It’s a busy week for us at the Marionettes!
Tomorrow (Thursday 12th April), we join with some of the country’s leading performers – Errol Fabien, the Lydian Singers, Wendell Constantine, Denyse Plummer, Lord Superior, the Metamorphosis and Marcia Charles dance companies, Los Alumunos de San Juan, Farida Chapman, Paul Keens-Douglas, Felix Roach and the Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars for a sold out event at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) for Make a joyful noise: a festival of unity. The event is hosted by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain.
On Saturday 14th April, we sing some of Dr Eric Williams‘ favourites numbers performed by the Marionettes for the annual wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 31st anniversary of his passing, and the 101st anniversary of his birth. The event is hosted annually by the Eric Williams Memorial Committee and takes place at the Chaguaramas heliport.
We look forward to seeing some of you at these two events. And of course, mark your calendars because our next big event is our mid-year offering on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July at the Queen’s Hall.
Karl Jenkins‘ exceptional, multi-cultural and multi-media work The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) – commissioned for the millenium celebrations in Great Britain – is the signature work, and we will also be showcasing our talented youth. Our faithful audiences can be assured of leaving our mid-year concert series feeling restored, with a renewed faith in the future of Trinidad and Tobago, which celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence this August. We also celebrate the 40th anniversary of our association with bpTT this year. And next year, we too celebrate our own 50th anniversary, as the first choir to be formed in an independent T&T!
See you soon! 🙂