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The Festival Arts Chorale’s Broadway Production: The Sound of Music

For Release Upon Receipt - April 30, 2008

St. Augustine

In June, 2008 The University of the West Indies (UWI) Festival Arts Chorale (FAC) will present their 4th Annual Broadway musical, The Sound of Music. Directed by Louis Mc Williams with musical direction by Jessel Murray, and live music provided by the National Sinfonia, the production will run from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th June, 2008 at Queen’s Hall, St. Anns. Showtime is from 7:00 p.m.

The Sound of Music is the fourth in the annual Broadway musicals staged by the Festival Arts chorale. Past productions of the FAC include Crazy for You (2005), Fiddler on the Roof (2006), and Oliver (2007).

The Festival Arts Chorale is one of the premier performing instrumental ensembles of the UWI St Augustine Campus. Formed in 2000 with 35 members, the Festival Arts Chorale now boasts a membership of seventy persons, many of whom are current or past UWI students. The Chorale has become known for its professional approach to performances and its varied repertoire. The FAC recently hosted a special fundraising concert with the Festival Steel Ensemble on Sunday 27th April, 2008 at the Aramalaya Presbyterian Church in aid of their North American tour.

Tickets for The Sound of Music cost: $150 for adults and $100 for children (for tickets bought at Queen’s Hall only)for the Sunday 2:00 p.m. Matinee.

For more information please call Evette 316-7651, Stacy 787-8981 or Daryl 725-4765 or



The UWI Department for Creative and Festival Arts, formerly the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts (CCFA), is one of two such centres in the University system, the other being at Mona, Jamaica. Since its establishment in 1986, the DCFA has grown to offer programmes at four levels: certificate, degree, occasional and postgraduate. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Theatre Arts, Musical Arts, Visual Arts and Carnival Arts. At the postgraduate level, the DCFA offers an Arts and Cultural Enterprise Management (ACEM) programme. The DCFA’s outreach arm, Arts-in-Action, uses theatre intervention strategies in its work in schools, communities and corporations.