Leone Band’s 150th anniversary celebrations in Marsalforn

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Leone Band's 150th anniversary celebrations in MarsalfornGozo’s Leone Band is continuing its 150th anniversary celebrations with a string of musical concerts. Fresh from its success with the televised 6th edition of Leone Goes Pop, it is set for a repeat performance in Marsalforn, next Tuesday, the 23rd of July, starting at 9pm.

As is now customary, the Leone Band attaches a noble profile to the Marsalforn edition of Leone Goes Pop, so while seating is provided free of charge, a collection will be held with the proceeds donated to Puttinu Cares.

This sum is added to other collections for charitable deeds, which the Leone Band has been conducting during several of its anniversary celebrations.

Singers Chiara and Deborah C will participate together with the Leone Band in Gozo’s most popular resort. Colin Attard will lead the Leone Band.

Following on from the Marsalforn concert, the Leone Band will be presenting ‘Leone150,’ the Jubilee Concert, on Friday, the 9th of August, starting at 9pm

This will be a gala concert featuring the Leone Band, Maltese tenor Charles Vincenti, baritone Alfred Camilleri and pop singers Pamela Bezzina and Mario Caruana. The event will celebrate the 100 years of the great cantata hymn of Santa Marija, composed in 1913 by Orlando Crescimanno, affectionately known as Una Gloria, as well as the Leone Band’s own sesquicentenary (150 years).

The Programme for the evening will range from classical opera to contemporary music, the concert will take the audience on a 150-years-long musical journey, ending with spectacular evergreen classics.

The Society said that this will be first time a pyrotechnical show, synchronized with live music, has been produced in Gozo, as the Leone Band premieres Jubilee Spectacular, a medley for band and fireworks.

The Jubilee Concert will be held in Republic Street, in front of the Aurora Opera House. The Society said that it will be a red-carpet night, with dignitaries and distinguished guests expected, together with party members, supporters, locals and tourists.

Seating is free of charge, but reservations are highly recommended on 21562974, info@leone.org.mt or at the Leone Band Club.

Photographs by Shaun Sultana show Leone Goes Pop (6th edition) – Pop for a Jubilee, Victoria, 15th June 2013.

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