The First edition of The Festival of Organs held in Gozo
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Yesterday the first edition of the Festival of Organs was held in Gozo, it was organized by the Gozo Culture Office within the Ministry for Gozo in collaboration with the Diocese of Gozo.
The Festival itself was initially launched last Friday in the Medieval Chapel of Santa Cecilia, with a ‘Pipe Organs in Gozo’ lecture which was given by organist Noel Gallo.
This festival continued with several concerts around Gozo, including one in the St. Augustine covent with the participation of organist Gino Mule ‘Stagno and the Choir Chorus Urbanus under the direction of Dr. John Galea. Another concert was held at San Lawrenz Church with the participation of organists Noel Gallo, Robert Grech and John Aquilina.
In addition, Sunday Masses in various churches were animated by the music of the organ. Thse included the Cathedral, the National Sanctuary of Ta ‘Pinu, the Basilica of Marija Bambina in Xaghra and the Basilica of St George in Victoria, organists Mons. Lawrence Sciberras, Ivan Attard, Noel Gallo and Dr. Joseph Camilleri together with Schola Cantorum Jubilate all participated.