Friday, April 12, 2024

Gospel night to remember


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It was a very hot day in Barbados on Tuesday as even a grass fire occurred.
That changed during the night when there were signs of raindrops. Coolness appeared. At least this was the case in Holders Hill, St James.
Maybe these raindrops resulted from the sweet voices and blessings that poured during the Virgin Atlantic Holders Season Gospel Night, held on the property of Holder’s House.
The Gospel Charity Concert was held to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados.
And it was indeed a smooth and blessed night to remember.
The London Community Choir, which headlined the show, definitely lived up to being a British award-winning premier gospel choir with its pop-gospel-folky style, receiving standing ovations throughout its high-energy performances.
Lustily singing, the choir performed songs such as God Has Smiled On Me, Faith, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Precious Lord, I Found The Answer, Fear Not, Go To God In Prayer and I Need You.  
It was either an extra special blessing or the tugging of heartstrings, when one of the choir members, full of energy and moves on stage, rocking from side to side delivered I Go To The Rock. It was a solid performance.
After the member’s rendition, Where do I go? When there’s nobody else to turn to, who do I talk to? When nobody wants to listen, who do I lean on? When there is no foundation stable, I go to the rock. I know he is able, I go to the rock, it appeared as though even the leaves of the trees that sheltered the garden were touched, as many fell down.
The local Barbados Gospelfest Mass Choir also brought rich and exciting value to the show especially at the times during the night when they accompanied the visiting choir.
The 72-strong harmonious voices thrilled the crowd with songs such as Total Praise, King Jesus Is A Listening, Never Get Weary, Hallelujah and Salvation And Glory.
The audience was also blessed with renditions from artiste Kareen Clarke who sang My Help and The Prayer.
The show opened with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by singer Paula Hinds. (AH)


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