Il-Belt Rebbieħa

Il-Belt Rebbieħa

Credits

Festivals Malta

Synopsis

Il-Belt Rebbieħa (The Victorious City) was penned by Prof. Oliver Friggieri in honour of the city of Birgu (Vittoriosa), representing the entire country, and to praise the brave Maltese who fought in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, when tiny Malta stood against the mighty Turkish power. In the past, formal history praised the Knights of St John and very little praise was given to the Maltese who made up the bulk of the Christian force.


The poem was set to music as a cantata by Prof. Mro Joseph Vella (1942-2018). It was first performed at the Collegiate Church of St Laurence in Vittoriosa on 24th July 1990 and then it was also performed the following day (25th July 1990) at St George’s Square in Victoria (Gozo). The cantata was composed for an orchestra with a soprano, a tenor, and a choir.

Colin Attard, Conductor

Miriam Cauchi, Soprano

Brian Cefai, Tenor

Gaulitanus, Choir

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra

Terms & Conditions
NA
12 November 2022
Location
St Lawrence Parish Church, Birgu
Time
7:30pm
Interval
NA
Duration
Price
€10 - €15
Audience Level
Suitable for All
Other Dates
NA

Festivals Malta

Il-Belt Rebbieħa