Next Sunday, the 24th of February, a commemorative event in honour of Maestro Joseph Vella, who passed away on the 25th of February last year, is being organised by the Ministry for Gozo with the participation of the La Stella Philharmonic Society.
The La Stella Band will play band marches in honour of Mro Vella, departing from the Astra Theatre at 10am to the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria, where the commemorative event continues.
The event will open at 10.30am with an introduction by Peter Ciantar. This will be followed by a programme of speeches, with excerpts from Mro Vella’s chamber works.
The Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana will then unveil a bust in honour of Professor Joseph Vella. The bust is the work of Maltese sculptor Joseph Scerri.
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