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Seventh heaven

Gercine Carter

Seventh heaven

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The Barbados National Youth Symphony Orchestra on Friday night identified themselves as credible rivals to the Royal Barbados Police Force Band with a rendition of the National Anthem that brought spontaneous muted applause from the large audience.

That applause, however, rose to a crescendo once master of ceremonies Maurice Norville announced to the music lovers in the Frank Collymore Hall that it was permissible to break with protocol on this occasion after such a stirring performance of the Anthem by the young men and women performing in the Rotary Club’s Classical Best Of Youth IV.

Billed Magnificent Seven, the annual concert featured British-born pianist Alanna Crouch, now seven, who at age five played her way into the hearts of the audience in her first appearance at the Hall, and Barbados’ premier soprano Amanda Fields, just back from an intensive summer programme in Italy.

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