Akathistos Premiere

The Akathistos is the most beautiful hymn by which the Byzantine Church celebrates the divine motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary, solemnly proclaimed at the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D. It celebrates the Virgin ‘s role in the mystery of the Incarnation. Over the years, this hymn has been Read more…

Dr John Galea appointed Musical Director of La Stella Band

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.


Scrooge! – A Resounding Success

Two sell-out performances of Leslie Bricusse’s musical “Scrooge!” on 3rd and 4th November 2018 at the Oratory Don Bosco unofficially opened this year’s Christmas season with a bang! After the success of last year’s “Fiddler on the Roof” much was being expected from this year’s production and the audiences were not disappointed indeed.


Fontana Festa 2018

Chorus Urbanus is indeed honoured with its excellent rendition of Dr John Galea’s ‘Missa Fons Vitae’ during Sacred Heart Feast Solemn High Mass on Sunday morning, a mass commissioned and premiered five years ago to celebrate the first centenary of Fontana Parish.


Il Cuore di Cristo – Premiere Performance 2006

The Italian version of the Oratorio Il Cuore di Cristo was premiered by the Chorus Urbanus accompanied by the National Orchestra of Malta at the Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary on Saturday 14th October 2006. This concert was part of the celebrations marking the unveiling of the monument dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II. The venue of the concert was changed to Ta’ Pinu due to bad weather.