Glowing for the Lord
It was a Saturday afternoon at Calvary Moravian Church, built in 1894, where the youth of the Moravian Youth Council had organized an afternoon’s activity showcasing talent in tribute to the Most High.
Kristina Carter, public relations officer of the youth body, said the programme was billed as a GLOW event – Glorify The God Of Wonder.
Accordingly, the youth were able to demonstrate that they had the ability to bring glory in various forms, including steel pan, dance and song.
The welcome at the entrance by treasurer of the group and also member of Dunscombe Youth Fellowship musical group, Tara Hoyte, was as inviting as one would wish. That was a great start to the evening. She also spoke briefly about the re-energizing of the group two years ago after a period of dormancy.
We were subsequently treated to a good fare of talent, perhaps more than we bargained for. The all-female, eight-piece Calvary Steel Orchestra manifested the keen commitment to pursue positive self-development and bringing pleasure to others.
Among those who blessed the heart was Kareen Agard, a childhood singing prodigy approaching adulthood. His was an inspiring rendition of Go Light Your World executed with the smoothness of great ballad singers.
Raphael Saul, an attorney at law with a passion for singing gospel songs, was also happy to be among those who performed.
“I have recorded two singles – Everlasting and Everything – which currently air on gospel radio stations. I also have my performances on YouTube and was a headliner in the 2012 NCF Gospel Concert. God has given me this gift and I will use it for Him,” he said.
The New Dimension Ministries Dancers added flair and colour with their dance expertise to thrill patrons who gave enthusiastic support.
The female duet Nicovia sang two songs from their album Exposure while the all-male group Faithful Few also offered sweet music to the ears.
Of the bigger groups, Moravian Disciples, who have produced 100 original songs written and composed by members, offered excellent choral music, testimony to their being awarded Chorale Of The Year (2008) and also being NIFCA award winners.
The Dunscombe Youth Fellowship brought the curtain down on the concert in an upbeat mode, adding Caribbean rhythms. Their tributes in song captured the essence of their well-rendered You Never Gave Up On Me.