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The Reason for the Season
The reason for the season of Christmas will be presented on December 9-10 when the T&T Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (TTYP) stages Christmas: Wonder of His Glorious Majesty. With a cast of almost 200, and having hosted the first locally sold out performances at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (Napa), TTYP, with Music Director Kenneth Listhrop, will again return to Napa to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The December 9 show begins at 7.30 pm with its December 10 reprise starting at 5.30 pm.
Guests include the children’s choir Voices of The University School (VOUS) and TTYP’s resident chorale - the Euangelion Singers and Band.
The wide repertoire will feature some of the most delightful Christmas classics, immortalised by the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Andrea Bocelli; and, Contemporary Gospel, as well as a bit of “Symphonic Parang”. This repertoire is arranged and transcribed by Listhrop, all heralding the glad tidings of great joy to all people.
TTYP conducts year-round school and community programmes which include St George’s College, Barataria; Bishop Anstey High School East/Trinity College East, Trincity; The University School, St Augustine; St Theresa’s Girls’ RC Primary School, Woodbrook; and, the Arima West Government Primary School.
DVDs of past performances including Timeless Classics - Love Unlimited, Tribute to Barry White (1944-2003) and Hearts Afire - Tribute to Maurice White (1941-2016) will be on sale.
TTYP has thrown out an invite to the nation’s music teachers, and their students, all primary and secondary schools, churches, and the general public to support our youth as it ventures to build the nation’s own orchestral tradition.
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