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Christmas begins with the Marionettes
The 130 singers of the BP Marionettes’ adult, youth, and children’s choirs are back at Queen’s Hall come December 7-10, with their anticipated Christmas concert, I Dream A World. Tickets are already going fast, with the first online ticket orders coming through in early September.
It’s no wonder, as the Marionettes’ annual Christmas concert has become a cherished annual tradition for many in Trinidad. For over 50 years, their faithful patrons have declared that “Christmas begins with the Marionettes.” Audiences can look forward to the choirs weaving the musical magic of Christmas through an uplifting and festive programme of classical, spirituals, gospel, musical theatre, and popular local and international Christmas favourites under the batons of Gretta Taylor (Hummingbird Medal Gold) and Dr Roger Henry.
Fans of talented soloists like Jacqueline Johnson, Hermina Charles and Gillian Seecharan-Nancoo — as well as young Annalise Emmanuel, Dominique Akal, and Aysiah McEachnie-Assing — will certainly not be disappointed.
Part proceeds of I Dream a World go to the Living Water Community’s hurricane relief efforts in Dominica and Barbuda; and part proceeds will go to the Marionettes Property Fund as the group seeks to build a home of their own.
Showtimes for I Dream a World are 7.30 pm on Thursday 7 through Saturday, December 9, and 5 pm on Sunday 10. Tickets are just $150 on opening night and $200 for the Friday performance, while the Saturday and Sunday shows are $200 open, $250 reserved, and $300 premium reserved. There are $25 discounts for early birds, seniors, children, students, and Patrons of Queen’s Hall. Tickets for I Dream a World are available at marionetteschorale.com and from members; at the Living Water Community (Frederick Street, 625-6730) from today; and at Queen’s Hall (10 am–5:30 pm) from Monday, November 27.
The Marionettes can be contacted on Facebook,
and at [email protected] or
790-1751 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday–Saturday).
ABOUT THE MARIONETTES
Founded in 1963 and incorporated as a non-profit organisation in 2005, the Marionettes is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated choirs, both at home and abroad. In 1995, the Youth Chorale was formed, comprising boys and girls from over 30 secondary schools nationwide; followed by the formation of the Children’ Choir in 2012.
The 120-odd singers of these three community choirs, and their multi-generational artistic and production teams, are entirely volunteer.
I Dream a World is supported by Flow, CNMG, and by the Marionettes’ title sponsor since 1972, bpTT.
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