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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

Major Vella Works to Be Performed After 30 Years

Ever since Maestro Vella`s demise, Family Vella has been exploring ways and means to further promote the major works of Malta's leading contemporary composer. This resulted in a fruitful collaboration with Festivals Malta, focused on three of Maestro Joseph Vella`s more elaborate... Read More

Belgrade, too!

Maestro Vella`s 'Pan Revisited' (Opus 126) is one of the composer`s important compositions for flute. The 5 minute circa work for flute solo, composed in 2012, will be performed by acclaimed flautist Rebecca Hall on October 2nd 2022 as part of the "Weekend with the Artist" series organised by... Read More

Upcoming Performances of Mro. Vella Works

“Gaulitana: A Festival of Music” is back with concerts throughout the month of March 2022. The 15th edition will be held in different Gozitan venues, and kicks off on Saturday 5th March 2022 with a symphonic concert by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. The finale, focusing on Maltese music,... Read More

Commemorating the Fourth Anniversary from Maestro Vella`s Demise

Maestro Joseph Vella passed away on February 25th, 2018. On the fourth anniversary of his demise, Family Vella is pleased to collaborate with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) in commemorating Maestro Vella at the Dubai Opera, Dubai. ‘Rebbieħa’, Opus 45, will be performed by MPO on the... Read More

Three Vella Works with a Maltese Theme to be Performed during “GauLive”

In compliance with the latest health and safety regulations issued by the health authorities, the 14th edition of "Gaulitana: A Festival of Music" is being brought to an end with a series of six live public events in Gozo. “GauLive” will take place between the 10th September and the 9th... Read More

Mro. Vella Work Featured on ‘ARTE’

World-renowned Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja performed one of his own favourite works - Mro. Joseph Vella's "Il-Kebbies Tal -Fanali" - on Easter Sunday. This Easter Concert, alongside acclaimed violinist Daniel Hope (winner of the European Culture Prize 2015), was streamed on ARTE - billed as... Read More