Nat'l Chorale to host concerts

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!

The National Chorale of Jamaica will present its annual concert series, under the baton of Conductor Winston Ewart, on Friday, November 23, at the University Chapel, and Sunday, November 25, at the Hope United Church in St Andrew. Showtimes are 8:00 pm and 6:00 pm, respectively.

“The presentation is part of the chorale's mission of sustaining exposure for classical works to the widest possible audience. We encourage all to come not only for the feast of music, but to contribute to the ongoing development of Jamaican vocalists and instrumentalists,” said Ewart.

The programme includes Charles Gounod's St Cecilia Mass and Alexander Borodin's Prince Igor. St Cecilia Mass is the popular name of a solemn mass in G major by Charles Gounod, composed in 1855 and scored for three soloists, mixed choir, orchestra, and organ. The work is dedicated to St Cecilia, the patron saint of music.

Borodin's Prince Igor is an opera in four acts with a prologue. The composer adapted the libretto from a 12th century Russian epic concerning the efforts of a Russian prince to resist the advance of an invading tribe. The work was unfinished at the time of Borodin's death (in 1817) and was edited and completed by two other noted Russian composers, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov.

In addition to the choral works to be presented, Dr Richard Beckford will perform on 0rgan Pièce héroïque by Cesar Franck.

The National Chorale of Jamaica is well known for a repertoire comprising folk, religious, popular, and varied classical compositions.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon