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Lydian And Signal Hill Choirs Plan To Ignite: A UWIDEF Benefit Concert

For Release Upon Receipt - March 13, 2023

St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. Monday 13 March 2023 - The University of the West Indies (UWI) Development and Endowment Fund has partnered with MW Productions to stage a benefit concert for deserving students of The UWI on April 2, 2023 at the Daaga Auditorium, St. Augustine Campus. Under the theme ‘IGNITE’, the concert will feature choral juggernauts Lydian Singers and Signal Hill Alumni Choir performing a wide, energizing repertoire across several genres.

 For more than 30 years, The UWIDEF has represented the regional institution’s commitment to students and community. Launched in April 1989, its primary objective is to provide scholarships at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels promoting academic excellence, alleviating financial hardships of deserving students, and facilitating student interchange among the campuses of The UWI. UWIDEF also funds research in selected areas, endowments for Chairs and lectureship in key disciplines; and capital projects.

 “IGNITE – A Benefit Concert”, which also pays tribute to the regional institution’s 75th anniversary,has earned the support of Angostura Chill, Republic Bank, and Viva Sparkling Flavoured Water in its aim to light the way for deserving students to achieve their goals, regardless of their circumstances.

 Patrons can obtain tickets, priced at $250.00, at The UWI’s Student Services (730-6489),Adam’s Bagels (622-2435), Solera Wines and Spirits (Port of Spain, 628-7258 and Marabella, 227-2282), or via MW’s 24/7 Virtual Box Office. Reservations can be made at or telephone 742-2752 or 342-9388.

For further information, email or; call 749-0669; 683-1927; or follow on UWI and MWProductions Facebook and Instagram pages.


 About The University of the West Indies

 The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region for the past 75 years.

 From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Monain Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hillin Barbados, Five IslandsinAntigua and Barbuda and itsOpen Campus, and global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

 The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

 The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean in the World University Rankings, it is also in the top 25 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

 2023 marks The UWI’s 75th anniversary. The Diamond jubilee milestone themed “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.” features initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate plans for the future of the regional University.

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