The penultimate event for the 2016 edition of the Barbados Gospelfest came off last night at the historic Kensington Oval and more than lived up to its name – the Courts Ultimate Gospel.
The thousands who packed the 3Ws Stand and the grounds, danced, sang and waved their hands, rags and national flags from beginning to the end of the concert.
People of all ages and ethnic backgrounds were united as one and could hardly remain in their seats as music minister after music minister delivered top shelf renditions that spanned the gamut of genres.
The quality of music and singing from every single performer – local, regional and international – justified their contributions to the Ultimate Gospel.
Among those who inspired, as some patrons cried and laughed with delight, were Kianne Browne, the Bel Canto Quartet, eight-year-old Kianna Flavious, Allison Norville-Forde, Aleeta Sweeting, the Revival Time Tabernacle Choir, Mark Harewood and the Barbados Gospelfest Mass Choir and headliner Sinach.
The night’s event was dedicated to the memory of the father of gospel music in Barbados the late Joseph Niles and the late Kim Lewis.
It was truly a night of ultimate gospel and worship.