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31 July 2013

Today’s news online TIMESOFMALTA.COM Company Briefs – Chance to win trip to McLaren, UK – Vodafone Direct Foundation, academy assist in children’s development – Vodafone CSR Direct

DI-VE.COM Vodafone team help families realise their dreams – Vodafone CSR Direct United Classica Summer Festival on GO interactive TV - GO Direct

INDEPENDENT.COM.MT Vodafone team help families realise their dreams – Vodafone CSR Direct London Fashion Week SS14 schedule unveiled – Vodafone Indirect Children to benefit from Hands on Heritage programme – BOV CSR The Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s Choir rehearses with the Maltese Tenor – BOV CSR Unitel Classica Summer Festival on GO interactive TV – GO Direct Preparations for the Joseph Calleja Concert in full swing – BOV CSR

GOZONEWS.COM Joseph Calleja meets Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s choir – BOV CSR


The United Classica Summer Festival on GO interactive TV – GO Direct

JOSANNECASSAR.COM The Farsons Beer Festival – Vodafone Indirect Vodafone team help families realise their dreams – Vodafone CSR Direct Win a trip to the McLaren Technology Centre – Vodafone Direct

MALTATODAY.COM.MT A Chance to win a trip to the McLaren Technology Centre with Vodafone – Vodafone Direct Airport Impressions headlining The Farsons Beer Festival tonight – Vodafone Indirect


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VODAFONE DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 28 JULY 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013, 00:01

Company briefs Chance to win trip to McLaren, UK

Vodafone Malta has launched a smartphones’ and tablets’ sale, giving six customers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a trip to the McLaren Technology Centre in the UK. Departing on October 8, the winners will go on an all-inclusive trip that includes a guided tour of the impressive McLaren Technology Centre. McLaren Racing is the company behind Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. McLaren has competed in Formula 1 since 1966 and is one of the most successful Formula 1 teams with 156 Grand Prix wins. Besides the opportunity to visit the McLaren centre, customers can also benefit from a €25 discount by downloading the Vouchercloud application. This app is downloaded free of charge, and is available on iPhones, Blackberry phones, Windows phones and Android phones.


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Sunday, July 28, 2013, 00:01

Foundation, academy assist in children’s development

Gemma Mifsud Bonnici (back row, fourth from left) with children at the school. Vodafone Malta Foundation chairperson Gemma Mifsud Bonnici recently visited St Margaret College’s Kalkara Primary School for a demonstration of how the Helen O’Grady Academy programme helps children develop their creativity and social skills. For the past few years the foundation has provided children at school with the programme to boost their confidence, encourage attentive listening and improve their knowledge of English. Weekly classes cover speech, movement, creative expression, language development and a short improvised play.


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The Farsons Beer Festival The 33rd edition of The Farsons Beer Festival, which started on Friday, promises ten days of the best in local and international award-winning beers and Malta’s best line-up of musicians and artists. Entrance is free of charge with free parking available in the vast parking area outside the Park. The programme started on Friday with Funk Initiative and Maddee Loveday & Conditions Apply from the UK on the Main Stage, and Plan 0, Fire and Xtruppaw on the Rock Stage. On Saturday there were Thea, Christabelle and Freddie Portelli on the Main Stage whilst Skimmed, Dripht and Texanna rocked the Rock Stage. Planet Seed and Ira Losco will be performing on the Main Stage on Sunday, and Zeriouz Funk, Rami aka DiRoots-Yute & Edward Holland Junior followed by the Juuls Reggae Party on the Rock Stage. The Kids Area will be animated by a special half hour daily show for children in the Greek Theatre. The official Festival Mug, which has become a collectible item for most visitors of the Festival, will be available from most bars. Fifteen food stations will be offering a wide mix of food dishes. The main sponsor of the Festival is Vodafone with other sponsors including Gasan Zammit Motors, Malta Tourism Authority and 89.7 Bay. The official Festival app can be downloaded for iPhone and Android and is available at iTunes Store or Google Apps. For the latest news and information like the Festival page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefarsonsgreatbeerfestival. PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS An agreement has been reached with Arriva for the extension of public transport to and from Ta’ Qali. During the ten days of the festival, Ta’ Qali will be served by route 53 from Valletta from 19:30, and all Arriva services will be extended with the last bus leaving Ta’ Qali at 24:00, charged at the €2.50 night fare. The Arriva customer care centre may be contacted on 2122 2000 for additional assistance.


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Vodafone team help families realise their dreams Vodafone’s Enterprise and Wholesale Business Team took some time off and spent a memorable CSR day at the Millennium Chapel to promote Solidarity and Dignity while helping families who have passed through rough times. Vodafone employees collected money and donated groceries to 15 families that attend the Millennium Chapel for support. The families were invited to spend a fun filled day together with Vodafone employees. After being welcomed by Fr. Saviour Grima and his volunteers, all involved were divided into two different groups.The elderly and parents enjoyed a day bowling at the Eden Super Bowl followed by lunch at the Avenue Restaurant and Buffalo Bill Steak House. Whilst the kids enjoyed a unique entertainment experience at Funland Malta, with amusement games and activities organised for them followed by lunch at the same establishment. During his opening speech on the day, Fr Saviour Grima showed footage of the services that are on offer at the Millennium Chapel on a daily basis, thanks to volunteers who give their support and time to help these families. “During the planning stage of this day, our main scope was to provide all the families with a day that promotes Solidarity and Dignity,” said Fr Saviour Grima. “The families and individuals who were chosen have passed through very difficult times in their life. Once a person reaches rock bottom it is not easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel and tend to resort to self-pity, which in turn is self-destructive. The main aim of this initiative was to give these families hope. The Enterprise & Wholesale Team are enriched with good communication skills and given the briefing, they succeeded in making our families feel loved, cared for and part of society. This day offered new experiences to most of them and special thanks goes to all those who lent a helping hand for this day to be a complete success including Funland, Eden Super Bowl, Buffalo Bill, the Avenue, Central Flower Shop, and the Vodafone team.” “Most of us, including myself, did not know the sterling work that is being done by these volunteers,” said Marcel Grech Mallia, Enterprise Services Sales Manager at Vodafone Malta. “We really enjoyed this experience and the opportunity we were given to share our life experiences with the families, giving them strength and providing them with words of encouragement to carry on in life. Any little bit helps even spending some time with those in need is always an achievement. As a fun thing, together with the


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families, we also had the opportunity to write our comments on a poster that was then given to the Millennium Chapel as a memento.” Some of the families commented on certain issues and raised their concern that sometimes they feel that they are forgotten by society. “Today was a clear example of the contrary. The Vodafone team has helped me feel better about myself. Thank you for helping out,” said one of the individuals seeking help at the Millennium Chapel.


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Win a trip to the McLaren Technology Centre Vodafone Malta has just launched a smartphones’ and tablets’ sale, giving customers a once-in-alifetime opportunity to win an exciting trip to the McLaren Technology Centre in the UK. Besides the opportunity to visit the McLaren centre, customers can also benefit from a further €25 discount by downloading the Vouchercloud application. This app is downloaded for free of charge, and is available on iPhones, Blackberry Phones, Windows Phones & Android phones “Six lucky Vodafone customers will have the chance to win this life-time opportunity when buying one of our smartphones or tablets in store,” said Maria Vella Galea, Brand Manager at Vodafone Malta. “Vodafone is always thinking of offering enticing prizes to our customers and considering the amount of Formula 1 and McLaren fans in Malta, we decided to offer our customers this unique opportunity, which is only possible through Vodafone’s long-standing association with McLaren.” Departing on October 8, the winners will go on an all-inclusive trip that includes the flight, one-night accommodation, an evening meal and all transfers and a guided tour of the impressive McLaren Technology Centre. The state-of-the-art Centre is designed by renowned architect Lord Foster and brings together all of the Group’s activities under one roof. The building spans over 57,000 square metres – an area large enough to hold nine Boeing 747 jumbo jets. McLaren Racing is the company behind Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. It was formed in 1980 following the merger of Team McLaren and Project Four, Ron Dennis’ racing company. McLaren has competed in Formula 1 since 1966 and is one of the most successful Formula 1 teams with 156 Grand Prix wins. The team has also claimed 11 Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championships and eight Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championship. Operating in the highly competitive and technological environment of Formula 1, McLaren Racing comprises a multitude of administrative and engineering departments, ranging from vehicle design and aerodynamics, to materials science and paint shop Visit Vodafone stores for further information.


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Technology Monday 29 July 2013 - 08:47

A chance to win a trip to the McLaren Technology Centre with Vodafone Vodafone Malta has just launched a smartphones’ and tablets’ sale, giving customers a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to win an exciting trip to the McLaren Technology Centre in the UK.

Besides the opportunity to visit the McLaren centre, customers can also benefit from a further €25 discount by downloading the Vouchercloud application. This app is downloaded for free of charge, and is available on iPhones, Blackberry Phones, Windows Phones & Android phones

"Six lucky Vodafone customers will have the chance to win this life-time opportunity when buying one of our smartphones or tablets in store," said Maria Vella Galea, Brand Manager at Vodafone Malta.

"Vodafone is always thinking of offering enticing prizes to our customers and considering the amount of Formula 1 and McLaren fans in Malta, we decided to offer our customers this unique opportunity, which is only possible through Vodafone's longstanding association with McLaren."

Departing on October 8, the winners will go on an all-inclusive trip that includes the flight, one-night accommodation, an evening meal and all transfers and a guided tour of the impressive McLaren Technology Centre.


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The state-of-the-art Centre is designed by renowned architect Lord Foster and brings together all of the Group's activities under one roof. The building spans over 57,000 square metres - an area large enough to hold nine Boeing 747 jumbo jets.

McLaren Racing is the company behind Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. It was formed in 1980 following the merger of Team McLaren and Project Four, Ron Dennis' racing company. McLaren has competed in Formula 1 since 1966 and is one of the most successful Formula 1 teams with 156 Grand Prix wins.

The team has also claimed 11 Formula 1 Drivers' World Championships and eight Formula 1 World Constructors' Championship. Operating in the highly competitive and technological environment of Formula 1, McLaren Racing comprises a multitude of administrative and engineering departments, ranging from vehicle design and aerodynamics, to materials science and paint shop

Visit Vodafone stores for further information.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT DI-VE.COM 29 JULY 2013

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Vodafone team help families realise their dreams Article By: di-ve.com news editorial@di-ve.com Vodafone’s Enterprise and Wholesale Business Team took some time off and spent a memorable CSR day at the Millenium Chapel to promote Solidarity and Dignity while helping families who have passed through rough times. Vodafone employees collected money and donated groceries to 15 families that attend the Millenium Chapel for support. The families were invited to spend a fun filled day together with Vodafone employees. After being welcomed by Fr. Saviour Grima and his volunteers, all involved were divided into two different groups.The elderly and parents enjoyed a day bowling at the Eden Super Bowl followed by lunch at the Avenue Restaurant and Buffalo Bill Steak House. Whilst the kids enjoyed a unique entertainment experience at Funland Malta, with amusement games and activities organised for them followed by lunch at the same establishment. During his opening speech on the day, Fr Saviour Grima showed footage of the services that are on offer at the Millenium Chapel on a daily basis, thanks to volunteers who give their support and time to help these families. “During the planning stage of this day, our main scope was to provide all the families with a day that promotes Solidarity and Dignity,” said Fr Saviour Grima. “The families and individuals who were chosen have passed through very difficult times in their life. Once a person reaches rock bottom it is not easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel and tend to resort to self-pity, which in turn is self-destructive. The main aim of this initiative was to give these families hope. The Enterprise & Wholesale Team are enriched with good communication skills and given the briefing, they succeeded in making our families feel loved, cared for and part of society. This day offered new experiences to most of them and special thanks goes to all those who lent a helping


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hand for this day to be a complete success including Funland, Eden Super Bowl, Buffalo Bill, the Avenue, Central Flower Shop, and the Vodafone team.” “Most of us, including myself, did not know the sterling work that is being done by these volunteers,” said Marcel Grech Mallia, Entersprise Services Sales Manager at Vodafone Malta. “We really enjoyed this experience and the opportunity we were given to share our life experiences with the families, giving them strength and providing them with words of ecouragement to carry on in life. Any little bit helps even spending some time with those in need is always an achievement. As a fun thing, together with the families, we also had the opportunity to write our comments on a poster that was then given to the Millennium Chapel as a memento.” Some of the families commented on certain issues and raised their concernthat sometimes they feel that they are forgotten by society. “Today was a clear example of the contrary. The Vodafone team has helped me feel better about myself. Thank you for helping out,” said one of the individuals seeking help at the Millenium Chapel.


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Vodafone team help families realise their dreams

Monday, 29 July 2013, 18:02

Vodafone’s Enterprise and Wholesale Business Team took some time off and spent a memorable CSR day at the Millenium Chapel to promote Solidarity and Dignity while helping families who have passed through rough times. Vodafone employees collected money and donated groceries to 15 families that attend the Millenium Chapel for support. The families were invited to spend a fun filled day together with Vodafone employees. After being welcomed by Fr. Saviour Grima and his volunteers, all involved were divided into two different groups.The elderly and parents enjoyed a day bowling at the Eden Super Bowl followed by lunch at the Avenue Restaurant and Buffalo Bill Steak House. Whilst the kids enjoyed a unique entertainment experience at Funland Malta, with amusement games and activities organised for them followed by lunch at the same establishment. During his opening speech on the day, Fr Saviour Grima showed footage of the services that are on offer at the Millenium Chapel on a daily basis, thanks to volunteers who give their support and time to help these families. “During the planning stage of this day, our main scope was to provide all the families with a day that promotes Solidarity and Dignity,” said Fr Saviour Grima. “The families and individuals who were chosen have passed through very


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difficult times in their life. Once a person reaches rock bottom it is not easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel and tend to resort to self-pity, which in turn is self-destructive. The main aim of this initiative was to give these families hope. The Enterprise & Wholesale Team are enriched with good communication skills and given the briefing, they succeeded in making our families feel loved, cared for and part of society. This day offered new experiences to most of them and special thanks goes to all those who lent a helping hand for this day to be a complete success including Funland, Eden Super Bowl, Buffalo Bill, the Avenue, Central Flower Shop, and the Vodafone team.” “Most of us, including myself, did not know the sterling work that is being done by these volunteers,” said Marcel Grech Mallia, Entersprise Services Sales Manager at Vodafone Malta. “We really enjoyed this experience and the opportunity we were given to share our life experiences with the families, giving them strength and providing them with words of ecouragement to carry on in life. Any little bit helps even spending some time with those in need is always an achievement. As a fun thing, together with the families, we also had the opportunity to write our comments on a poster that was then given to the Millennium Chapel as a memento.” Some of the families commented on certain issues and raised their concernthat sometimes they feel that they are forgotten by society. “Today was a clear example of the contrary. The Vodafone team has helped me feel better about myself. Thank you for helping out,” said one of the individuals seeking help at the Millenium Chapel.


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Entertainment Wednesday 31 July 2013 - 08:25

Airport Impressions headlining The Farsons Beer Festival tonight Much-loved local band Airport Impressions are the main act tonight on the Main Stage at The Farsons Beer Festival. Running until Sunday, 4th August at Ta’ Qali Park, the festival sees Malta’s best artists perform on two stages.

Airport Impressions during their performance at The Farsons Beer Festival last year.

Tonight the programme on the Main Stage starts with Claire Caruana Carsons, followed by UK sensation Lauren Aquilina. Half Maltese, Lauren is causing quite a stir in the UK and in Malta with her music. Airport Impressions will close the Main Stage.

The Rock Stage opens with Three Stops to China, followed by Dolls for Idols, Stolen Creep and Cable35.

The Farsons Beer Festival offers the complete range of Malta's local beers, including the Cisk range and classic brews such as Hopleaf Pale Ale and Blue Label Ale. International beer brands such as Carlsberg, Budweiser, Guinness, Kilkenny Irish Cream, John Smith's Extra Smooth Ale, Beck's, Newcastle Brown Ale and Corona Extra are also available, including a selection of UK speciality beers and cider brands Strongbow, Woodpecker and Bulmer's Original Cider.

The main sponsor of the Festival is Vodafone with other sponsors including Gasan Zammit Motors, Malta Tourism Authority and 89.7 Bay.


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The official Festival app can be downloaded for iPhone and Android and is available at iTunes Store or Google Apps. For the latest news and information like the Festival page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefarsonsgreatbeerfestival. Doors open at 8pm daily and entrance and parking are free.

Public Transport

Arriva Malta have extended their public transport service to and from Ta' Qali and for the duration of the Festival, Ta' Qali is being served by route 53 from Valletta from 19:30. All Arriva services are extended with the last bus leaving Ta' Qali at 24:00, charged at the â‚Ź2.50 night fare. More information is available on www.arriva.com.mt.


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London Fashion Week SS14 schedule unveiled

Friday, 26 July 2013, 08:37

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the provisional schedule of the London Fashion Week (LFW) spring/summer 2014, slated to run through September 13 to 17, 2013. Felder Felder would kick start the first-day event with showcase of its collections on September 13, while Todd Lynn would close the day’s show. In between will show designers and brands including, Bora Aksu, Haizhen Wang, jasper Conran, Daks, Pearce Fionda, PPQ, Eudon Choi and Christopher Raeburn. As Zoe Jordan opens the second day show, others including John Rocha, Antipodium, Markus Lupfer, House of Holland, Orla Kiely and Julien Macdonald would follow. The second day is also scheduled to show women specific collections by James Long and J.W. Anderson. On September 15, attendees would get to see collections of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Margaret Howell, Barbara Casasola, Emilia wickstead, L’Wren Scott, Paul Smith, Temperley London, Matthew Williamson and others. Smythson, who is featuring in LFW for the first time, would debut with a top-secret event on the third day, while the same day would also bid farewell to Emma Hill who for the last time would present her collection for Mulberry. On fourth day of the event would show British luxury brand Burberry Prorsum, and alongside would show others like Christopher Kane, Pringle of Scotland, Peter Pilotto, Erdem, Antonio


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Berardi, Tom Ford and Giles. Nicole Farhi, the brand that recently filed for administration, would present the closing show for the day. The final day of the event would feature collections of designers and brands including Anya Hindmarch, Thomas Tait, Fashion East, Emilio de la Morena, sass & bide, Maria Grachvogel, Paul Cosstelloe and Chinese designer Huishan Zhang. Amongst all these brands and designers, the nine fashion labels recognized as the brightest emerging fashion labels by BFC to be bestowed with sponsorship from the newly focused designer support initiative NEWGEN by TOPSHOP, would also showcase at the event. The nine names include – Sister by Sibling, J.JS Lee, 1205, Marques’ Almeida, Sophia Webster, Simone Rocha, Lucas Nascimento and Nasir Mazhar.


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Children to benefit from Hands on Heritage programme

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 10:59

Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna has launched the 2013 edition of the Hands on Heritage educational

programme. Targeting school children, this programme is focused on getting them more engaged with their rich cultural heritage, by literally providing them to experience episodes from our past. This programme forms part of the collaboration between the FWA and Bank of Valletta. School children are invited to one of the many sites managed by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna such as Fort Rinella or the Malta at War Museum, where specially trained animators engage the students in practical sessions meant to help them understand the more complex elements of our history and heritage. The launch of this programme this year was held at Fort Rinella. Joyce Tabone, manager Media and Community Relations at Bank of Valletta met Mario Farrugia, CEO, Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna during the launching session of Hands on Heritage 2013. “The Hands-on-Heritage programme offers students a unique opportunity to handle period instruments and tools and learn how they worked and how they were used,� said Mr Farrugia.


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“We bring what is normally seen on text-books or television to life while learning old skills and discussing issues of heritage and historical interest.” “Participants learn how to Signal using semaphore flags and heliographs and lifting heavy weights using a pulley,” continued Mr Farrugia. “We also give them the opportunity to venture into the turbulent life of the Maltese in wartime Malta and experience living in air-raid shelters, rationing and continue with their lives despite the added hardships.” “The Hands on Heritage programme is an integral part of the bank’s long-term partnership with Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna,” said Ms Tabone. “While preserving our history through restoration projects is one of our main priorities, keeping our history alive through our children is a very effective way of promoting knowledge about the rich heritage that the Maltese islands have encountered, through the ages.”


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Joseph Calleja meets Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s choir Posted By Gozo News On July 30, 2013 @ 11:18 am In Malta News | No Comments

The 200-strong Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s choir met with Joseph Calleja himself during rehearsals at the Divine Mercy Church in San Pawl tat-Targa on Monday evening. The Maltese tenor joined the children in rehearsing the Kleinzach song. This was the last time that the choir of little voices, that will be accompanying Joseph Calleja during his much-awaiting concert this Thursday, met at the Chapel. As from Tuesday 30th July, their rendez-vous becomes the main stage on the Granaries Square in Floriana where everything is falling in place for the big event. Joseph Calleja thanked the children for their efforts. “You are privileged to gain exposure to different genres at such an early age. This is an opportunity which I never had, and it will serve you well in broadening your horizons as you grow up.” Joseph Calleja also thanked soprano Gillian Zammit who has taken it upon herself to coach the choir year after year, a task she does with unfailing dedication, and to a degree of impeccable perfection. Karmenu Vella, the Minister for Tourism congratulated the children for their unique opportunity to accompany Joseph Calleja the world’s most renowned tenor during his concert. Michael Galea Chief Officer at Bank of Valletta expressed his satisfaction at the professional manner in which the Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s choir is rearing up to the challenge ahead. Bank of Valletta is the main sponsor of the Joseph Calleja concert which is being organised by NnG promotions on the 1st August and is also the sponsor of the Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s Choir that will be accompanying Joseph Calleja and the other artists, Zucchero, Rebecca Ferguson, Gianluca Bezzina and the DJ duo Tenishia who will also be performing at the concert.


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Unitel Classica Summer Festival on GO interactive TV

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 16:25

The Unitel Classica Summer Festival 2013 has just kicked off on GO interactive TV. With 7 live broadcasts from the renowned festivals in Salzburg, Lucerne and Bregenz, numerous TV and platform premieres and highlights from the Arena di Verona, the exceptional festival is a first among music lovers all over the world. On top of all its salient benefits, the Summer Festival gives TV viewers worldwide, including GO interactive subscribers, the opportunity to see the spectacular new staging of Mozart’s Magic Flute live from the stage on the enchanting lake in Bregenz. The channel is available to Gold interactive HD customers on channel 612. Unitel Classica – the international premium TV channel for the world of classical music – is available worldwide in 24 countries. The channel shows operas, concerts and ballets from the most famous venues, opera houses and concert halls worldwide, among them live from the Salzburg Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Arena di Verona and many others – in HD and with Surround Sound. The Summer Festival kicked off this year at 9:15pm on July 19 with the live broadcast of the popular “Magic Flute” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart exceptionally staged by David Poutney on the lake stage from the Festival in Bregenz. The Vienna Philharmonic Opening Concert at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt with Joseph Haydn’s The Seasons will be broadcast live later this month on July 28, 8:15 p.m.


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Marking the 200th ‘birthday’ of both Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi on the first weekend in August, the Unitel Classica music channel will air Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg on August 2 and Falstaff on August 3 as part of the Salzburg Festival – each being broadcast live at prime time i.e. 8:15 p.m. GO interactive viewers have even more to look forward to over the 2nd weekend in August on the Unitel Classica TV channel! A total of four spectacular opera productions from the Arena di Verona – celebrating its 100th anniversary – will be shown live over the weekend. The opera productions include Verdi‘s AIDA in a staging based on the original performance that dates back to 1913. On Sunday August 11, music lovers worldwide can await one of Verdi’s most popular operas – La Traviata. Performances will be aired at prime time i.e. 8:15 p.m. Another highlight from the Salzburg Festival, Verdi’s Don Carlo, starring Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros and Thomas Hampson with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Antonio Pappano and staged by Peter Stein, will be broadcast on August 16 at 8:15 p.m. A live broadcast this time with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim will be broadcast on August 18, 8:15 p.m. specifically to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Lucerne Festival. At the anniversary weekend – August 24 and 25 – Unitel Classica music channel will delight TV viewers with another seven concerts from Lucerne starring Claudio Abbado and the Festival Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons. Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, another special event from the Salzburg Festival, will be performed at Salzburg airport’s Hangar 7 among historic airplanes, racing cars and other vehicles. The original event in unconventional surroundings with star soprano Diana Damrau and others will be broadcast live at 8:15 p.m. on August 26. The NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit -- another premiere that GO interactive TV viewers will enjoy at the end of the Summer Festival’s ground-breaking music experience – will play works by Toru Takemitsu, Toshio Hosokawa und Hector Berlioz. The concert will air on August 31 at 8:15 p.m. GO is currently offering new subscribers to Home Pack a truly superb, not-to-be-missed offer where they pay just €25 for the first 3 months for both Gold and Silver packages and experience free HD and free internet upgrade of 35mbps. What’s more, they get a free GO interactive HD box, free VDSL modem and free installation of all services. Those who opt for the Gold package means they can sit back in the comfort of their home and watch the amazing Unitel Classica Summer Festival in HD – compliments of GO! GO interactive TV customers can access the complete programme for the Unitel Classica Summer Festival and more information at www.unitelclassica.com. For more information on GO interactive TV service or to subscribe, customers can drop in at one of GO’ retail outlets in Malta and Gozo, call Freephone 80072121 or visit www.go.com.mt


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Preparations for the Joseph Calleja Concert in full swing

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 11:17

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat accompanied by Michael Galea Chief Officer Operations at Bank of Valletta paid a courtesy visit during the dress rehearsal of the Joseph Calleja concert, which sees the Maltese Tenor himself singing alongside the BOV Children’s Choir, accompanied by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. The scene was quite suggestive, with a group of 200 children flanking the musicians of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, It was amazing to watch the excitement on the little ones’ faces. They have been rehearsing hard, under the direction of soprano Gillian Zammit. ‘ Michael Galea, Chief Officer Operations at Bank of Valletta said that BOV was delighted to be the main sponsor of the Joseph Calleja concert. "It is great to see all the elements that will feature in this year's concert, including the BOV Joseph Calleja Children's Choir, come together following many weeks of rehearsals," said Mr Galea. "The efforts and dedication put in by the two hundred children who will participate in this year's concert are truly remarkable and augur well for a most enjoyable and memorable concert on Thursday which we are all looking forward to". Following a wide ranging collaboration agreement signed earlier on this year, Bank of Valletta is not only the main sponsor of Joseph Calleja's concert on Thursday, but is also supporting the BOV Joseph Calleja Children’s Choir. The Bank and Joseph Calleja have


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also agreed to set up The BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation that is set to be launched later on this year. The Granaries Square in Floriana is rife with activity as preparations for the Joseph Calleja Concert this Thursday are in full swing. The lead-up to the Concert is an orchestration in its own right. Everything from the design of the stage, the sound, lights and screens are masterfully planned out, tapping the expertise of internationally renowned names.


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Unitel Classica Summer Festival on GO interactive TV Article By: di-ve.com news editorial@di-ve.com

The Unitel Classica Summer Festival 2013 has just kicked off on GO interactive TV, with 7 live broadcasts from the renowned festivals in Salzburg, Lucerne and Bregenz, numerous TV and platform premieres and highlights from the Arena di Verona, the exceptional festival is a first among music lovers all over the world. On top of all its salient benefits, the Summer Festival gives TV viewers worldwide, including GO interactive subscribers, the opportunity to see the spectacular new staging of Mozart’s Magic Flute live from the stage on the enchanting lake in Bregenz. The channel is available to Gold interactive HD customers on channel 612. Unitel Classica – the international premium TV channel for the world of classical music – is available worldwide in 24 countries. The channel shows operas, concerts and ballets from the most famous venues, opera houses and concert halls worldwide, among them live from the Salzburg Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Arena di Verona and many others – in HD and with Surround Sound.


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The Unitel Classica Summer Festival on GO interactive TV Posted By Gozo News On July 30, 2013 @ 6:13 pm In Malta News | No Comments

The Unitel Classica Summer Festival 2013 has just kicked off on GO interactive TV. With 7 live broadcasts from the renowned festivals in Salzburg, Lucerne and Bregenz, numerous TV and platform premieres and highlights from the Arena di Verona, the exceptional festival is a first among music lovers all over the world. On top of all its salient benefits, the Summer Festival gives TV viewers worldwide, including GO interactive subscribers, the opportunity to see the spectacular new staging of Mozart’s Magic Flute live from the stage on the enchanting lake in Bregenz. The channel is available to Gold interactive HD customers on channel 612. Unitel Classica – the international premium TV channel for the world of classical music – is available worldwide in 24 countries. The channel shows operas, concerts and ballets from the most famous venues, opera houses and concert halls worldwide, among them live from the Salzburg Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Arena di Verona and many others – in HD and with Surround Sound. The Summer Festival kicked off this year at 9:15pm on July the 19tj with the live broadcast of the popular “Magic Flute” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart exceptionally staged by David Poutney on the lake stage from the Festival in Bregenz. The Vienna Philharmonic Opening Concert at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt with Joseph Haydn’s The Seasons will be broadcast live later this month on July the 28th, at 8:15 p.m. Marking the 200th ‘birthday’ of both Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi on the first weekend in August, the Unitel Classica music channel will air Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg on August 2 and Falstaff on August 3 as part of the Salzburg Festival – each being broadcast live at 8:15 p.m. A total of four spectacular opera productions from the Arena di Verona – celebrating its 100th anniversary – will be shown live over the weekend. The opera productions include Verdi’s AIDA in a staging based on the


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original performance that dates back to 1913. On Sunday August 11, music lovers worldwide can await one of Verdi’s most popular operas – La Traviata. Performances will be aired at 8:15 p.m. Another highlight from the Salzburg Festival, Verdi’s Don Carlo, starring Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros and Thomas Hampson with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Antonio Pappano and staged by Peter Stein, will be broadcast on August 16 at 8:15 p.m. A live broadcast this time with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim will be broadcast on August 18, 8:15 p.m. specifically to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Lucerne Festival. At the anniversary weekend – August 24 and 25 – Unitel Classica music channel will delight TV viewers with another seven concerts from Lucerne starring Claudio Abbado and the Festival Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons. Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, another special event from the Salzburg Festival, will be performed at Salzburg airport’s Hangar 7 among historic airplanes, racing cars and other vehicles. The original event in unconventional surroundings with star soprano Diana Damrau and others will be broadcast live at 8:15 p.m. on August 26. The NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit — another premiere that GO interactive TV viewers will enjoy at the end of the Summer Festival’s ground-breaking music experience – will play works by Toru Takemitsu, Toshio Hosokawa und Hector Berlioz. The concert will air on August 31 at 8:15 p.m. GO said that it is currently offering new subscribers to Home Pack an offer where they pay just €25 for the first 3 months for both Gold and Silver packages and experience free HD and free internet upgrade of 35mbps. What’s more, they get a free GO interactive HD box, free VDSL modem and free installation of all services. GO interactive TV customers can access the complete programme for the Unitel Classica Summer Festival and more information at www.unitelclassica.com [1]. For more information on GO interactive TV service or to subscribe, customers can drop in at one of GO’ retail outlets in Malta and Gozo, call Freephone 80072121 or visit www.go.com.mt [2].


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The Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s Choir rehearses with the Maltese Tenor

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 16:23

The 200-strong Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s choir met with Joseph Calleja himself during rehearsals at the Divine Mercy Church in San Pawl tat-Targa on Monday evening. The Maltese tenor joined the children in rehearsing the Kleinzach song. This was the last time that the choir of little voices, that will be accompanying Joseph Calleja during his muchawaiting concert this Thursday, met at the chapel. As from today, their rendez-vous becomes the main stage on the Granaries Square in Floriana where everything is falling in place for the big event. Joseph Calleja thanked the children for their efforts. “You are privileged to gain exposure to different genres at such an early age. This is an opportunity which I never had, and it will serve you well in broadening your horizons as you grow up.” Joseph Calleja also thanked soprano Gillian Zammit who has taken upon herself the coaching of the choir year after year, a task she does with unfailing dedication, and to a degree of impeccable perfection. Karmenu Vella, Minister for Tourism congratulated the children for their unique opportunity to accompany Joseph Calleja the world’s most renowned tenor during his concert.


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Michael Galea Chief Officer at Bank of Valletta expressed his satisfaction at the professional manner in which the Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s choir is rearing up to the challenge ahead. Bank of Valletta is the main sponsor of the Joseph Calleja concert which is being organised by NnG promotions on the 1st August and is also the sponsor of the Joseph Calleja BOV Children’s Choir that will be accompanying Joseph Calleja and the other artists, Zucchero, Rebecca Ferguson, Gianluca Bezzina and the DJ duo Tenishia who will also be performing at the concert.

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