The Malta Independent 14 April 2024, Sunday
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Rock & Pop Classis of the 80’s & 90’s at the Teatru Aurora

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 14:28 Last update: about 3 months ago

Stellar cast for this year’s edition of rock orchestral concert Rock & Pop Classis of the 80’s & 90’s by the Gozo Youth Orchestra in collaboration with 7SPP and Festivals Malta.

Preparations are well underway for this year's yet another spectacular rock orchestral titled Rock & POP Classics of the 80s and 90s at the Teatru Aurora on the 2nd March 2024. It will be for one night only. The Gozo Youth Orchestra and 7SPP, with the support of Festivals Malta, will present their latest collaboration. On this occasion we will feature, not only some of the best Rock numbers but also some of the most popular numbers from that period.


The line-up will be familiar to our many loyal supporters by now. It features The Gozo Youth Orchestra - a 60-piece orchestra under the direction of its Founder and Musical Director, Maestro Joseph Grech plus CASH & BAND, led by John 'Cash' Cassar. Once again a very talented line up of local guest vocalists will be included.  Dorothy Bezzina, Jolene Samhan together with guest singers Rachel Grech, Dorothy Borg Bonnici, Natassja Chapman, Jessica Magro and X Factor contestant Amelia Kalabic, will be joined by Klinsmann, Neville Refalo, and Chris Grech. They are recognised as being among some of the best talent available on these islands and all have featured in some of the biggest events held in Malta and Gozo. The backing vocals will be provided by The 7SPP Choir, under the direction of Dorothy Bezzina.

The show will feature over, 27 classic numbers selected from the works of some of Rock & Pop's greatest legends. Prepare to hear amazing renditions from the works of Guns n Roses, Depeche Mode, QUEEN, R.E.M, Aerosmith, The Pet Shop Boys, Journey, Europe, Van Halen, The Scorpions, Bon Jovi, The Cranberries, Foreigner, Tina Turner, Madonna, Berlin, U2, Bruce Springsteen, The Verve, Phil Collins, and many others. A full setlist will be displayed soon on the social media pages of 7SPP and The Gozo Wind Band and Youth Orchestra. 

Deciding on which numbers to cover is never an easy task. The producers are confident that there will be something there for every fan in the wide fanbase that attend these concerts on a regular basis. The music scores for this show have once again been prepared by Mr. Daryl McKenzie, the scores which he prepared for our previous shows have been very positively received and are highly regarded.

The producers once more would like to show their appreciation for the support given by the loyal patrons who fill up the concert halls every year. The producers believe that Live Audiences guarantee the continuation of live events for future generations.

This spectacular show could not be possible without the continuing support of Festivals Malta, Visit Malta, Cultural Heritage Directorate within the Ministry for Gozo, Ministry for Gozo and Planning, Arts Council Malta, Malta International Airport, Aurora Bistro Café' and our sponsors The General Soft Drinks Co., Paul Stellini Design Studio, The Duke Boutique Hotel and HOG.

Booking hotline: or +356 7904 5779 and further info can be found on, and fb/Instagram pages of The Gozo Youth Wind Band & Orchestra and 7 Star Pyramid Productions.




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