In Honour of Maestro Vella

The Victoria International Arts Festival 2024 (VIAF 2024), held yearly in honour of Maestro Joseph Vella, kicks off with an inaugural concert to be held on Friday 14th June at St. George`s Basilica, Victoria Gozo, at 8pm. The event will consist of Mro Vella's acclaimed 'Rebbieħa', a 12... Read More

Inauguration of Professor Joseph Vella Hall

What an incredible weekend of Joseph Vella related emotions! The Soċjetà Filarmonika La Stella recognized the need to invest in the future by building a modern hall at the Astra Theatre that will be used for the musical needs (rehearsals, recordings etc) of the Society, but not only. It is... Read More

Valeriana Premiered on the 4th May 2024!

Maestro Vella`s opera Valeriana was premiered on Saturday, May 4th 2024 at the evocative Astra Theatre in Gozo, where Maestro Vella spent nearly 50 years as musical director, conducting countless operas too. Family Vella would like to thank Festivals Malta for their collaboration, in... Read More

My Maestro Dad’s Final Creation

Maestro Vella`s elder son, Alan, penned an interesting article on 'The Times of Malta's edition of the 23rd April 2024, linking his childhood memories concerning Puccini`s Turandot (whilst studying for his theory of music exam) to his own father`s opera ‘Valeriana’. The article, entitled ‘... Read More

Two Weeks to Go!

It has taken six long years but the moment has finally arrived! Valeriana - the opera that Maestro Vella was composing at the time of his passing in 2018 - will be premiered on Saturday May 4th 2024 at the Teatru Astra, Gozo. Family Vella would like to thank Festivals Malta for their... Read More

Vienna next!

On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Malta’s accession to the EU, the Embassy of Malta in Austria is organising a concert of sacred choral music at Vienna`s imposing Votivkirche on the 11th April 2024, at 1900 hrs. The Laudate Pueri Choir, under the direction of Rev. George J. Frendo,... Read More

Maestro Joseph Vella’s Opera to be Premiered in May 2024

The world premiere of Joseph Vella`s opera in four acts ‘Valeriana – The Titan’s Rock’ (Opus 155), will take place at the Astra Theatre in Victoria, Gozo, on Saturday May 4th 2024. Maestro Vella was composing ‘Valeriana’ at the time of his passing in 2018. The opera is based on a... Read More

Vella`s Music to be Performed in Romania

The Romanian Orchestra Sinfonica a Filarmonicii 'Ion Dimitrescu', in collaboration with "Gaulitana: A Festival of Music”, will be performing two important Joseph Vella works on the 4th March 2024 in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania. ‘Rapsodija Maltija’ (Opus 26) was originally written for... Read More

Commemorating the Sixth Anniversary since Mro Vella’s Demise

Mro Vella passed away on February 25th 2018. The cherry on the cake marking this year's commemoration will be the post-mortem premiering of Vella's opera 'Valeriana' (Opus 155), which cements Family Vella's collaboration with Festivals Malta following the performance of other major Vella works... Read More

Collaborative Agreement between Family Vella, FBV and VIAF

Family Vella, owners of the intellectual property rights related to the music of the late Maestro Joseph Vella, is pleased to communicate that agreement has been reached with Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria, administrators of Il-Hagar – Heart of Gozo Museum, Victoria, Gozo, cementing their... Read More