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This December 8-11, we “Sing Alleluia” for Christmas 2016
by on November 1, 2016 in News

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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, for the construction of our own rehearsal and performance space.

You can pre-order your tickets online today, or through members! The Queen’s Hall Box Office (624-1284) opens from Monday 28th November, 10am–5:30pm, Monday–Saturday.

The Marionettes perform Noel

Christmas with the Marionettes 2015

Tickets

Here are the ticket and discount details:

  • OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL: Thursday 8th, 7:30pm — all seats $150 (no further discounts apply)
  • CONCESSIONS: For performances Friday (7:30pm), Saturday (7:30pm), and Sunday (5:00pm), seniors 60+, students, under 18s, and Patrons of Queen’s Hall all receive $25 off! (Proof of age, student status, and/or POQH membership required, as applicable)
  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Tickets bought by Saturday 3rd December are $25 off!
  • All other tickets not eligible for concessions or the early bird discount (see above) are: $200 (open) | $250 (reserved) | $300 (premium reserved).

You can pre-order your tickets, which will then be available for collection at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Make sure to follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for all the latest! For more information, contact us at orders@marionetteschorale.com and 790-1751 (9am–6pm, Monday–Saturday).

About Sing Alleluia

For 53 years, faithful patrons have proclaimed: “Christmas begins with the Marionettes”! As has become a cherished Christmas tradition in Trinidad, the BP Marionettes’ adult, Youth and Children’s choirs return to Queen’s Hall in December with their eagerly anticipated holiday concert to ring in the festive season! Faithful audiences can look forward to the choirs weaving the Yuletide through an uplifting, rhythmic, and fun-filled programme of classical, spirituals, gospel, and popular local and international Christmas favourites. In a time when our country and the world are in dire need of peace, healing, and hope, the Marionettes — under the batons of Gretta Taylor (Hummingbird Medal Gold) and Dr Roger Henry — seek to usher in a spirit of love, community, joy and thanksgiving with music to put you in the holiday mood, and remind us all of the reason for the season. The series is proudly sponsored by bpTT, Flow, and CNMG: the Caribbean New Media Group (Sweet 100.1FM, TalkCity 91.1FM, and CTV).

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Proceeds from Sing Alleluia

During difficult times like these, we’ve always believed that we need to help each other more than ever. In July, during our 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 Uganda Martyrs in Longdenville (through the Church of St Philip and St James in Chaguanas)
  • and outreach works in the parish of La Romaine.

This Christmas season, part proceeds of Sing Alleluia will go to the Living Water Community. Their far-reaching programmes include care for those suffering from HIV/AIDS; housing, shelter, and training for at-risk young men; a Food Bank for single mothers; a cancer hospice; rehabilitation and housing for recovering addicts; care and housing for refugees; meals, baths, and clothes for the homeless; and a halfway house for neglected and abused children. They have also been one of the local groups coordinating assistance for those hit by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

They say that charity begins at home, and part proceeds also go to the Marionettes Property Fund. For over 50 years, we have rehearsed wherever we can find space. But as our choirs’ numbers grow — along with our vast library of sheet music, archival material, instruments, sets, and costumes — there is a pressing need for a home of our own. Since 2001, we have been working to achieve this dream. We have been raising funds through performances, walkathons, brunches, the sale of CDs and merchandise, private donations, and the Buy-a-Brick programme. We have a plot of land in Mucrapo, and have received approvals from all requisite authorities. Now, all we need is the funding.

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Individual and corporate contributions or pledges of products and services can be made:

  • by cash, money orders, or cheques payable to The Marionettes Chorale (by mail or in the lobby at performances)
  • via PayPal (to email@marionetteschorale.com)
  • via direct deposit/wire transfer to Republic Bank Account #150 215 057 101
  • by contacting Joanne Mendes to pledge building materials and services at email@marionetteschorale.com or (868) 790-1751.

Thank you as always for your support! We look forward to seeing you next month as we Sing Alleluia!

 

Marionettes Chorale Sing Alleluia Christmas Concert Flyer Trinidad 2016

 

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