Times of Malta, 26th May 2008 – A violin and harpsichord recital by Sarah Spiteri and Alexander Vella Gregory on Saturday marks the second concert in this year’s Bir Miftuħ Music Festival organised by Din l-Art Ħelwa.

The concert is being supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Germany.

The bill includes Tartini’s Violin Sonata in G Minor, a very dynamic and technically-demanding work for violin, Prokofiev’s Sonata for violin solo op115, a composition by Bach, and a new work specifically written for this concert by Alexander Vella Gregory for the violin and harpsichord.

Ms Spiteri is currently responsible for music projects at St James Cavalier, Valletta. She is the leader of the St James Consort, a 13-piece string ensemble with an eclectic repertoire of Baroque and contemporary works.

Mr Vella Gregory’s current projects include an opera based on the diaries of Anne Frank, a set of Lacrymae for choir and a set of songs for soprano and ensemble.

Tickets for the concert cost €20 per person, including refreshments after the performance, and are available from Din l-Art Ħelwa, 133 Melita Street, Valletta.

For further information contact Din l-Art Ħelwa offices, on 2122 0358 or 2122 5952, Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and noon.

To get to the church of Santa Marija of Bir Miftuħ take the left fork at the roundabout before reaching Luqa airport.