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CHOIRMASTER EXTRAORDINAIRE, teacher and civil servant, the late Sydney Harris was best known for his contribution to the development of music in Barbados.
Harris was regarded as an icon in the area of church music where he gave of himself, his skills, his talent and time to this country and its people.
A friend and mentor to scores of people, Harris was given the honour on November 1, 2001, of switching on the lights to illuminate Bridgetown to start that year’s annual Independence celebrations.
Regarding that moment as one of the proudest of his life, Harris said it was as significant to him as his participation in the first flag-raising ceremony when the Broken Trident was raised and Britain’s Union Jack was lowered on November 30, 1966, at the Garrison Savannah.
in today’s WEEKEND NATION EXTRA, we reveal the life and times of this Lightfoot Lane, City boy who went on to share his musical knowledge with many students for more than 50 years, while thrilling audiences in the United States, Canada, Britain and the Caribbean when he toured with his choirs. (SP)

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