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Glasgow & Thomas add spark to ‘Thrill of Hope’ Concert

Dr Drexel Glasgow on saxophone during the concert. Photo:VINO
Quinson Thomas at work on the church organ during the concert. Photo: VINO
Quinson Thomas at work on the church organ during the concert. Photo: VINO
Concert attendees were also treated to the sweet sounds of steel pan music. Photo: VINO
Concert attendees were also treated to the sweet sounds of steel pan music. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Guest performers, Dr Drexel Glasgow and Mr Quinson Thomas added significant spark to an already thrilling line-up that graced the stage of St. George's Episcopal (Anglican) Church annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 16, 2012.

Much can be said about the performances, but above all else, they were filled with passion, panache and at times, pure genius as performers both thrilled and soothed through instrument, song and dance at the Church’s annual event.

Dr Glasgow pulled out all the stops as he wowed the audience in delivering his very own versions of  ‘Good King Wenceslas’ and ‘The First Noel’ on saxophone; while Mr Thomas sprang life into the church organ with his vibrant interpretation of ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’. The audience did not hold back on their show of appreciation, as they applauded together with glee and a permeating sense of cheer.

Not to be outdone by the two performers, there were other standout performances that emerged from the Miracle Touch Steel Orchestra, St George’s Liturgical Dancers and others.

The Theme for the evening, "A Thrill of Hope", was well reflected throughout the programme as performers continued to flawlessly execute each dance, instrumental and song recital while they left the attendees awestruck at their gifted displays.

For the most part, the concert featured very traditional carols that were either sung by the church choir or played on some of the instruments that were featured during the course of the programme.

The final dance by the Liturgical Dancers to ‘Merry Christmas Baby’ in particular, done by three very youthful, elegantly dressed pairs, evoked many cheers and whistles from the clearly appreciative onlookers.

Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon. Dr Kedrick Pickering was among the many persons in attendance at the concert.

7 Responses to “Glasgow & Thomas add spark to ‘Thrill of Hope’ Concert ”

  • qc (17/12/2012, 09:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Best of doc his music
  • mAN uP (17/12/2012, 12:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Great! (17/12/2012, 12:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This concert was absolutely AMAZING! Every piece was flawlessly executed! Kudos to the organizers.
    • coming to town (18/12/2012, 19:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      THANK YOU.... THank YOU...THanK YOu...!!!!!!!!!!!Sometimes I seldom ask myself if I am on another planet. You just made my day, or I can also say I am not on Mars alone..... In the absence of Intelligence I always pray for Common sense to take charge!!!... great event indeed a thrill of hope
  • barbie (17/12/2012, 17:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I attend this concert and it was indeed amazing. As matter of fact it one of the few concerts I attend during the season. Should beon tv instead of the same old reruns from last year and previous years. Great work Mrs. Heather Butcher, Luturgical Dance Group especially Sheniece, Shenee and Krisma, Scott, TJ and Reg. You guys were great.
    Not mentioned in the article was a presentation done by to dance group to Mrs. Heather Butcher for all that she have done for them. Whether it is with dance, school projects, homework or whatever the ask of her, she is always willing to assist them. Great work Mrs. Butcher.
  • Hope (18/12/2012, 09:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with Barbie. Every year this concert is very uplifting and it showcases the talents of our young people. It was disappointing not to see any pictures of the Liturgical Dancers who are really the hosts of the concert and did an excellent job in each of their performances. Kudos to Mrs. Butcher, her Liturgical Dancers and The Miracle Touch Steel Orchestra! This concert and the ESHS bands and choir concert made my weekend. We need to highlight the brilliance of our young people. I was hoping to see loads of pictures from both of these concerts. Let us show our support for the youth by applauding their abilities and talent. Thank you St. George's and ESHS for a wonderful weekend.

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