Qudourah and members of the Marionettes Junior Chorale
deliver an entertaining interpretation of I Feel Pretty at
the groups Festival of Champions held last Wednesday
at Queens Hall St Anns.
The Marionettes Chorale held A Concert of Festival Champions
last Wednesday night at the Queens Hall, St Anns.
The show was held to celebrate the winning performances from
this years music festival from vocalists and musicians
affiliated with the group. Music Festival committee member
Joselynne Sealey was among the throng of patrons which filled
the concert hall.
The group, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2004,
yet again produced high achievers at this years music
festival competitions. Performers from the two choirs, the
senior and youth chorales between them won ten championship
trophies. Vanessa Bushe and 16-year-old Feryal Qudourah claimed
two adjudicators awards at the festival and showed the
audience just why they were so highly regarded.
The acts showcased at Wednesday nights event were varied
in the styles of music they chose but the discipline was evident
throughout. The young musicians displayed their training and
the commitment they had to delivering high calibre performances.
Feryal Qudourah received rousing applause after each of her
pieces and she appeared to effortlessly climb octaves and
emote with the ease of a seasoned professional. Tahirah Osborne
must also receive high praise for her emotionally moving renditions
as the crowd was silent after her second piece before bursting
into thunderous ovation.
There were stand out performers even among the cavalcade of
talent on show. 13-year-old Virgil Critchlow delivered a gospel-tinged
rendition of Bless His Holy Name, that stirred the crowd.
Germaine Wilson offered a dramatic, opera execution of the
Broadway hit, Glitter and be Gay, while Lesley Lewis served
up a octave-climbing Un Voce Poco Fa.
There were also great performances from the instrumentalists.
Johann Chuckaree and eight-year-old Elijah Lee were virtuoso
on the pan and saxophone. Jesse Ryan thrilled with his original
The Entertainers not only entertained the audience but educated
as well as they demonstrated several instruments from West
Africa in a totally instrumental piece called La femme sans
All the acts shone at the Wednesday night show. Juenes Agape
had the audience clapping along and Sacred Heart Girls
Choir put everyone in the mood for Christmas with their award-winning
The Marionettes executed a show that was held to the standard
to which their following has grown accustomed as patrons left
the concert hall smiling, singing and satisfied.