Bank of Val­letta sup­ports Cliff Zam­mit Stevens’ ninth an­nual con­cert

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

Bank of Val­letta an­nounced that it will be giv­ing its back­ing to Cliff Zam­mit Stevens, who will be or­gan­is­ing his ninth solo con­cert on 16 Septem­ber at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Val­letta.

This was an­nounced dur­ing a brief visit paid by Charles Az­zopardi, BOV ex­ec­u­tive PR & Mar­ket­ing to Pjazza Teatru Rjal, where Cliff is busy re­hears­ing with the An­i­mae Gospel Choir, his spe­cial guests for this year’s con­cert.

Az­zopardi said: “It is of great sat­is­fac­tion to wit­ness Cliff Zam­mit Stevens, a highly tal­ented tenor, who we have been fol­low­ing since he was merely a stu­dent par­tic­i­pat­ing in the mini gigs over a decade ago. Back then, th­ese young artists and mu­si­cians vis­ited vil­lage squares unan­nounced to per­form clas­si­cal pieces.”

Speak­ing of Cliff’s progress, Az­zopardi said that the young tenor has worked hard, with pas­sion and drive, or­gan­is­ing, al­most sin­gle-hand­edly, th­ese an­nual con­certs, while study­ing and per­form­ing abroad.

“Cliff, who is also a scholar of the BOV Joseph Calleja Foun­da­tion, has grown his fol­low­er­ship over the past years, through his dili­gence and per­se­ver­ance, com­mend­able skills that will serve him well as he grows in his artis­tic ca­reer.”

The Lon­don-based tenor re­turns to Malta af­ter a very busy year that saw him per­form­ing con­certs and op­eras across Europe. His ap­pear­ances in­cluded Le Nozze di Fi­garo at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, tour­ing I Ca­puleti e i Mon­tec­chi across the UK and head­lin­ing Malta’s EU pres­i­dency con­cert in Ber­lin. While in Malta, he has also per­formed at the Amer­i­can Em­bassy and San An­ton Palace.

“Mu­sic is a uni­ver­sal lan­guage that knows no bar­ri­ers. This is the rea­son why I in­vited the An­i­mae Gospel Choir, a vo­cal ensem­ble based in Malta and fea­tur­ing some of the finest tal­ent on the is­lands, to join me. I am truly hum­bled and thrilled to fea­ture this choir as my spe­cial guest this year,” com­mented Zam­mit Stevens. “Thus, this year’s con­cert rep­re­sents di­verse mu­si­cal gen­res that blend to­gether har­mo­niously.”

Speak­ing about their par­tic­i­pa­tion, Chris­tian Borg, man­ager and key­boardist of the An­i­mae Gospel Choir ex­plained: “The choir which knows its ori­gin in 2008, presently fea­tures 21 gospel singertroupe mem­bers. True to its name, the choir fo­cuses on ‘soul’ mu­sic that is spir­i­tual and pro­motes pos­i­tiv­ity. We are very ex­cited about some of the num­bers we shall be per­form­ing with the MPO. The very sug­ges­tive back­drop of the Teatru Rjal will also con­trib­ute to a truly unique ex­pe­ri­ence, where the au­di­ence will truly feel part of the mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence.” Tick­ets for the Cliff Zam­mit Stevens’ con­cert are avail­able from www.tick­et­

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