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

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 a wide-ranging repertoire of beautiful music that will make your spirit soar — including the cherished Fauré “Requiem”. [Continue reading...]

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

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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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Sing Alleluia opens next week at Queen’s Hall

From left to right: prolific arranger and educator Desmond Waithe; Artistic & Musical Director Gretta Taylor; and Assistant Musical Director Dr Roger Henry take the curtain call at a Marionettes Christmas concert

It’s that time of year again and BP Marionettes is fully into rehearsals and preparation for their annual Christmas concert series. As it continues its revered tradition of holiday performances, the Chorale will bring together a slew of singers, dancers and instrumentalists to present Sing Alleluia from December 8 to 11 at Queen’s Hall. This [...]

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This December 8-11, we “Sing Alleluia” for Christmas 2016

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Can you believe it’s that time of year again? After 53 years, the “Christmas with the Marionettes” tradition continues as our three choirs return to Queen’s Hall this Thursday 8th–Sunday 11th December with Sing Alleluia! Proceeds from the series go to the far-reaching work of the Living Water Community, and to the Marionettes Property Fund, [...]

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