Watch the Marionettes at the OAS Headquarters, Washington DC, in 1997
by on July 15, 2020 in News

The senior choir of the Marionettes Chorale performed at the Hall of the Americas in the Organization of American States (OAS) Headquarters, Washington DC, in September 1997. The choir’s performance was part of our tour of the United States that year, making stops in Florida, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Princeton University in New Jersey, and two performances in New York, including at Medgar Evers College.


Conductor: Gretta Taylor. Production Manager: Joanne Mendes. Assistant Musical Director: Susan Dore. Keyboards: Enrique Ali, Susan Dore. Steelpan: Maureen Clement, Stacy Subero. Drums: Odilia Garcia. Cuatro: Desmond Waithe

PROGRAMME (with timecodes)

00:00 — Opening remarks from Ambassador Corinne Baptiste McKnight (then Trinidad & Tobago’s Ambassador to Washington, DC)


Let all the world in every corner sing (Vaughan Williams)
Alleluia (Thompson)
Laudate Dominum (Mozart), guest soloist: Anne Gordon
Salmo 150 (Aguiar)
Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré)
Lord of the Dance (Willcocks)
Ev’ry time I feel the spirit (Hogan)
Lord I want to be a Christian (Dennard)
Going up to glory (Thomas)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (Wilhousky)


Three Hungarian folk songs (Seiber)
Italian salad (Genée arr. Rowley), solo: Roger Henry
The Lord’s Prayer (from Fanshawe’s African Sanctus)
Un padre nuestro en la playa, solo: Deborah Nahous
Marry a woman uglier than you, solo: Desmond Waithe
The Hammer & Bahia girl medley (Rudder, arr. Waithe), solo: Nigel Floyd
Pan by storm (Philmore, arr. Waithe)


This video is posted in loving memory of Rosalind Wilson — a faithful chorister, committee member, and then patron — who passed away on 20 May, 2020. We dedicate this fond memory to her, and all those treasured members who have passed on.

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