Marionettes celebrates the festive season
Celebrating Christmas is a deeply rooted tradition globally. For loyal supporters of the Marionettes Chorale, it seems that attending the Choir’s annual Yuletide concert has now become a natural part of that tradition. This year from December 4 through 7 the Choir will present the concert series ‘Christmas Peace’ at Queen’s Hall in Port of Spain.
Still basking in the success of their mid-year production of ‘Les Misérables’, the award winning Marionettes will once again gather the talents of its adult, Youth and Children’s choirs to return to the stage for four nights of music, song and dance. Much to the singers’ credit and the audiences’ delight, it is a feat they have replicated almost consistently over the past 50 years.
The Chorale’s extensive repertoire comprises the genres of European Renaissance, Caribbean Folk, Calypso, Broadway and Opera music. Audiences can anticipate therefore an enjoyable mix of styles ranging from classical to gospel and familiar local and international Christmas favourites in a themed presentation.
Under the artistic and musical direction of Gretta Taylor, this year’s ‘Christmas Peace’ was conceptualised to convey the idea that if we focus our energies on cultivating a spirit of love, friendship and community in our own circles, we just might begin to experience a tangible difference in the world!
Supporting this holiday treat for the entire family are broadcast media partners Sweet 100.1FM, Talk City 91.1FM, CNMG and Flow Trinidad, along with Marionettes’ title sponsor since 1972, BP Trinidad and Tobago. Much of the proceeds of the concert series would be channeled into the Marionettes Property Fund – established to assist in the construction of a multi-use rehearsal and performance facility for the arts – and a much anticipated repeat of ‘Les Misérables’ scheduled for May next year.
Early bookings are recommended for ‘Christmas Peace’. Tickets go on sale Monday 24 November at the Queen’s Hall Box Office and from members. All patrons, including children and students with ID can take advantage of special ‘early bird’ discounts available on tickets purchased before 30 November.