Advent has begun, but for many Christmas in earnest begins in Trinidad this Thursday as we open “A Christmas Jubilee” at the Queen’s Hall.
Tickets for both the Saturday and Sunday performances have already sold out. The few remaining tickets available for Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December (both shows 7:30pm) can be purchased from the choir (firstname.lastname@example.org and 790-1751) and at the Queen’s Hall Box Office (624-1284, 10am–6pm daily).
“A Christmas Jubilee” features the BP Marionettes’ veteran adult, dynamic Youth and irresistible Children’s choirs in a programme of audience Christmas favourites, as our 50th anniversary celebrations continue. The concert also marks the exciting world premiere of Assistant Musical Director Dr. Roger Henry’s original work, “There was a Man Sent From God”.
The show also features some of the nation’s favourite soloists as well as exciting emerging vocal and dramatic talents, including: Murchison Brown, Hermina Charles, Giselle Clarke, Marlon De Bique, Lisa De Caires, Kashif Dennis, Patrice Inglesbirth, Jean-Marc Henry, Errol James, Jacqueline Johnson, Leah Lewis, Deborah Nahous, Jacqueline Smith, Michelle Tardieu-Attale, Caroline Taylor, Garfield Washington, Diahann White, and talented youngsters Dominique Akal and Annalise Emmanuel.
Youth Chorale alumni Karen and Kathy Norman, the twin designers behind fashion-forward Carnival band K2K Alliance, also have designed the Marionettes ladies’ evening gowns, as well as the gowns of conductor Gretta Taylor.
The series is supported by media partners, the Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG); FLOW (Columbus Communications), on whose Local On Demand platform several of the Marionettes’ most popular concerts will soon be available; and by the Marionettes’ title sponsor since 1972, BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT).