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
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
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