Activities In Malta

November 2016

Things To Do In November

In this time of the year you can find many things to do indoors from plays and concerts. Christmas activities will flourish by the end of this month.

The Wedding fair will be back with us. These activities have achieved a lot of popularity and are gaining ground with many locals.

Philosophy of Computer Games Conference 2016

Organizers: University of Malta
When: 1st to 4th November

Battle of Malta 2016

Organizers: University of Malta
Venue: Portomaso Casino
When: 2nd to 7th November

Wedding & Events Exhibition

Organizers: MFCC
Location: Ta’ Qali
When: 3rd to 6th November
Time: 18.30 to 22.30

Giuseppe Verdi: Messa Da Requiem

Organizers: Mediterranean Conference Centre
Location: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta
When: 5th November

In Guardia Parade

Organizers: Malta Tourism Authority
Location: Fort St. Elmo
When: 6th November
Time: 11:00 to 12:00

Malta Book Festival

Event Type: Exhibition
Organisers: National Book Council
Location: Mediterranean Conference Centre
When: 9th to 13th November

Malta Vs Slovenia

Organisers: Malta Football Association
Location: Ta'Qali National Stadium
When: 11th November
Time: 20:45

Malta Darts Open

Organisers: Malta Darts Association
Location: Topaz Hotel Bugibba
When: 15th to 17th November


Location: Aurora Opera House
When: 19th November
Time: 20:00

Malta International Organ Festival

Organisers: Malta International Orchestra

LocationSt. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Valletta, Bir Miftuħ Medieval Chapel, Gudja,  St, Augustine Parish Church Valletta, St Helen Basilica, Birkirkara, Zejtun Parish Church, Ta'Xbiex Parish Church, Balluta Parish Church and others.

When: 19th to 9th December


Tel: +356 7940 9064


Block Tickets: €52.20 - access to all paying concerts (discount of €12.50 from €65).

Bir Miftuħ Medieval Chapel has a capacity of 70 seats only.

There is a limit on Block Tickets due to the limit of seats at Bir Miftuħ Chapel.

Music for the King of Instruments 

Undoubtedly the largest event during this time of the year for the

lovers of art and classical music is the Malta International Organ

Festival, which this year will take place from 19th November till 9th

December.  A festival surely not to be missed with 17 concerts by

world renowned musicians in the Cathedrals, Basilicas and Churches

across the Maltese Islands.

The festival brings together world renowned, top-notch musicians with

some of the greatest music written for the organ, performed in

chapels, churches, basilicas and cathedrals that showcase some of the

Maltese Islands' most stunning architectural and artistic heritage.


Cultural Heritage is often associated very narrowly with museums and

archaeological sites, but Malta possesses a much more extensive

patrimony of heritage assets including music and our beloved Churches

and Cathedrals.

It was with the arrival of the knights of St John and the lifting of

the Great Siege of 1565, that the building of modern Malta commenced,

and the archipelago's landscape was transformed beyond

configurations that had changed very little since prehistoric times.

Fortifications, wonderful palaces and a network of small cities, towns

and villages emerged, where at the heart of each was a church.

These small cities, towns and villages today form the historic centre

of our archipelago's urban landscape, and many are also the venues

for the Malta International Organ Festival. The arts have always

played a large role in Maltese culture, and it is everyone's aim

that the high calibre programme that has been put together should

serve as an endorsement to the event's international status ,

becoming now a regular part of the Malta cultural calendar.

The programme kicks off with a performance by the world renowned BBC

Proms organist and conductor Wayne Marshall on the organ, together

with Malta's most outstanding baritone Joseph Lia.

Saturday 19th November

  • Opening Concert
  • Wayne Marshall  (UK) - Organ, Joseph Lia (Malta) - Baritone
  • St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta - 19.30  (Price €20)

Sunday 20th November

  • Organ & Clarinet Concert
  • Erwin Wiersinga (Netherlands)- Organ, Yfke Hoogevee(Netherlands)-
  • Clarinet
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church, Fontana Gozo - 19.00 (Free)

Monday 21st November

  • Solo Organ Recital
  • Joseph Caruana (Malta) - Organ
  • St. Catherine Parish Church, Żejtun - 19.15 (Free)

Tuesday 22nd November

  • Organ & Cello Concert
  • Andres Uibo (Estonia) - Organ & Aare Tammesalu (Estonia) - Cello
  • Jesus of Nazareth Chapel, Xagħra Gozo - 19.00 (Free)

Wednesday 23rd November

  • Choir & Organ Concert
  • Giesme Choir (Lithuania), Jonas Zenonas Bernadisius(Conductor), Aelita
  • Petrauskiene (Organ)
  • St. Helen's Basilica, Birkirkara - 19.15 (Free)

Thursday 24th November

  • Violin, Cello & Organ Concert
  • Andres Uibo (Estonia) - Organ, Alexandra Orlova (Russia) - Violin &
  • Aare Tammesalu (Estonia) - Cello
  • Bir Miftuħ Medieval Chapel, Gudja  - 19.30 (Price €15)

Friday 25th November

  • Organ & Pan-Pipes Concert
  • Dominique Aubert (France)- Organ, Philipe Emmanuel Haas (France) -
  • Pan-Pipes
  • St. Augustine Parish Church, Valletta - 20.00 (Free)

Saturday 26th November

  • Organ & Voice Concert
  • Marco D'Avola (Italy)- Organ, Silvia Di Falco (Italy) -  Soprano,
  • Joseph Lia (Malta) - Baritone
  • Annunciation Parish Church, Balzan - 19.15 (Free)

Sunday 27th November

  • Improvisations on Sacred Themes
  • Dion Buhagiar (Malta)- Organ
  • St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta - 10.15 (Free)

Tuesday 29th November

  • Organ Music by German Composers
  • Christian Schmitt (Germany)- Organ
  • St. Augustine Parish Church, Valletta - 20.00 (Free)

Wednesday 30th November

  • Organ & Brass
  • Daniel Zaretsky (Russia)- Organ, Geoffrey Alvarez (UK) - Conductor,
  • Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Ensemble
  • St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta - 19.30  (Price €15)

Thursday 1st December

  • Strada Stretta Concept Concert
  • Daniel Zaretsky (Russia) - Organ, Reggie Clews (Malta) - Violin &
  • Yaroslav Mikulkho (Ukraine) - Cello
  • Loop Bar, Strait Street, Valletta - 20.30 (Free)

Friday 2nd December

  • Solo Organ Recital
  • Diego Cannizzaro (Sicily) - Organ
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Church, Balluta - 19.30 (Free)

Saturday 3rd December

  • Theme & Variations on Maltese Feast Antiphons
  • Roberta Bugeja (Malta) - Organ
  • St. Julian's Parish Church, St Julian's - 20.30 (Free)

Sunday 4th December

  • Solo Organ Recital
  • Piret Aidulo (Estonia) - Organ
  • St. John of the Cross Parish Church,  Ta' Xbiex - 19.15 (Free)

Wednesday 7th December

  • Bach's Organ Masterpieces
  • Heribert Breuer (Germany) - Organ
  • St. Augustine Parish Church, Valletta - 20.00 (Free)

Friday 9th December

  • Grand Finale - Corelli's Christmas Concerto & Handel's ORGAN CONCERTO
  • OP. 4 NO. 5 IN F MAJOR
  • Elena Sartori (Italy) - Conductor/Organ &  Valletta Chamber Orchestra
  • St. Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta - 19.30  (Price €15)

The Malta Dance Spectacular 2016

Organiser: Malta Wheelchair Dancesport Association
Location: University Sports Complex, Msida
When: 26th to 27th November

Battle of Malta 2016

Malta's largest poker event
Venue: Portomaso casino, St. Julians
When: 2nd to 7th November

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