Gozo performances for the Malta International Organ Festival
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Undoubtedly, one of the largest events during this time of the year for the lovers of art and classical music is the Malta International Organ Festival, which this year will take place from the 19th of November till the 9th of December.
A festival surely not to be missed with 17 concerts, including 2 in Gozo, by world renowned musicians in the Cathedrals, Basilicas and Churches across the Maltese Islands.
Cultural Heritage is often associated very narrowly with museums and archaeological sites, but Malta possesses a much more extensive patrimony of heritage assets including music and our beloved churches and cathedrals.
It was with the arrival of the knights of St John and the lifting of the Great Siege of 1565, that the building of modern Malta commenced, and the archipelago's landscape was transformed beyond configurations that had changed very little since prehistoric times. Fortifications, wonderful palaces and a network of small cities, towns and villages emerged, where at the heart of each was a church.
These small cities, towns and villages today form the historic centre of our archipelago's urban landscape, and many are also the venues for the Malta International Organ Festival.
The programme in Gozo will be for 2 concerts, details of which are shown below:
Sunday, the 20th of November Organ & Clarinet Concert
Erwin Wiersinga (Netherlands)- Organ, Yfke Hoogevee(Netherlands)- Clarinet
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church, Fontana Gozo – starting at 7.00pm, admission free of charge.
Tuesday, the 22nd of November Organ & Cello Concert
Andres Uibo (Estonia) – Organ & Aare Tammesalu (Estonia) – Cello
Jesus of Nazareth Chapel, Xaghra Gozo – starting at 7.00pm, admission free of charge.