PESAH Holy Week Exhibition – Another Success

PESAH Holy Week Exhibition – Another Success

Hundreds of visitors visited this year's edition of PESAH, the Holy Week exhibiton organised by the club's Youth Committee and volunteers. The Executive Committee together with other club members, were happy to welcome the presence of Hon. Dr Helena Dalli, who is also an Honorary President of Societa' Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae. In addition, Opposition Leader Hon. Dr. Simon Busuttil, together with Hon. Dr Stephen Spiteri, also visited the exhibition and were gladly welcomed in the club premises. Former Prime Minister Hon. Dr Lawrence Gonzi aswell as Parliamentary Secretary Hon. Dr Stefan Buontempo visited the exhibiton on Maundy Thursday late in the afternoon. The Executive Committe as well as the Youth Committee and all volunteers involved would like to thank everyone who visited this year's exhibition. The exhibition is still open until Easter Sunday from 9am to 12pm and 5pm to 8pm. ...
Read More
PESAH Holy Week exhibition now open

PESAH Holy Week exhibition now open

PESAH, an annual Holy Week exhibition held at the club's premises by the Youth Committee and volunteers, opened on Wednesday 5th of April at 7pm. Present during the opening were several members of the Society, together with the club officials, Zabbar's Archpriest Fr. Evan Caruana, Zabbar's Mayor Mark Vella Bonnici together with Mark Grech, a member of the local council. The officials also gladly welcomed the presence Hon. Dr. Marlene Farrugia MP and Hon. Joe Mizzi MP and Dr. Errol Cutajar. Club President Mr Joe Saliba stated that the exhibition, which started on a relatively small scale some years ago, grew into a vast exhibition, which is the result of many hours of sacrifice and dedication from the exhibitors and volunteers who help in this exhibition. Mr Joe Saliba also emphasized that the Executive Committee always gives its full support to the Youth Committee to continue raising the level of this exhibition. Minister Dr. Marlene Farrugia stated that the Religious tradition in...
Read More
Hundreds attend traditional Ħadd in-Nies pilgrimage

Hundreds attend traditional Ħadd in-Nies pilgrimage

The traditional penitential pilgrimage this year attracted large crowds as for the second consecutive year, the statue of Our Lady of Graces accompanied the pilgrimage through several streets around the central area of Zabbar. The pilgrimage was led by Malta's Archbishop, Mons. Charles J. Scicluna, followed by the statue of Our Lady of Graces, representatives from the two band clubs and the decorations committee, as well as hundreds of pilgrims from around the island.   Photos: Gianluca Tabone and Chris Bonello. ...
Read More
22 years since Um El Faroud tragedy

22 years since Um El Faroud tragedy

22 years have gone by but for many it feels like it happened yesterday. The fatal accident back in February 1995 took place at Dock No.3 at the Malta Dry Docks, leaving 9 people dead. Among the casualties, there was also the club's Executive Secretary of that time, Gino Sciberras. He will always be remembered by the club members for the amount of time he spent working for the society he loved. We take this opportunity every year to reflect and thank him once again. ...
Read More
Youth Committee 2016-2017 formed

Youth Committee 2016-2017 formed

The Youth Committee held its annual general meeting on the 11th of January 2017 at the club premises. Mr Ernest Desira, the Youth Committee Secretary opened the meeting by reading the minutes of the previous annual general meeting held in January 2016. Present during this meeting were members of previous Youth Committees, members of the club as well as the Club Vice President Mr Mario Aquilina. Once the items on the agenda were discussed, the Youth Committee 2015-2016 was dissolved and a new one was unanimously elected for the administrative year 2016-2017. The following members were elected: Chairman - Mr Brandon Sciberras Secretary - Mr Julian Scicluna Treasurer - Mr Mauro Xuereb Curator - Mr Darren Sciberras Assistant Chairman - Mr Brandon Sladden Members: Mr Mauro Darmanin Mr Ernest Desira Mr Christian Agius Mr Manuel Abela Mr Chris Bonello Mr Giulio Bonavia Mr Martin Busuttil Mr Carl Farrugia Executive Committee Representative - Mr Gianluca Tabone The Committee's plans for the coming administrative year were introduced to the AGM attendees. Club members...
Read More
Christmas Procession by Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M.

Christmas Procession by Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M.

As happens every Chistmas, the Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M. organised the procession with the statue of Baby Jesus. Societa' Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar, together with the other band club of Zabbar 'Għaqda Madonna tal-Grazzja Banda San Mikiel' took part in the procession by playing several Christmas marches in the streets of Zabbar. Photos: Gianluca Tabone...
Read More
Annual Christmas Concert

Annual Christmas Concert

The annual Christmas Concert organised by the Band Committee within the club has proven that it is growing year after year, always increasing in attendance. As clearly indicated by the Band Director Mro Kevin Mizzi B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., F.L.C.M., this annual concert is not like the Annual Concert or the Feast Programme organised by the same band which are organised at a certain high standard. This concert is organised to showcase young talents within the band, with students who are still undergoing their musical studies performing solos and participating with the rest of the band to gain more experience for their potential future with the band. The Concert was held at the Notre Dame Theater in Zabbar, on Sunday the 18th of December 2016. The band and the Band Director Mro Kevin Mizzi B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. played several different themes mostly tied to the festive season. After the concert, a reception was held for the guests at the back of the theater, organised by the band members themselves. Photos: Gianluca...
Read More
Christmas Crib Exhibition ‘Natus Est Rex’ now open

Christmas Crib Exhibition ‘Natus Est Rex’ now open

'Natus Est Rex', the Christmas Crib exhibition organised by a few members of the club, was opened yesterday at 6.00pm. The exhibition was blessed by Zabbar's Archpriest, Fr Evan Caruana. Present during the inauguration was also Honorary President of the Club, Hon. Joe Mizzi MP. With over ten different Christmas cribs on display, the exhibition showcases local talent, where all cribs are hand made by the exhibitors themselves. There are also a number of cribs taking part in the local Christmas competition being organised by the Zabbar Local Council. The Exhibition is open everyday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, between the 15th and 30th of December. The Exhibition is also open in the mornings of 18th and 25th of December from 9.00am to 12.00pm. For any further updates one can visit the Facebook Event of the Exhibition and click Interested. ...
Read More
Grajjietna Lyricist passes away

Grajjietna Lyricist passes away

Sunny Aquilina, the lyricist behind several music pieces in Malta, passed away earlier today at the age of seventy. Sunny Aquilina also worked with Soc. Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar, mostly known for the two songs 'Ġawhritna' and the most notable song 'Ġrajjietna', a song written in collaboration with Honorary Bandmaster Mro Ray Sciberras FLCM in memory of the one hundred and twenty five years since the club was founded. The general committee and its sub-committees would like to express its sympathy with Sunny Aquilina's family members and close relatives. Thank you Sunny, for everything. You will surely never be forgotten, especially with 'Ġrajjietna'. Rest in peace.   ...
Read More
12