A packed St Matthias Church welcomed The National Youth Choir of Antigua and Barbuda to sing a joint concert with Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band.
The concert was performed in the presence of His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams, Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, and Lady Williams, the High Commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda, Her Excellency, Ms Karen-Mae Hill, and Hackney’s Deputy Speaker Cllr Kam Adams.
The audience enjoyed colourful dancers, Chorus of Dissent’s popular Back to Black, and the two choirs coming together for the Hallelujah Chorus under the baton of Ms Hill. Antiguan music teacher Khan Cordice stunned the room with the steel pans before tenor Armen Boldy silenced everyone with the most moving version of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.
Pic top right: Ms Hill is pictured on the left, with Mr Williams, Mr Adams, conductor of Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band Ruth Whitehead, priest of St Matthias Father David Lambert and members of the very colourful Antigua and Barbuda Youth Choir.
Artist Director and conductor Ruth Whitehead takes a bow to a packed St Matthias audience in front of CoD and NYCAB and the Elastic Band
All-singing all-dancing National Youth Choir of Antigua and Barbuda
Singers of the NYCAB raised the roof at St Matthias Church
Cross-cultural musical collaboration at St Matthias Church