Gaulitana: A Festival of Music continued with a completely different type of concert on Wednesday 4th April. Indeed the musico-spiritual event Reflections for Holy Week, was specifically planned for these holy days and the only item on the programme was The Mystical Story of Christ, a 7-movement musical depiction of episodes from the Gospels for piano solo and 2 narrators by Italian composer Federico Gozzelino. Maltese pianist Veronique Vella interpreted the score while the narrators – who read the Gospel readings prior to each movement – were Bristish actors Sue Scantleberry and Paul Barnes. A powerpoint helped to create the right atmosphere.
The guest of honour during this evening was the composer himself, Federico Gozzelino, who travelled from Italy specifically for the concert together with Italian journalist Prof. Adriano Villata. Present for the event was Mr. Anton Tabone, ex-Gozo Minister and ex-Speaker and Acting President of the Republic.
The concert – and the whole festival – was featured on the Italian website Verso l’Arte, which is used to promote the arts.