Annual Concerts

In 1999, the Saint Lawrence Band Club’s Central Committee decided that in order to further enrich the musical culture and level of the band, an annual musical concert shall be organised in the winter months. The Committee also discussed in particular the venue and locality of this annual concert, and with valid reasons, it chose that this concert shall always be held in Vittoriosa. In the first years, the concert was being held in the Maritime Museum, located in the Vittoriosa Water Front. In later years, the committee decided that the venue shall be Caraffa Exhibition Halls, also in the Vittoriosa Waterfront. In 2012, the committee decided to organise this concert in the heart of Birgu, the Vittoriosa Parish Hall.

In the first musical programme, which was held on Thursday 18th March 1999 in the Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa, in honour of the President of Malta and Honorary President of the Band Club, H.E Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, the band performed the following music pieces.

Overture Egmont L.V. Beethoven
Fantasia Otello G. Verdi
Ballet Faust C. Gounod
Rapsodia Hungarian No. 2 F.Liszt
Sinfonia Orfeo Al Inferno J. Offenbach
Sonatina La Tromba Magica P. Schembri
Valzer 20th Anniversary P. Schembri
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

Kunċert Annwali 2000

 

 

A year later, on the occasion of the new millennium, the Saint Lawrence Band Club performed the following musical programme in the Maritime Museum;

 

 

Symphony No. 3 II Mov Eroica L.V. Beethoven
Rhapsody for Clarinet The New Millennium P. Schembri
Fantasy Centenaria P. Schembri
Medley The Boys from Liverpool Lennon / McCartney
Musical Theme Music J. Miled (Arr. R. Zammit)
Selection Phantom of the Opera A. Lloyd Webber
Medley Tom Jones in Concert H. Kolasch
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

The Annual Music Concert 2001, which was also held in the Maritime Museum, the Saint Lawrence Band Club, under the baton of Mro Paul Schembri, performed the following music pieces;

Overture La Gazza Ladra G. Rossini
Suite Peer Gynt E. Grieg
Selection La Traviata G. Verdi
Musical My Fair Lady F. Loewe
Folklore The Best of Maltese Folklore A. Chircop
Medley Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber W. Barker
Fantasy Free World J. De Haan
Medley The Beatles E. Siebert
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

Kunċert Annwali 2002

 

The 2002 Annual Musical Programme was held on Saturday 16th March, also in the Maritime Museum and the following pieces were performed;

Overture Canena P. Schembri
I & II Mov Symphony No. 5 L. Van Beethoven
Duetto & Finale Norma V. Bellini
Medley Memories of Cole Porter J. Treves
Medley Frank Sinatra in Concert N. Studnitzky
Medley Abba Gold R. Sebregts
Muical From Holland with Love K. Vlak
Musical New Sounds of Carpenters R. Lowden
Tango Lorenzo P. Schembri
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

In the year 2003, the Annual Concert was held on Saturday 15th March, for yet another time in the Maritime Museum. The following music was performed by the Saint Lawrence Band Club;

Overture 1812 P. Tchaikovsky
Bakarole Tails of Hoffman J. Offenbach
Selection Carmen G. Bizet
Sinfonia No. 9 New World A. Dvorak
Ballet Sabre Dance A. Khachaturian
Medley Italia Arr. V. Borgia
Musical Theme Music J. Miles
Medley The Mask of Zorro J. Moss
Medley Queen in Concert Arr. R. Sciberras
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

The Musical Concert of 2004, held at the Maritime Museum on Thursday 18th March, the Saint Lawrence Band performed 11 musical pieces as follows;

Overture Light Cavalry F. Von Suppe
Marcia Slava P. Tchaikovsky
Overture Orfeo Al Inferno J. Offenbach
Selection Cavalleria Rusticana P. Mascagni
Theme Exodus Ernst
Musical Theme A Team P. Carpenter
Musical Selection Hootenanny H. L. Walters
Suite Impressions of Seville H. Simeone
Musical My Fair Lady F. Loewe
Quick Step Forward P. Schembri
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

Kunċert Annwali 2005-25 Sena Surmast ta' Mro. Paul Schembri

 

The Annual Musical Programme held on Saturday 16th April 2005 in the Maritime Museum commemorated the 25th Anniversary of Mro Paul Schembri as Band Director. In fact, in this year’s programme, all performed music was composed by Mro Schembri, whilst the new musical piece named Dance Splendour was played for the first time during this concert.

 

Band March Praise to St. Lawrence 2005
Sinfonia Chiara 1988
Rapsodia The New Millenium 2000
Fantasia Centenaria 1982
Suite (III Mov) Bethsaida 2003
Classic Collection Dance Splendour 2005
Hymn Saint Lawrence 2003
Hymn Centenary 1983
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

The Annual Concert of 2006 was different from the previous ones. The year 2006 was the 100th anniversary from the death of Kan. Luigi Fenech, a renowned composer from Vittoriosa. To this effect, the central committee decided that the Annual Concert, which was held on Thursday 9th February in the Consensual Parish Church of Vittoriosa, will be dedicated to this renowned composer. Thus, all the music played was composed by Kan. Luigi Fenech. It must also be noted that the musical programme was closed by the famous music piece antiphon of Stain Lawrence.

Introduzzjoni (Intermezzo) Kan. L. Fenech
Eram Quasi Agnus Kan. L. Fenech
Responsorji De Functorum Kan. L. Fenech
Ego Eduxi Te Kan. L. Fenech
In Monte Oliveti Kan. L. Fenech
Kyrie Kan. L. Fenech
Gloria Kan. L.Fenech
Graduale Kan. L. Fenech
Tantum Ergo Kan. L. Fenech
Almae e Sionis Kan. L. Fenech
Antifona San Lorenzo Kan. L. Fenech

Kunċert Annwali 2007-20 Sena President tas-Sur Lawrence V.Farrugia

The 2007 annual programme, held on 14th April for the first time in Caraffa Exhibition Halls, Vittoriosa Marina, commemorated the 20th Anniversary as President of the Club of Mr Lawrence V. Farrugia. In fact, the first musical piece was a band march composed by Mro Paul Schembri, named 20 Anniversary President, for this occasion.

Band March 20 Anniversary President P. Schembri
Ballet Faust C. Gounod
Ballet Music Prince Igor A. Borodin
Danze delle Ore Gioconda A. Ponchielli
Selection West Side Story L. Bernstein
Theme Gladiator H. Zimmer
Rapsodia Napoletana R. Cristiano
Medley The Best of Zucchero Arr. P. Pia
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

Kunċert Annwali 2008

The year 2008 was a special one due to the fact that the Saint Lawrence Band Club was celebrating its 125 years anniversary from its foundation. And although there were more musical concerts planned than usual, the central committee decided that this annual programme shall be once again held. In fact, on Saturday 26th April 2008, the Saint Lawrence Band Club performed the following musical pieces in Caraffa Exhibition Halls;

Overture Egmont L.V. Beethoven
Suite Peer Gynt E. Grieg
Selection La Vally A. Catalani
Dance Hungarian J. Brahms
Fantasy Free World J. De Haan
Theme Magnificent Seven E. Bernstein
March The Police Academy R. Folk
Selection Charles Chaplin Arr. M. Peeters
Medley War Time Memories Arr. G. Debono
Selection Swing The Mood Arr. M. Sweeney
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

Kunċert Annwali 2009

On 25th April 2009, the Annual Musical Programme was held once again in Caraffa Exhibition halls in the Vittoriosa Marina, and the Saint Lawrence Band Club performed the following music;

Sinfonia Semiramide G. Rossini
Sinfonia (IV Mov.) New World A. Dvorak
Symphonic Poem Die Moldau B. Smetana
Sonatina La Tromba Magica P. Schembri
Selection Amore All’Italiana Arr. G. Debono
Medley Cranberry Corners USA J. Klein
Classical Pop The Legend S. Ellul
Fantasia Magia di Operette G. Nitiffi
Selection Ramazzotti in Concert F. Francia
Medley Top Hits for Band M. Schneider
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

Kunċert Annwali 2010

In the year 2010 the Saint Lawrence Band Club celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Mro Paul Schembri as Band Director. Thus, the Annual Musical Programme held in Caraffa Exhibition Halls on 24th April 2010 was dedicated to such occasion. It was not a surprise that like previous occasions, Mro Paul Schembri presented and directed for the first time a new musical piece. In fact, Mro Schembri compose a Grande Marcia named 30th Anniversary and was played for the first time in this musical programme;

Overture Die Fliedermaus J. Strauss
Sinfonia Centenaria P. Schembri
Grande Marcia 30th Anniversary P. Schembri
Musical Fiddler on the Roof J. Bock
Film La Vita e Bella N. Piovani
Theme What a Wonderful World L. Pusceddu
Fantasia Mister Modugno Arr. Stevan
Song Mambo No. 5 D. Perez Prado
Theme Can’t Buy Me Love Lennon/Mc Cartney
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

The Annual Musical Programme of 2011, which was held on 19th March, was described as one of the best with regards to musical pieces. It must also be noted that during this concert, the Saint Lawrence Band Club performed for the first time the new festive march of Mro Paul Schembri named Golden Anniversary, presented to the President Mr Lawrence V. Farrugia for his 50th Anniversary of marriage. This year happened also to be the 75th anniversary from the death of ex- band director Giovanni Giumarra. To this effect, the band performed a symphonic march, named Alba d’Amore. The rest of music was as follows;

March Golden Anniversary P. Schembri
Rhapsodia La Gzardas V. Monti
March Coronation G. Mayerbeer
March Pomp & Circumstance E. Elgar
Marcia Sinfonica Alba d’Amore G. Giumarra
Cantata Carmina Burana C. Orff
Song One Moment in Time Arr. J. Higgins
I, II & III Mov. Caribbean Cameo T. L. Sharp
Selection The Best of Mancini Arr. W. Hautvast
Song Unchained Melody Arr. R. Smeets
Rhapsodia Mexicali Brass J. Cacavas
Medley Eighties Flashback Arr. P. Murtha
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli

 

The Annual Programme of 2012, which was organised on Saturday 28th April, the Saint Lawrence Band Club performed another high level concert, with musical pieces varying from classical music to pop songs. Apart from this, as one can see below, the musical selection was quite interesting and to the enjoyment of the audience. The annual concert was also held for the first time in the heart of Vittoriosa, in the Local Parish Hall.

The Planets Jupiter G. Holst
Capriccio Spagnol R. Korsakov
Concert Puccini W. Hautvast
Selection West Side Story L. Bernstein
Song Bohemian Rhapsody T. Waters
Theme Everything I Do, I Do It For You R. Sebregts
Waltz No. 2 D. Shostakovich
Blues The Blues Factory J. De Haan
Spanish LA Virgen De La Macarena C. Cluster
Fantasia Themes From Walt Disney J. Vinson
Selection A Night At The Ballet P. I. Tchaikovskiy
Hymn Saint Lawrence Band H.H. Dalli