro di Cappella at Firenze`s prestigious Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, directed the Orchestra Sinfonica Romana, various soloists and the 65 strong International Operatic Choir.
Several dignitaries were present for the occasion, including H.E. Albin Kurti, President of Kosovo and H.E. Cardinal Dominique Mamberti, Honorary President of the Fondazione Bartolucci. H.E. Pierre Clive Agius, Malta`s Ambassador to Russia and Mr. Christopher Hyland, the internationally celebrated American textile designer, also attended.
Family Vella, who were also present for this unique event, would like to thank Mr Christopher Hyland, Fondazione Bartolucci and the Albanian Diaspora Business Network, amongst others, for their efforts in promoting this extremely well-attended concert at the Pantheon.