The Marionettes Chorale during its performance of work from
My Fair Lady.
WITHOUT some of its key junior and senior members, the Marionettes
Chorale presented opera and Broadway works at a concert
title Mosaic 5 on July 6, but no one in the audience could
From the repertoires of Puccini, Verdi and Sir Elton John,
the Marionettes team had Queens Hall in St Anns
awash with splendid melodies and dance routines.
The absence of core Marionettes was highlighted by chorale
director Gretta Taylor in the programmes foreword.
However, she took comfort in the fact that many in the youth
chorale have shown a genuine penchant for classical music
and opera in particular.
Cherisse Navarro, Tahirah Osbourne,
Meagan Pollonais, Feryal Qudourah and Rory Wallace all participated
in June Nathaniels Key Academy and the Classical Music
Development Foundations production of
Sfumature dAmore a few months ago.
The exposure gained by these choir members resonated at
Mosaic 5, together with veterans Jacqueline Smith, Marlon
de Bique and Errol James.
Music lovers expected the Marionettes Chorale to better
its presentations of opera and Broadway works combined every
time and thats what the choirs did on the weekend
as communicated in their rapturous applause from patrons.