Hearts Beat Together 2 runs this weekend

Marionettes at Holy Rosary Hearts Beat Together

The Marionettes give a fundraising performance of “Hearts Beat Together” at and for the Holy Rosary Church. Photo: Maria Nunes Photography

The saying goes that charity begins at home — but the Marionettes believe that, especially during challenging times like these, it must not end there. This weekend, with shows Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July in aid of various parishes, the Marionettes reaffirm their commitment to the principle that’s guided them from inception with Hearts Beat Together 2.

Under the batons of Artistic & Musical Director Gretta Taylor (Hummingbird Medal Gold), and Assistant Musical Director Dr Roger Henry, the three choirs of the BP Marionettes will be partnering with three churches this weekend. On Friday 7 July at 7:30pm, they are at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Port of Spain (627-7004), raising funds for the church’s Memorial Hall. On Saturday 8 July at 7:15pm, the choir heads up to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Paramin (629-2193), to raise funds for the church’s upgrade and renovation works. And on Sunday 9 July at 5:00pm, the choir gives their first performance in recent years at The Abbey, Mount St. Benedict (662-8792), in aid of their water improvement project.

Tickets are just $150, and available from the churches, from Marionettes choir members, and from the Marionettes (orders@marionetteschorale.com and 790-1751). They’re aalso vailable to reserve online. [Continue reading...]

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Marionettes at Holy Rosary Hearts Beat Together

The Marionettes give a fundraising performance of “Hearts Beat Together” at and for the Holy Rosary Church. Photo: Maria Nunes Photography

With so much work to be done in our communities and NGOs already stretched to the limit, the Marionettes have made it a priority over the last year — as we have many times since inception — to partner with organisations around the country to raise funds for critical initiatives.

Between July 2016 and April 2017, we’ve hosted nine different performances from which we were able to donate over half a million dollars, as well as contribute to our own Property Fund. And from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July, we are on the move again to add to that tally with Hearts Beat Together 2a celebration of music and community!

For last year’s Hearts Beat Together series, our adult, Youth and Children’s choirs did four shows in Port of Spain, Chaguanas, and La Romaine. For this second edition, and once again under the batons of Artistic & Musical Director Gretta Taylor and Assistant Musical Director Dr Roger Henry, we head to All Saints Anglican Church in Port of Spain on Friday 7th (7:30pm); Our Lady of Guadalupe RC Church in Paramin on Saturday 8th (7:15pm); and the Abbey at Mount St Benedict in Tunapuna on Sunday 9th (5:00pm). [Continue reading...]

The Marionettes sing to “Heal Our Land” this Saturday 8th April

Curtain call at "Sing Alleluia" (2016)

This Saturday — on the eve of Palm Sunday — the Marionettes’ three choirs (adult, youth, and children) sing for hope, for healing, and to raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the historic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Hosted by His Grace, Archbishop Joseph Harris, “Heal Our Land” promises an evening of musical upliftment, featuring [...]

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Season’s greetings, gift ideas, and Sing Alleluia on the airwaves

NOEL Christmas with the Marionettes 2015 Curtain Call 2

Season’s greetings! We hope this finds you and yours blessed and happy as Christmas approaches and this challenging year comes to a close. Here is our final post for 2016, with our heartfelt greetings to you; news of opportunities to relive or discover Sing Alleluia…plus some last-minute gift ideas. Sing Alleluia on the airwaves We’ve [...]

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Sing Alleluia: a message from Gretta Taylor

Gretta Taylor conducts the choir at one of their popular Christmas concerts

Five months ago, for our mid-year series Hearts Beat Together, we were singing in churches in Port of Spain, La Romain, and Chaguanas, helping to raise much-needed funds for restoration, construction, and outreach work. During difficult times like these, we’ve always believed that we need to help each other more than ever. For Sing Alleluia, [...]

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For the Marionettes, charity begins — but does not end — at home with ‘Sing Alleluia’

The Marionettes' Gretta Taylor, bpTT's Robert Riley, and AMPLE's Astra Da Costa raise fund for hurricane-ravaged Grenada

The saying goes that charity begins at home — but the Marionettes believe that, especially during challenging times like these, it must not end there. In July, during their Hearts Beat Together series, we raised funds for the restoration of All Saints and Holy Rosary churches in Port of Spain; the unfinished church of the [...]

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Sing Alleluia aims to bring joy and upliftment at the end of a challenging 2016

Artistic and Musical Director Gretta Taylor and Assistant Musical Director Dr Roger Henry

It’s been a difficult time for many this year. More than ever, as the Christmas season approaches, the Marionettes aims to bring as much joy, hope, and upliftment as they possibly can the best way they know how — through music and community. As such, the group’s three choirs — adult, youth, and children — return [...]

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