Remembering Astra Da Costa

Astra Da Costa was a magnificent figure in Trinidad & Tobago’s cultural, corporate and philanthropic landscape, who passed away 12

17 October, 2021
Marionettes co-founder Jocelyn Pierre conducts the choir and Pan Am North Stars at Queen's Hall in 1968. It was the first ever concert with choir and steelband.
Marionettes & Pan Am North Stars: the original “voices & steel”

In 1966 (and again in 1968), the Marionettes Chorale and Pan Am North Stars steel orchestra performed an arrangement of

23 August, 2020
Watch Tributes (2008) — to Bernstein; Broadway (Ragtime & Hairspray); and Calypso (Rudder, Andall & Tanker)

In July 2008, the Marionettes adult choir and Youth Chorale kicked off their 45th anniversary season with Tributes — a

13 August, 2020
Pan Am North Stars and Marionettes in Some Enchanted Evening 1968
“Pans and Choir in Some Enchanted Evening” (Trinidad Guardian, 1968)

By Ewart Rouse Trinidad Guardian, July 1968 Photo by Kenny Rudd   Trinidad culture has just scored one of its

12 August, 2020
Excerpts from AIDA in the Marionettes' Mosaic V: A Taste of Opera & Broadway (2007)
Watch Mosaic V: a Taste of Opera & Broadway (2007)

In July 2007, the Marionettes Chorale and Youth Chorale — featuring the Noble Douglas Dance Company — presented a programme

19 July, 2020
Watch Mosaic IV: the Best of Broadway (2004)

The Marionettes senior and youth choirs, together with the Noble Douglas Dance Company, presented MOSAIC IV: the Best of Broadway

18 July, 2020
Watch the Marionettes’ Live at Queen’s Hall in 1980

This programme was directed for stage by Helen Camps, and produced by Bruce Paddington and filmed by Banyan Television in

17 July, 2020
1989 - Carmina Marionettes greatest challenge
Watch Carmina Burana (1994)

The Marionettes Chorale, together with their “family of choirs” and the Noble Douglas Dance Company, presented Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

16 July, 2020
Watch the Marionettes at the OAS Headquarters, Washington DC, in 1997

The senior choir of the Marionettes Chorale performed at the Hall of the Americas in the Organization of American States

15 July, 2020
Vote for Aliyah Ramatally for the Commonwealth International Composition Award

We’ve got some wonderful news to share: the multi-talented Aliyah Ramatally, who has sung with both the youth and senior

11 January, 2020
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