The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Once again the popular com­mu­nity choir JUS­TUS is this Christ­mas sea­son tak­ing its ex­cit­ing pro­gramme of mixed choral mu­sic to the main stage with two per­for­mances open to the pub­lic; spread­ing cheer and the hol­i­day spirit to those who choose to at­tend. A con­cert will be held at the Bougainvil­lea Con­fer­ence Room at the Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel on Wed­nes­day 17th De­cem­ber 2014 at 7:00pm. This con­cert will form part of the choir’s an­nual fundrais­ing ven­tures with an en­trance fee of $20.00 per adult and $10.00 per child.

A JUS­TUS Christ­mas brings on stage about 20 mem­bers aged from 17-27 years to showcase their vo­cal abil­ity and in­ter­est­ing choral melodies paired with some choral move­ment. The con­cert fea­tures a very wide-rang­ing choral reper­toire un­der the di­rec­tion of Ja­son C. Joseph (a.k.a Bach­e­lor), Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion Mu­sic Spe­cial­ist, and Saint Lu­cia twice-crowned Ca­lypso Monarch; and of John Paul Bai­ley cur­rent di­rec­tor of the MUSICMAN Learn­ing Cen­tre and Wind­ward Pi­ano Sales.

Since its cre­ation in 2011, the group has per­formed on many oc­ca­sions and in var­i­ous coun­tries in­clud­ing, but not limited to, a re­cent per­for­mance on the main stage at Pi­geon Is­land for the open­ing of this year’s Jazz and Arts Fes­ti­val in the riv­et­ing cul­tural piece “Di­manche”.

Last year JUS­TUS took part in Jazz in the South at Balen­bouche and is of­ten in­vited by the Cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion to per­form for na­tional events at the Cul­tural Cen­tre.

This year, the choir took a mixed con­cert all over St. Lu­cia with per­for­mances in dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties from Soufriere to La­borie spread­ing hap­pi­ness through sound in #JUSTUSS­tayTour2014.

The aim of JUS­TUS is to pur­sue ex­cel­lence in the per­for­mance of the widest pos­si­ble range of choral reper­toire and, in the process, to train young singers to be well-rounded mu­si­cians (this is why all mem­bers are ex­pected to achieve at least Grade 5 passes in ex­ter­nal ABRSM singing exams) and to help them be­come choral lead­ers in their schools, churches and com­mu­ni­ties. Th­ese goals are sup­ported by the sub­stan­tial and on-go­ing cor­po­rate help the choir re­ceives from the MUSICMAN Learn­ing Cen­tre, Jef­fery-Jef­fery In­surance Group and DandB Sounds.

Glen Lake, the choir’s Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer spoke out to in­form that au­di­tions to join the choir will be held in Jan­uary of 2015 and he urges St. Lu­cian youth who are blessed with the tal­ent of vo­cal mu­sic to come to the cast­ings at the MUSICMAN Learn­ing Cen­tre in Bois D’Orange. More in­for­ma­tion can be found on the group’s Face­book page or by fol­low­ing their PR Leader on twit­ter @ GRLake.

Ma­jor pro­mo­tions for JUS­TUS Christ­mas event

now on.

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