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UWI Arts Chorale and National Sinfonia Orchestra present ‘Songs For Haiti’

For Release Upon Receipt - February 2, 2010

St. Augustine

The UWI Arts Chorale, along with the National Sinfonia Orchestra, continues its 10th anniversary celebration as a choir by presenting ‘Songs For Haiti,’ a concert in memoriam of those who perished in Haiti.  The concert takes place at 7.00 pm. on February 7th, 2010 at the Daaga Auditorium, UWI St Augustine Campus.


‘Songs for Haiti’ features uplifting sacred classical music, spirituals and gospels.  Works include ‘Lift Every Voice And Sing,’ ‘My Lord What A Morning,’ orchestral selections like ‘Nimrod’ and selections from Schubert’s ‘Mass In G.’ Guest artistes Michele Dowrich, Turon Roberts-Nicholas, and Marlon De Bique will also perform. 


Tickets are $100.00 and are available at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) on Agostini Street, St Augustine, the UWI Arts Chorale, the National Sinfonia Orchestra and the UWI SSteel.  All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to aid the survivors of the earthquake. 


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