Annual Mnarja Band Concert

Big Band Adventures

Venue: Nadur  Square

  •  Sat, 16th Jun 2018 at 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Nadur’s Mnarja Philharmonic Band will be holding its June Annual Symphonic Concert entitled ‘Big Band Adventures’ at St Peter and St Paul’s Square, Nadur on Saturday 16th June, 2018 at 9.00pm. The event is being organised by the Mnarja Philharmonic Society with the collaboration of the Nadur Local Council and the Ministry for Gozo to mark the feast of St Peter and St Paul – patron saints of Nadur village in Gozo. JPortelli Progets, Karkanja Limited, Rabokk Pizza and Bernardi Supermarket are also sponsoring this event. We will also be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the inauguration of the Band that had occurred precisely on the 16th June 1968. For the Society it is a special occasion.During the last 26 years, Mnarja band has been putting up this spectacular concert introducing new repertoire and music arrangements every year. The genre was very innovative to Gozo enticing other local bands to follow suit. In fact apart from the already vast repertoire of classical pieces that adorned the band’s music archive, now enriched with over 300 new music arrangements covering practically all soundtracks from musical theater, soundtracks from blockbuster films as also pop and rock arrangements that were premiered in the Gozitan band music scenario. Mnarja Band boasts also of being one of the most sought after bands in Gozo to perform nearly in every village in Gozo through its colourful concerts.This year’s concert includes yet again music arrangements never performed on Gozitan soils by local bands. These include music from popular film movies, medley of Mozart, Michael Jackson, hits from rock band Smokie, hits from pop band Saragossa and songs by Whitney Houston, Guns N’Roses and Van Halen. The grand finale of the concert will include a spectacular synchronized fireworks show with live music.Mnarja Band will be under the direction of its Music Director Mro. Joseph Grech and will include local guest singers Jolene Samhan, Francesca Sciberras, Tenor Stanley Portelli and Pop singer Ludwig Galea. The general public is invited to attend and entrance is free of charge.

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