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Kingstown Chorale hoping to attract younger audience

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The New Kingstown Chorale will present an original “folk opera” titled “Vincy Homecoming”, as well as a selection of light classical and popular music, at its annual fall production later this month.{{more}}

A release from the Chorale said the show is being put on in an effort to introduce a new and younger audience to the world of vocal music.

The programme, titled “A November Serenade: Let There Be Music”, will run for two nights, November 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. at the Aquatic Club in Villa. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children and can be purchased at Singers in Kingstown or from members of the Chorale.

“I wanted to show how music is a universal language, by presenting songs from various cultures,” said Music Director Jeanne Horne of the fall concert. “The first half of the programme includes familiar tunes from Broadway and the movies, while the second half comprises familiar Caribbean calypso and folk songs in a format that will amuse and surprise audiences of all ages.”

The Chorale, now in its 56th year, was originally founded by Vincentian Pat Prescod in 1956. Today, it is 30 members strong and is complemented by 25 members of the Chorale’s Dynamic Choral Voices youth group. The fall concert will be enhanced by a live “orchestra”, accompanied by pianists Sean Sutherland and Donna Clarke and the Starlift Steel Orchestra.

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