The first concert in the 7th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music was held on Wednesday 21 st March with an organ recital at St. Augustine Church, Victoria. Entitled “Organ(ic) Clusters in a Cloister”, the recital featured British organist Robin Walker, who thus was returning to the estival after his appearance in the 5th edition in 2011.
Walker performed works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Samuel S. Wesley, Max Reger, Louis Vierne and Frederick Frahm, thus bridging the late Baroque with the contemporary. An appreciative audience was in attendance led by the festival’s artistic director Colin Attard and Augustinian Fr. Peter Paul Cachia – who avidly supports cultural events in his church.
Gaulitana continues on Palm Sunday at 19.30 hrs with a violin duo recital by Hungarians David Lang and Emese Toth at the Bishop’s Curia Hall .