Chorale member Nigel Pierre receives the Award for Music
on behalf of the Chorale from T&T IB Committee member,
Marionettes Chorale was honoured last month by the T&T
IBC Inc (Independence Ball Committee) in Miami, Florida,
for their Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and
Culture of the Republic of T&T, producing music
that is second to none by critical acclaim.
The fourth annual ceremony was held on August 19, at the
Mahi Shrine in Miami, Florida, under the patronage of the
T&T Consulate of Miami. Other honourees included Dawn
K Batson, PhD, and Clement Clemmie James, with
cultural performances by the Malick Folk Performing Company.
Senate president Dr Linda Baboolal was the keynote speaker
for the event.
The Marionettes Chorale, conducted by Gretta Taylor, are
recipients of a number of local and international awards.
In 1987, they received the T&T Humming Bird Medal (Gold)
for services to music. They retired unbeaten from the local
Music Festival stage in 1980, and went on to win awards
at the prestigious Cork International Choral and Dance Festival
and the Middlesborough International Choral Festival in
the United Kingdom.