The UWI Arts Chorale and UWI Arts Steel will host When You Believe on Sunday, December 4 under the co-direction of University of the West Indies Lecturers, Jessel Murray and Khion De Las.
The concert starts promptly at 6pm at the St Paul’s Anglican Church, Harris Promenade, San Fernando.
Presented by the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) of The University of The West Indies, the concert will feature an evening of steel and choral music that promises to set hearts alight with the joys of the Christmas season.
President of the UWI Arts Chorale, Melissa Jimenez shared her excitement with the return to choral activities.
“The UWI Arts Chorale is a space where members can bask in the joys of singing while being challenged musically. It’s a space where many can discover their full potential. This year we are back to provide our signature sound that audiences continue to love,” she said.
This is the first joint venture with the UWI Arts Chorale and UWI Arts Steel since the halt of in-person activities in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concert will showcase a wide array of repertoire with John Rutter’s Gloria being its highlight. Toe tapping musical theatre and spiritual selections will be on display alongside Trinbagonian patriotic pieces in honour of the 60th anniversary of Independence in Trinidad and Tobago.
When You Believe concert flyer.
This event will also be the debut performance of the newly appointed Assistant Conductor of the UWI Arts Chorale, Mark Anthony Peter.
Post-COVID, the reconstituted Choral has already presented performances at the UWI Matriculation ceremonies in September and at the opening of the UWI Faculty of Humanities and Education Independence art exhibition at the Rotunda of the Red House in November.
The UWI Arts Steel remained active during the pandemic with virtual and live performances. In 2022, the ensemble travelled to Martinique where they flew UWI’s and Trinidad and Tobago’s flag high as they delivered a stellar performance at the 51st Fort-de-France Festival of Culture, where they received multiple standing ovations.
Upon their return to Trinidad, the Steel performed at Fete Champêtre- at The UWI, MW Productions’ Iëre x Tabago Choral Jubilee concert, and at the state dinner at President’s House for the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali.
A virtual performance of “Ah Feeling” by Lead Pipe and Saddis was released during this time. Sekou Mc Gregor, Captain of the UWI Arts Steel said, “The new and returning members are elated to showcase their talents and face any challenges ahead. “We are a dedicated group of young, professional musicians and we are proud to represent the University alongside the UWI Arts Chorale.”
This joint production of When You Believe promises to be a musical event to remember which you won’t want to miss.
Tickets cost $150 and are available at The Department of Creative and Festival Arts and from members of participating ensembles.
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