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Title: The commonwealth resounds! Malta 2005
Keywords: Music -- Malta -- Congresses
Music -- Commonwealth countries -- Congresses
Music festivals -- Malta -- Congresses
Music festivals -- Commonwealth countries -- Congresses
Folk music -- Commonwealth countries -- Congresses
Folk music -- Malta -- Congresses
Commonwealth countries -- History -- 20th century
Malta -- History -- 20th century
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Peak Press
Citation: The commonwealth resounds! Malta 2005, (2005). S.l. : Peak Press
Abstract: This unique project was originally conceived by Alison Cox (UK) and Dorothea Sultana de Maria (Malta) as an imaginative means of bringing outstanding musicians from different cultural traditions to collaborate and perform together in Malta. The project was envisaged to highlight and create some unique and far-reaching opportunities for talented Maltese musicians, and to enable a large number of outstanding international musicians of different ages and from a variety of cultural traditions to collaborate with one another under the umbrella of the Commonwealth People’s Forum. The Commonwealth Resounds! will be a celebration comprising large-scale main concerts and a range of smaller events using Maltese musicians and celebrated performers and ensembles from different parts of the Commonwealth. The main concerts will follow a format devised by Alison Cox for a special concert given at Buckingham Palace in the presence of members of the Royal Family on March 1st 2005 as part of a Royal Music Day. This concert featured musicians from many of the major ethnic and cultural groups in the UK. The full version of The Commonwealth Resounds! a two-hour event, will be performed twice during the CPF/CHOGM week at Malta’s beautiful National Theatre, Teatru Manoel, which will host a performance of the full programme on Thursday 24th November. This performance will be held in the presence of the Secretary–General of the Commonwealth, the Rt. Hon. Donald McKinnon. A second performance of the full version of the event will take place in Gozo’s magnificent Aurora Theatre on Friday 25th November, in collaboration with Victoria Local Council. All groups involved in The Commonwealth Resounds! will give performances in venues throughout Malta and Gozo, in events organised by the Commonwealth People’s Forum and the Steering Committee and by local town councils during the week beginning Monday 21st November. These include a performance for schoolchildren from De La Salle College; collaboration between Commonwealth musicians and Maltese artists in Gallery G, Lija; participation in the Mediterranean Centre as part of the Commonwealth People’s Forum Exhibitions; and representation in Gozo Day’s Closing Ceremony. Our thanks go to all countries who have supported their musicians, enabling them to travel to Malta and participate in these very special inaugural performances of The Commonwealth Resounds! There have been many exciting ideas and suggestions for future development of this project. Surely creative musical collaboration between nations is one of the best ways of enabling us to celebrate our differences rather than fighting about them?
Description: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (19th : 2005 : Malta)
Commonwealth People’s Forum (2005 : Malta)
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/81869
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