Charity holds variety concert
It was a delightful evening of music last weekend at the Combermere School Hall as the Lions Club of Bridgetown hosted a variety concert.
The three-hour long event was as diverse as it was enjoyable, catering to both the young and the old.
It included performances by the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, which excited the auditory nerves.
The band also accompanied soloist Kenneth Armstrong during his opera performance, which left audience members in awe. Armstrong and local gospel powerhouse Allison Norville also collaborated for a bewitching opera rendition of Jerusalem, which garnered much applause from the audience, numbering just over a hundred patrons.
With her vast vocal range and spellbinding voice, Norville was magnificent during her delivery of To God By The Glory.
After displaying a bit of shyness at the start of her performance, eight-year-old Zarena Gaskin also captivated with her performance of Love Will be Our Home.
The Hillaby Turner’s Hall steel pan band also delivered an enjoyable medley of pop and soca songs, including Diamonds by Rihanna and Spontaneous by Red Plastic Bag.
The Black Label Band, which is led by Glen Reece, also switched up the atmosphere with a melodic rendition of You Don’t Love Me by Willie Cobbs. They later flipped the script and got the crowd grooving and ready to dance with Good Morning by Peter Ram and Gym Instructor by Lil Rick.
Dressed in purple, yellow, red and white, the Goodwill Singers also captivated the audience with their opera performance.
Meanwhile, Desmond Weekes attempted to romance with his rendition of John Legend’s hit Stay With You.
Other performances came from the St George Parish Church Dancers, Shaquan Griffith and Ramario Wilkinson.
During his feature address, Lions president Cy Francis revealed that proceeds from the concert will go towards the organization’s Feed the Homeless breakfast programme, which targets students of the Hillaby Turner’s Hall Primary School.
A portion of the funds will also go to wards at the St Michael Geriatric Hospital. (KK)