The constituency of St James South was the place to be last Friday night for the annual staging of the ‘Carolling on the Green’ concert, under the patronage of Member of Parliament Donville Inniss.
The most anticipated performance of the night came from the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, led by Inspector David Codrington. After taking patrons on a most enjoyable Boat Ride, they kept the audience rocking and singing along with them as they performed many of the well-known Christmas classics during their hour-long set, which proved to be very entertaining for members of the crowd.
Earlier, the police band came in for special tribute as members of Dancing Africa, dressed in gold berets, white tops trimmed in blue, black pants and with instruments in hand, celebrated their musical prowess. As part of their well-choreographed performance, members of the popular dance troupe also highlighted the band’s contribution to Christmas mornings in Queen’s Park.
Following them, Shelly Parris, showed off her vocal range as she sang, Oh Holy Night.
The night also belonged to two Queen’s College students – Melissa and Sarah Griffith – who graced the stage in white for their crowd-pleasing dance number. Ashè Augustine of the Ellerslie School was equally well received, singing Have Your Self A Merry Christmas. Students of the West Terrace Primary school also performed What A Wonderful World and A Bajan Carol.
During the action packed show, there was also line dancing from some of the more mature residents of St James South, who performed to RPB’s Something’s Happening.
Despite some light rain showers, there was no stopping the festivities, as the musical band Forever Faithful Band delivered a number of Christmas favourites, including Every Year, Every Christmas, This is Christmas and What A Beautiful Name.
A good time was had by all. (LG)