A local Anglican church is getting generous support in establishing its own music academy.
Philanthropist Regine Sixt, who is also Barbados’ Honorary Consul in Germany, has agreed to back the St George Parish Church, which is led by Anglican Reverend John Rogers, in this worthy venture.
Through her children’s aid foundation known as, Drying Little Tears, Sixt will be donating the musical instruments for the St George Music Academy, which is expected to cost approximately $250,000 to establish, including the preparation of the physical space and the acquisition of the instruments and the equipment.
Next Saturday, January 13, 2018, the church, under the patronage of Sixt, who was recently conferred with the Silver Crown of Merit – the island’s third highest award – for her work as Honorary Consul General in Germany and for her philanthropic contributions to Barbados, will also be hosting a fund-raising classical music garden concert called “Under the Stars”, featuring internationally renowned musicians “The Piazzallo Trio” from New York City, and including performances from local sopranos Amanda Fields and Liesl Gaye Gajadhar and a youth ensemble of graduates from the Barbados Community College’s Music programme.
The gala performance takes place on the grounds of the church’s rectory at 7 p.m.