Festival of Choirs opens 37th Independence celebration

Written by on October 22, 2018

The Festival of Choirs officially opened the 2018 Independence activities on Sunday.

The annual Festival featured 12 acts including the St Peters Anglican Church Senior Choir, the National Children’s Choir, the Antigua Community Players, Expression, the National Choir, the East Side Melodious Singers, the Holy Family Cathedral Choir, the Combined boys Choir of St Joseph’s Academy and the Antigua Grammar School, the Immigration Choral, the National Youth Choir and the Holy Family Steel Pan Orchestra.

AUDIO – singing

The choirs delivered a grand finale with a performance “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”

To begin the ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports, National Festivals and the Arts, Daryl Matthew paid special focus to this year’s theme “Antigua and Barbuda Forward Together”.

AUDIO – Daryl on independence

The Festival of Choirs was held at the Holy Family Cathedral.

It celebrates 37 years of independence

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