Many Christ­mas favourites

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dur­ing Hal­lelu­jah, some mem­bers of the au­di­ence stood, raised their hands and danced.

Nar­ra­tor Jabari Browne was just as de­light­ful as he told the story of the Mes­siah, mov­ing seam­lessly be­tween the songs. Start­ing with Sin­fo­nia done in ca­lypso and end­ing with Re­joice Greatly, O Daugh­ter Of Zion played at a fast tempo, his en­ergy was in­fec­tious and those merengue move­ments he and Agard did dur­ing the lat­ter’s per­for­mance of Why Do The Na­tions So Fu­ri­ously Rage were sweet.

It was truly a night where the Christ­mas favourites from Han­del’s Mes­siah were “wrapped up in the vi­brant rhythms of our Caribbean cul­ture”, bring­ing joy to pa­trons at­tend­ing the red car­pet gala open­ing and un­doubt­edly the two sold out shows that fol­lowed. (GBM)

SO­PRANO DIONNE TIM­O­THY added her voice to the night.

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