Wednesday 20th December, 2006


bpTT, Marionettes sing Noel for charity

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The Marionettes Chorale awed the patrons at Queen’s Hall last Thursday night as they presented their Christmas concert Sing Noel.

Ruth Jodhan performs a Chinese ribbon dance while the Marionettes sing Stars on Ice.

The Sacred Heart Girls’ Choir won thunderous applause for their spirited renditions.


By Patricia James

The Marionettes Chorale and The Youth Chorale ushered in a little bit of Christmas spirit with their Sing Noel concert, December 7, at the Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.

The show boasted a packed auditorium of well- known faces all eager to support the organisation as they launched a major fund-raising drive.

The Marionettes have partnered with their sponsor bpTT to assist the T&T Cancer Society with raising $3 million over the next three years.

The Thursday night opening of the Christmas extravaganza featured a gala reception prior to the concert where representatives from the T&T Cancer Society distributed pink ribbons for Cancer awareness. There was also a wine-catered intermission.

Additionally to boost the fund-raising efforts there were two door prizes of round trip tickets to Suriname and Miami offered.

The proceeds of the event will go towards bpTT’s commitment to assisting the society with building a library, a Web site and an information centre.

The Marionettes, conducted by Gretta Taylor, received rave applause after each performance. They performed great works of classical composers in addition to more contemporary Christmas songs like Give Love on Christmas day executed by Music festival prize winner Virgil Critchlow.

The Marionettes soloists carried out renditions of well-known pieces with such precision audience members pounded out applause and heaped acclaim on the musicians.

There were stand-out performances by Feryal Qudourah, Vanessa Bushe and Lori Montgomery Boes—a professional US singer visiting the country.

The award winning Sacred Heart Girls’ Choir also appeared as guests. The seasoned young performers won the hearts of the audience with their spirited renditions of Heaven Sent and a parang, La Historia Trinitaria.

Marionettes Chorale member Stefan Williams expands his repertoire by partnering with Megan Navarro during the Marionettes rendition of This Christmastide at last Thursday’s Queen’s Hall performance.


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