January 2011 Volume 8

KC Chapel Choir Sings at Japanese Embassy’s Jazz Concert

Staff reporter KC Times
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The Jazz Concert organized by the Embassy of Japan who brought the Japanese artistes from New York. The event was held at the University Chapel. The Kingston College Chapel choir, The University Singers and Dean Fraser were the local talent on show.


Audley Davidson sent the Embassy music for Jah is my keeper so that they could accompany us which explains the Japanese pianist in the photograph.

The song No woman No Cry was presumably to be done by the Japanese but they surprised us by inviting all the local performers to join them. There was no prior rehearsal unlike the "Jah" which we went over 2 hours prior to the start. Our boys were tentative at the start but after the first chorus seemed to have enjoyed themselves and the audience loved it.

The Finale was O Praise ye the Lord by Dexter; in this case, we were prepared to do this with the University Singers and the Japanese who had rehearsed this with the 'singers' on the day before. That item was also very well received.

Our Choir was excellent and we received congratulations from many after the event was over.

I am not sure why we were invited. I suspect it is because we performed at a concert for the Jamaican American Friendship Association (JAFA)  in September at the same venue. This was organized by the well known Soprano, Carole Reid, whose brother went to KC.

It was definitely at the JAFA concert where the Governor General saw us open the program and shortly after invited us to do the Feast of Lights Concert which was held

 

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