Celebrating Mnarja Band’s 50th Anniversary
& 25 years under the direction of Mro Joseph Grech
Nadur’s Mnarja Philharmonic Band will be holding its June Annual Symphonic Concert entitled as ˜Big Band Adventures” at St Peter and St Paul’s Square, Nadur on Wednesday 21st June, 2017 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. This year Mnarja Band is presenting this special edition to commemorate its 50th Anniversary since its inception and 25 years under the musical direction of Mro Joseph Grech.
During the last 25 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, it is now enriched with over 280 new music arrangements covering practically all soundtracks from musical theater, soundtracks from blockbuster films as also pop and rock arrangements that were never performed 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 rather than just military marches.
This year’s concert includes yet again music arrangements never performed on Gozitan soils by local bands namely: “Africa“, “Classic Hit Mix No.1“, “An Operatic Nightmare“, “Barcellona“, “Hans Zimmer Movie Milestones“, “The Best of Abba“, “Stars of Rock’ N Roll“, “The Boney M. Megamix“, “Hermes House Band“. Mnarja Band will join forces with local band The Travellers to their hit song “Semplicita“..
Mnarja Band will be under the direction of its Music Director Mro Joseph Grech and guest singers Gozitan Christine Camilleri and Ruth Portelli Bezzina and Italian Pop singer Francesco Joseph Nicodeme.
The general public is invited to attend and entrance is free of charge. A reception will follow.