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Commemorating the Third Anniversary from Maestro Vella`s Demise

Maestro Joseph Vella passed away on February 25th, 2018. This year`s commemoration will focus on Maestro Vella`s close cultural links with the town of Rabat, Malta, where he lived for several years. In this regard, Family Vella is pleased to support and collaborate with the organisers of two... Read More

Rewwixta Symposium

A symposium - organised by Festivals Malta - focusing on Maestro Joseph Vella`s career as Composer, Conductor and Academic will be held on Wednesday 25th November 2020 at the Cathedral Museum, Mdina (10.30am). Following an introduction by Mro. Vella`s son Alan on behalf of the Family, three... Read More

MPO to Stream Vella Works as part of Public Service Week

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), in collaboration with The Office of the Principal Permanent Secretary and Heritage Malta, is celebrating Public Service Week by amongst others performing two important works by Maestro Joseph Vella, namely “Ħaġar Qim” (Opus 25) and “Rebbieħa”... Read More

Vella’s Contemporary Music at the Malta International Arts Festival

Maestro Vella`s music has once again been featured at the Malta International Arts Festival. Following last year`s performance of one of his earlier orchestral works – “Overture alla Concertante (Opus 23)” – the Malta International Arts Online Festival 2020 presented Maestro Vella`s... Read More

Research Work on Maestro Vella

One of Maestro Joseph Vella`s wishes was always to facilitate research work relating to his own compositions. Family Vella has just assisted Neville Pace, a student at the University of Malta`s School of Performing Arts, by providing the necessary musical scores for him to write his long... Read More

Maestro Joseph Vella, One of Malta`s Most Beloved Sons

On Friday 27th March 2020, world-renowned tenor Joseph Calleja performed a unique set of songs and arias from his home in Mellieħa, Malta, in a musical drive dedicated to the Maltese population and particularly to all those frontline health workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak. The... Read More

Mro. Vella`s Opera to be Premiered Posthumously alongside other Major Works

Festivals Malta, in collaboration with the Arts Council Malta and Family Vella, has announced a three-year project dedicated to three of Maestro Joseph Vella`s more elaborate compositions. Rewwixta, Opus 54, is an oratorio composed by Mro. Joseph Vella, depicting the revolt by the Maltese... Read More

New Hall To Be Dedicated to Mro. Vella

On the 29th of February 2020, a commemorative event was organised by the La Stella Philharmonic Society at the La Stella Band Club, Victoria Gozo, remembering the second anniversary of the untimely passing of Maestro Joseph Vella. Mr. Nathaniel Attard opened the event with an introductory... Read More

Major Digitisation Project Launched

In an official Press Conference held at St Paul’s Cathedral Mdina, Festivals Malta Director, Annabelle Stivala, announced the launch of a three-year project in collaboration with the Arts Council Malta, focused on the digitisation and revival of three masterpieces by the late Maestro Joseph... Read More

An Emotional Day – The Second Anniversary

Dad - Maestro Joseph Vella - passed away, two years to date. A big loss, an unexpected blow. Time flies, but memories abound. Sorely missed but still firmly alive, in our thoughts. Keep shining, dad! Our sincere gratitude to all those who continue showing their kind, genuine... Read More