The 23rd annual Carols by Candlelight which comes off December 9, promises to be an enchanting show which should get all patrons in the Christmas spirit.
The assertion came from Chief Executive Officer of First Citizens Bank Carole Eleuthere-JnMarie who said the annual event has become a staple on Barbados’ Christmas calendar.
“The Rotary Club Carols by Candlelight event has very nicely embedded itself into the Bajan Christmas calendar of must-see events. Quite frankly, it is my opinion that this event is becoming a true Bajan Christmas tradition uniting thousands of people in celebration of good cheer as the event emphasizes the magical feeling that only Christmas can convey,” Eleuthere-JnMarie said, adding that the lighting of candles at the event symbolizes the theme of peace, generosity, and kindness.
President of the Rotary Club of Barbados Shawn Franklin said all monies collected from the event will be disbursed into the community through the many programmes that the Rotary Club supports during the Yuletide season.
“You could rest assured that every single cent from the event goes back to the community and it is money well spent for sure,” he said, adding that Carols by Candlelight is one of the biggest events for the Christmas season.
President-elect of the Rotary Club of Barbados Peter Williams said that given the harsh economic climate of Barbados the organizing committee decided to lower the ticket price from $40 to $35 BBD – which allows one adult and two children.
Meanwhile, Past President of the Rotary Club of Barbados Norman Barrow said the performers were making contributions as well.
“All the [performers] who give their services [to Carols by Candlelight] do it for free and do not charge us anything to do so,” Barrow said.
This year, Carols by Candlelight which will be held on December 9, 2018 at Ilaro Court shall have performances from Poonka and the Ruk a Tuk International Band, Dance Group Ascending Stars, Ki’ann Browne, Dance Group- Powerhouse Studio, Mr Dale, Kite, Trinity and Kareen Clarke, John Yarde, Natahlie Burke, Natahlie and Tamara Marshall, Blood and the Darryll Jordan School Steel Orchestra. The event is sponsored by First Citizens International Bank which has been sponsoring the event for the past four years. (LG)