Joseph Calleja to perform in annual fundraising Christmas Concert

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Joseph Calleja to perform in annual fundraising Christmas ConcertThe third edition of the BOV Joseph Calleja Fund Raising Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, the 20th of December, at the Divine Mercy Chapel in San Pawl tat-Targa starting at 7.00pm.

Joseph Calleja, accompanied by a number of scholars currently being supported by the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation, will be performing a repertoire of Christmas songs in an intimate atmosphere.

The concert will be followed by a reception at Villa Arrigo that will also be attended by Joseph Calleja and the accompanying artists.

All donations raised from the Concert will go towards the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation.

"In the relatively short time since the inception of the Foundation, we are already supporting a good number of 'scholars' to maximise their artistic potential and making a difference in their lives," explained Joseph Calleja.

He added, "I am really eager to perform alongside these exceptionally talented musicians during this concert, which has now become a regular event in our cultural calendar."

Set up two years ago, the Foundation has a two-pronged focus, 'the Gifted Youth' and 'the Vulnerable Child'. Launched earlier this year, 'The vulnerable child' arm sees the Foundation partnering with a number of organisations with a view to develop specific programmes that aim to assist the development of underprivileged children.

Speaking about the Patron scheme of the Foundation, Roderick Chalmers, Chairman of the Foundation's Board, explained, "in addition to the annual contributions of the founding parties, Bank of Valletta and Joseph Calleja, the Foundation relies on the generous response of a number of patrons and benefactors to be able to perform its mission. This concert is our major fund raising event, and we are anticipating another sold-out event this year."

Seats for the concert are available against a donation of €100 each. Tickets may be reserved through the booking website http://www.ooii.com.mt.

Benefactors who attend the concert will also have the opportunity to meet Joseph Calleja and the guest artists during a reception hosted at Villa Arrigo following the concert.

Further information about the concert and the BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation can be found at http://www.bovjosephcallejafoundation.com.

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