Bir Miftuh International Music Festival -Friday, 24th May at 7:30 p.m.

May 15, 2019
May 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, 24th  May at 7:30  p.m.          
With Europe in mind, here is a ‘Concert for Europe’.  
This concert will feature a String Quartet from The RE: Orchestra,  formerly known as the Rotterdam Ensemble, under the direction of  Maestro Roberto Beltran Zavala and featuring Nicolai Bernstein – Violin 1 , Reggie Clews – Violin II,  Hara van Amersfoort – Viola, Wijnand Hulst – Cello, with  guest artists  Jessica Ellul – Clarinet and Jenny Melville – Oboe. 
There will be the special participation of Gillian  Zammit – Soprano and Claire Ghigo – Mezzo Soprano who will further enhance the evening with their beautiful voices.  

Music is by Beethoven, Mozart,  Fauré,  Puccini,  Mahler,  Rossini,  Strauss,  Bellini,  Offenbach and Viardot.  The European Anthem  ‘Ode to Joy’,  translated into Maltese by Dr John Vassallo,  will bring the concert to a grand finale. This concert is generously sponsored by Dr John Vassallo and Dr Marianne Schaefer Noll.  Din l-Art Helwa will be joining the European movement to support the fundraising efforts for the restoration of the cathedral of Notre Dame. This concert is also being held in collaboration with the Gudja Local Council.


Maestro Roberto Beltran Zavala                Gillian Zammit                       Claire Ghigo

Reservations are at €20 per person including refreshments in the chapel grounds after each performance and can be made by email to or by calling 21220358.   Block bookings with discounted rates for more than one concert are available.  Should you wish to send your remittance through our online portal, please go to however kindly inform us which concert you wish to attend.

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