Our Readers' Opinions
December 15, 2017
Thanks to all musicians

EDITOR: I would like to commend those who uplift our spirits with music.

We experience music, and especially Christmas music, in a very special way. It puts us in a celebratory mood for the season. For many years the Royal St Vincent Police Band, under the late Weston Lewis and the recently retired Bernard Haynes, brought joy and entertainment to many communities with the Christmas concert. The tradition continues, much to the delight of the nation’s citizens.

The Kingstown Chorale must also be lauded for their wonderful performances. Always a pleasure to hear them sing.

Congratulations to the Starlift Steel Orchestra for celebrating 50 years. They have done an outstanding job. Such an inspiration.

I would like to suggest that we set aside a day when the steel bands of the nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) play, either simultaneously or consecutively, a rendition of “The Right Hand of God”. This could be done at Christmas time or when the nation celebrates something like National Heroes Day, or Independence Day. Imagine the whole nation resounding with this tune on such an occasion. A national steel band performance across the whole country.

A fitting tribute to the late outstanding Vincentian musician Pat Prescod and a cultural performance embracing and showcasing the creativity of one’s own.

Have a wonderful holiday season and all the best in 2018.

Love and thanks to all musicians. Keep up the good work.

Cheryl Phills King