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Glad tidings of the season


Glad tidings of the  season

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THIS IS A SEASON when the air is often filled with joyous music. Last Sunday evening was no exception when the Clarion Singers presented a delightful concert at the Christ The King Anglican Church.

The audience was treated to a varied programme which featured both well-known and not-so-well-known carols. It was for worthy causes – the Queen’s College Benevolent Fund and the Christ The King hall project.

The church was not filled to its capacity, but there was a good turnout of paying patrons, perhaps in excess of 150, who would have been thrilled at what they heard and saw.

The programme started on the right note with the audience participating in the opening hymn, Angels From The Realms Of Glory, with that beautiful refrain: Come and worship, come and worship; Worship Christ, the newborn King.

This set the tone for the evening. Orator Nkwa Daniel then took over and started telling a story against a backdrop of beautiful notes and melodies. Hers was the right voice, speaking with clarity, diction and the correct intonation.

Norton Brewster and his Belle Voci Cantanti singers got things going with a number of selections which were all well received. If you love good singing, then this is your type of group.

Tenor Delisle McCollin sang that old standard Ave Maria and even though he did not leave you with goose bumps, it was a solid presentation.

Then came G-Syndicate, a very popular group at this time of the year. This a cappella group has a range of songs which appeal to the listening audience and even though the acoustics were not ideal, the audience enjoyed the presentation.

The group of the evening, The Clarion Singers, gave a brilliant presentation. The group’s leader, Derek Marshall, should be proud of what his hard work has produced.

Special credit must be given to Calderon Walrond and Andrea Marshall-Harris for conceptualising and implementing the idea of this concert for worthy causes. The Queen’s College PTA, principal Dr David Browne and Reverend Luther Johnson, priest in charge of Christ The King, would all have been pleased as the concert brought credit to them.