The 130 singers of the BP Marionettes’ adult, youth, and children‘s choirs are back at Queen’s Hall come 7th–10th December with their anticipated Christmas concert, I Dream A World. Tickets are already going fast, with the first online ticket orders coming through in early September!
It’s no wonder, as the Marionettes annual Christmas concert has become a cherished annual tradition for many in Trinidad. For over 50 years, their faithful patrons have declared that “Christmas begins with the Marionettes”. Audiences can look forward to the choirs weaving the musical magic of Christmas through an uplifting and festive programme of classical, spirituals, gospel, musical theatre, and popular local and international Christmas favourites under the batons of Gretta Taylor (Hummingbird Medal Gold) and Dr Roger Henry. Fans of talented soloists like Jacqueline Johnson, Hermina Charles and Gillian Seecharan — as well as young Annalise Emmanuel, Dominique Akal, and Aysiah McEachnie-Assing — will certainly not be disappointed.
Part proceeds of I Dream A World go to the Living Water Community’s hurricane relief efforts in Dominica and Barbuda; and part proceeds will go to the Marionettes Property Fund as the group seeks to build a home of their own. The series is supported by Flow, CNMG, and by the Marionettes’ title sponsor since 1972, bpTT.
Showtimes for I Dream A World are 7:30pm Thursday 7th through Saturday 9th December, and 5:00pm on Sunday 10th. Tickets are just $150 on opening night and $200 for the Friday performance, while the Saturday and Sunday shows are $200 open, $250 reserved, and $300 premium reserved. There are $25 discounts for early birds (for tickets bought by Saturday 2nd December), seniors 60+, children under 18, students, and Patrons of Queen’s Hall.
Tickets for I Dream A World are available from members starting Monday 13th November; at the Living Water Community (Frederick Street, 625-6730) from Monday 20th November; at the Queen’s Hall Box Office (10am–5:30pm) from Monday 27th November; and at marionetteschorale.com (through opening night only).
For more information, the Marionettes can be contacted on Facebook, and at firstname.lastname@example.org or 790-1751 (9am–5pm, Monday–Saturday).