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Antigua and Barbuda Concert

Posted on 5th Jul, 2018

The tropical colours and uplifting sounds of the Caribbean came to Christ Church Cathedral School last week when the National Youth Choir of Antigua sang to the boys, staff and parents.

The concert built on links established in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma when CCCS held a concert to raise funds for the Rebuild Barbuda appeal. The High Commissioner of Antigua and Barbuda, Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill, spoke of the efforts to “build homes and put people’s lives back together” since she was last at the School and thanked everyone for “showing love right across the Atlantic”.

The concert began with some performances by some Worcester Choristers, who attend CCCS. Next up was a performance on the steel pans of a melody from Beethoven’s Prelude and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and then a stunning performance by the National Choir of Antigua whose voices blended so beautifully.

Headmaster of CCCS, Richard Murray, said the concert “shows us so strongly that the spirit of these islands lives on in the most energetic and colourful way imaginable”. The Dean of Christ Church, The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy described the concert as celebrating “the strong international link of which we are really proud”.

Lincoln Burton, 25, who helped put on the concert and whose parents run the only grocery store currently operational on Barbuda, said: “I’ve been through a couple of hurricanes but Irma was particularly ferocious. Everything went from normal to ransacked in the space of three hours. I would like to thank you for all for your support.”

        

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