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Lydians’ Sunday concert on Mount

Friday, May 19 2017

THE Lydian Singers marks its 38th anniversary of excellence in music and the Lydian Steel marks its 12th anniversary in pan accompaniment and performing distinction this year.

Community service is a large part of the Lydians’ mission. The group typically donates several major non-paid performances each year for community organisations across the country.

Past performances have included Tamarind Square, several locations in Laventille and at countless fund-raising concerts for churches and special interest groups.

In the continued joy of Easter, the Lydian Singers and Steel will host the second edition of Lydians on the Mount concert series entitled He Lives!. On Sunday, against the majestic backdrop of the Northern Range and within the magical acoustics of the Abbey on the Mount, the Lydians will make a joyful noise with voices, steel and instruments celebrating the Risen Saviour, Jesus Christ, The Lord, from 6 pm.

The choir and the Abbey have a long history of collaboration in their mutual mission of music ministry. The Lydians often include the Mount as part of its annual Christmas concert performances, said a media release.

In November 2016, the Lydians began this concert series with a performance in Advent.

With the much-lauded success of the event, the choir hopes to partner with the monastery more frequently and make the concert series an annual fixture in its performance calendar. He Lives! is a continued demonstration of the Lydian Singers’ mission of caring and sharing with the parishioners and monks at the Abbey. Half of all proceeds from the concert will be given to the Abbey and for the first time, the Lydians and Lydian Steel will perform two musical pieces composed by Bro Paschal Jordan, OSB, Prior at Mount St Benedict and the Abbey’s music director.

Lydian soloists along with excerpts from the powerful oratorio Elijah by Mendelssohn will also be performed. Religious and secular musical works from Mozart, Mendelssohn, Moses Hogan, Tchesnokov, Fauré and Shaiman will also be explored. The steel ensemble will accompany the choir along with African drummers.

For Lydians on the Mount - He Lives, Myrtle Cumberbatch and musical prodigy Michael Hudlin will accompany the choir on keyboards with Lydian Steel led by co-captains Tonya King and Astra Noel.

Tickets for Lydians on the Mount - He Lives! cost $100 and are available from Lydians members.

For more info: 268-9556, 338-6024, email info@thelydianstt.

com or www.thelydianstt.com.



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