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Three groups into Clash of the Carolers finals!

- Social Development Department's Christmas competition kicks off at CGB Baptist Church
The Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition had its first clash last night November 9, 2013 at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church. Photo: VINO
A sizeable number of persons turned out to support the first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church. Photo: VINO
A sizeable number of persons turned out to support the first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church. Photo: VINO
The programme for the night was led by Mrs Donna Cline and Mr David Archer. Photo: VINO
The programme for the night was led by Mrs Donna Cline and Mr David Archer. Photo: VINO
The Great Britain Unity Band. This group is 90 years old. Photo: VINO
The Great Britain Unity Band. This group is 90 years old. Photo: VINO
The Mount Carmel Church Chorale. Photo: VINO
The Mount Carmel Church Chorale. Photo: VINO
The Carrot Bay Serenaders. Photo: VINO
The Carrot Bay Serenaders. Photo: VINO
Daniel Cline Carolers group. Photo: VINO
Daniel Cline Carolers group. Photo: VINO
The Western Harmony which was a combination of students of the Ivan Dawson, Isabella Morris and the Leonara Delville Primary Schools. Photo: VINO
The Western Harmony which was a combination of students of the Ivan Dawson, Isabella Morris and the Leonara Delville Primary Schools. Photo: VINO
The Foggy Mountain Boys. Photo: VINO
The Foggy Mountain Boys. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Social Development Department's Clash of the Carolers singing competition, first clash held at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church on November 9, 2013. Photo: VINO
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Three groups of carolers have secured their spot in the finals of this year’s ‘Clash of the Carolers’ singing competition following the staging of the first clash last night, November 9, 2013 at the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church.

The competition was put on by the Social Development Department (SDD) with the objective of touching lives through music especially during the Christmas season and has been designed to cater for four stages leading up to the finals.

The Carolers that made it through to the finals are the Great Britain Unity Band, Mount Carmel Church Chorale and the Carrot Bay Serenaders.

The Great Britain Unity Band was the first on stage in the competition with a medley of songs that took one back into times past. Following their singing, some time was spent giving a brief history of the group which is now some 90 years old.

Next up was the Mount Carmel Church Chorale. The lights were turned off to allow the group to make their entrance with the song ‘Silent Night’ being sung in the traditional slow tempo but as they got onto the stage they ignited the building with the more upbeat rhythmic tempo of ‘Silent Night’. Their medley of songs for the remainder of their performance included, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Jesus, the Light of the World.

The final group in the first stage of the competition was the Carrot Bay Serenaders, all clad in their red flowered shirts depicting the flavour of the Caribbean. Their group featured Soul of the Virgin Islands, the fungi band.

The remainder of the night featured special performances from the Daniel Cline Carolers group, the Western Harmony which was a combination of students of the Ivan Dawson, Isabella Morris and the Leonara Delville Primary Schools. The Foggy Mountain Boys also entertained the sizable audience.

The three groups were led into a sing off by the hosts for the night, Mrs Donna Cline and Mr David Archer. This added another stage of fun and excitement for the audience as they capped off competition for the night.

According to one of the organizers, the SDD was happy to have been able to pull off the competition this year despite many challenges especially as many groups were of the opinion that it should not have been a competition.

The first stage saw the coming together of carolers from the western area of Tortola; the second stage will feature clashes among groups from the central area of Tortola; the third will bring together those from the East End/Long Look communities while the fourth will feature groups from the Valley and North Sound areas of Virgin Gorda. Groups from Jost Van Dyke and Anegada will gain automatic entry into the finals.

Clash two is scheduled for the Breezeway at the Central Administration Complex; stage three at the East End/Long Look community centre and clash four will be at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Breezeway, Enid Pickering Building, Virgin Gorda.

The Grand Clash of the Carolers is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Sir Olva Georges Plaza, Road Town.

15 Responses to “Three groups into Clash of the Carolers finals!”

  • ccc (10/11/2013, 11:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    nice!
    • Agree (11/11/2013, 06:39) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Whilst I agree that this is very nice and positive I also have to comment that is very sad that such nice events cannot be based around factual events rather than fictious religious events. Anyone that has ever stopped to think outside of the bubble and looked at religion will understand where I am coming from. Sadly way too many people are still stuck with in the enslavement of religion which has absolutely no truth to it.
      • Anonymous (11/11/2013, 09:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        You are right, there is no truth in religion, religion is of man, but with in a relationship with the Creator you will find Truth.
        • Oh dear (11/11/2013, 10:55) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          Poor you! The same way that you one day realized that Santa Claus was just a made up story and that he doesn't really exist you will (hopefully) realize that the story of a "creator" is also pure fiction.
  • santa claus (10/11/2013, 13:51) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why wasn't this advertised? I would've gone.
  • yellow (10/11/2013, 15:03) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    how come I did not knew about this? eh
  • Kim (10/11/2013, 21:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was advertised and has been advertising for weeks. The next one will be November 19th at the Breeze way Check out the radio and call the Department for more info. It was so good.
  • Sassy (11/11/2013, 07:33) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was advertised continuiosly on ZBVI among other media forums. Learn to listen to your local radio am station at the beginning of the day at least!

    People always commenting that they did not know of something, when if they would take the time to listen to ZBVI between 7 and 8 am, they would know what's going on in the community!
    • @ Sassy (11/11/2013, 09:03) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      I have no interest in listing to ZBVI as it is pure nonsense and commercials - maybe they should advertise where people will hear about it more - to say people MUST listen to ZBVI to know what is going on is very 1970's!
  • Social Development D (11/11/2013, 08:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks to ALL OF YOU who paid attention to the Advertisements, especially on JTV, and supported. Thanks JTV for your Contributions. N Thank you Virgin Islands News on line for coming out and highlighting wonderful talent. God bless you and please keep supporting the participants in the other communities as we revive our swiftly dying Christmas Culture.
  • Observation (11/11/2013, 11:42) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Dear Government department the word is "and" not N.


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