Twenty-one primary schools set for finals of Christmas Festival
Press Release
November 28, 2023
Twenty-one primary schools set for finals of Christmas Festival

The grand finale of the Primary Schools Christmas Festival will take place on December 13, the Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation has announced.

The event, which a release says “promises to bring joy and festive cheer,” will take place at the Faith Temple Church in New Montrose from 9:00 a.m.

It will feature a display of talent including dance, drama, choral speech, instrumental renditions and choirs, for which the test piece is “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”.

The following schools will be featured in the showcase: Barrouallie Government, Belair Government, Bequia Anglican Primary, Bequia Seventh Day Adventist Primary, Buccament Government, Calder Government, Calliaqua Anglican, C. W. Prescod Primary, Diamond Government, Dorsetshire Hill Government, Evesham Methodist, Fair Hall Government, Fancy Government, Georgetown Government, Greggs Government, Kingstown Anglican, Langley Park Government, Mustique Primary, Owia Government, Richland Park Government and Sandy Bay Government.

Following the performances, the schools with the most outstanding instrumental, choral speech or drama, dance, and original carol will be announced, as well as the school with the best rendition of the test piece. This year, the piece of music that was performed as a standard to test the musical abilities of the choirs was “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, a traditional Christmas carol which speaks of the good news of the Saviour’s birth.

Education Officer for Music in the Ministry of Education, Dexter Bacchus, said: “We are excited to invite the public to join us for the grand finale of the Primary Schools Christmas Festival”.

The grand finale of the Primary Schools Christmas Festival promises to be a joyous experience and the Ministry of Education looks forward to welcoming all to the event.