Gozo’s Island Brass Quintet perform ‘Fanfares in an alley’
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Last Wednesday, the alley at the end of St Theodore Street, Xewkija, Gozo, hosted a concert by Gozo’s Island Brass Quintet The quintet performed various numbers, during an open-air concert, making up part of this year’s edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music.
The concert was preceeded by a tour of a sundial found at a private locality in the alley. It was kindly made available by its owner Mr Philip Buttigieg. The sundial, which is believed to be the oldest in existance in Europe, was constructed by the Knights of St. John in 1546, in a small country residence for their own use in an area, which at that time, would have been all countryside.
The tour was led by Xewkija mayor, Dr Monica Vella, who also headed the audience present for the concert. The evening was held in collaboration with the Xewkija Local Council.