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

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... Read More

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... Read More

Mro Vella`s Career Highlights…..Via a Musical Bench!

A musical bench, dedicated to Mro. Vella, has just been installed within the Villa Rundle Public Gardens in Victoria, Gozo. His career highlights and excerpts of some of his major musical works are now accessible on the actual bench, and via QR code. Lovely initiative by the Cultural Heritage... Read More

Commemorating the Fifth Anniversary From Maestro Vella`s Demise

Time flies, five years have passed since Maestro Vella`s untimely demise on February 25th, 2018. As in previous years, Family Vella is commemorating this anniversary through a number of initiatives held locally and abroad. Maestro Vella`s ‘Hyland Mass’ (Opus 130) – a one-hour long mass... Read More

Kosovo`s 15th Anniversary Independence Celebrations

Maestro Vella`s ‘Hyland Mass’ (Opus 130) – a one-hour long mass composed in 2013 – has been included in the calendar of events marking Kosovo`s 15th Anniversary Independence Celebrations. The concert was a great success and well received by the audience that included numerous dignitaries... Read More

Rewwixta….Performed After 30 years!

On 4th November 2022, Maestro Joseph Vella`s ‘Rewwixta’ (Opus 54) was performed at the Mdina Cathedral as part of Festivals Malta`s “Three Palaces Festival.” ‘Rewwixta’ is a one-hour long cantata for four soloists (soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor and baritone), and was performed... Read More

Digitisation, Not only Performances!

In two weeks’ time, two major Vella oratorios will be performed during the Three Palaces Early Opera & Music Festival: ‘Rewwixta’ on the 4th November at the St Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Mdina whilst ‘Il-Belt Rebbieha’ will be the Festival`s closing event, performed on the... Read More