Pos­i­tive tracks from Jamiek King, Teacha Dee Clas­si­cal Har­mony ben­e­fit con­cert to sup­port work of Fran­cis­can Min­istries

Cel­e­brat­ing 50th an­niver­sary of Sis­ter Grace Yap, O. S .F.

Jamaica Gleaner - - FAMILY & RELIGION -

THE AN­NUAL Clas­si­cal Har­mony Con­cert fea­tur­ing the dy­namic Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion High School Sym­phony Or­ches­tra is sched­uled to take place at the Courtleigh Au­di­to­rium in New Kingston on Satur­day, Novem­ber 19, start­ing at 7:00 p.m., with cock­tails at 6:00 p.m. Guest artistes will be master drum­mers from the Charles Town Ma­roon Com­mu­nity in Portland.

The event is be­ing held un­der the dis­tin­guished pa­tron­age of Wil­liam Mah­food, chair­man of Wisynco Group.

This year, in par­tic­u­lar, is very spe­cial as it will mark the 50th an­niver­sary of Sis­ter Grace Yap, O.S.F. As a Fran­cis­can Sis­ter of Al­le­gany. Sis­ter Grace is known for her ster­ling char­i­ta­ble work through the Fran­cis­can Min­istries, a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion estab­lished in 1995 to serve the poor in the most de­pressed in­ner-city ar­eas of Kingston, as well as in ru­ral Ja­maica. Sis­ter, along with vol­un­teers both lo­cally and over­seas, con­tinue to pro­vide health care, youth devel­op­ment, jus­tice-build­ing, and other out­reach ini­tia­tives.

Dur­ing these ini­tia­tives over the years, med­i­cal vol­un­teers have con­ducted clin­ics in com­mu­ni­ties such as Braes River, Stony Hill, Whit­field Town, and in some in­stances, have per­formed much-needed surg­eries at the Nu­tall and St Joseph hos­pi­tals. Their most re­cent ini­tia­tive is an or­ganic farm in Braes River, St El­iz­a­beth.

While pa­trons will be en­joy­ing the sweet har­monies of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion High School Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, un­der the ba­ton of clas­si­cal mu­si­cian ex­traor­di­naire Steven Wood­ham, on con­cert day, they will be

con­tribut­ing to the work of Sis­ter Grace on her sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone an­niver­sary and on mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives

of the un­der­served in the so­ci­ety.

Tick­ets for Clas­si­cal Har­mony are avail­able at Mu­sic

Mart, South Av­enue; South Av­enue Phar­macy; and Loshu­san Su­per­mar­ket in Bar­bican.

The Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion High School Sym­phony Or­ches­tra

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