The Valletta 2018 is endorsing the Malta International Organ Festival, which will take place from the 21st November till 7th December 2017.
During this festival we will be able to hear some of the greatest music written through time for the King of Instruments – the Organ, being performed by world renowned top-notch musicians, in the Churches and Cathedrals Malta’s heritage can boast about.
Cultural Heritage is often associated very narrowly with museums and archaeological sites, but Malta possesses a much more extensive patrimony of heritage assets including music and our beloved Churches and Cathedrals
It was with the arrival of the knights of St John and the lifting of the Great Siege of 1565, that the building of modern Malta commenced, and the archipelago’s landscape was transformed beyond configurations that had changed very little since prehistoric times. Fortifications, wonderful palaces and a network of small cities, towns and villages emerged, where at the heart of each was a church.
These small cities, towns and villages today form the historic centre of our archipelago’s urban landscape, and many are also the venues for the Malta International Organ Festival. The arts have always played a large role in Maltese culture, and it is everyone’s aim that the high calibre programme that has been put together should serve as an endorsement to the event’s international status , becoming now a regular part of the Malta cultural calendar.
For a full programme of events, follow this link.