The La Stella Philharmonic Society of Victoria, has today announced the appointment of Dr John Galea as its Musical Director following the demise of Prof. Joseph Vella who led the Band since 1979. Dr Galea will be the 20th musical director of La Stella Band after having served for a number of years as Assistant Musical Director of the same Band and Musical Director of the Astra Theatre.
This announcement was made through La Stella Society’s official website and soon triggered numerous well wishing posts on social media welcoming this news. Dr Galea is currently the Musical Director of Valletta’s King’s Own Band, a society with very close links to the La Stella Band Society. This appointment would definitely continue to strengthen the special ties between the two societies.
The first appointment of Dr Galea as the new Musical Director of the La Stella Band would be in the Feast of the Immaculate Conception being held in Victoria on the 8th December 2018.
On behalf of the Chorus Urbanus committee and all the choristers we congratulate Dr Galea on this prestigious appointment and wish him success in this new engagement.