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UWI Chorale does ‘The Sound of Music’

THIS WEEK The University of the West Indies (UWI) Festival Arts Chorale (FAC) will present their 4th Annual Broadway musical, The Sound of Music. Directed by Louis Mc Williams with musical direction by Jessel Murray, and live music provided by the National Sinfonia, the production will run from Thursday to Sunday at Queen’s Hall, St Anns.

The Sound of Music is the fourth in the annual Broadway musicals staged by the Festival Arts chorale. Featuring such classic songs as “The Sound of Music”; “Maria”; “My Favourite Things”; “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”; “Do-Re-Mi”; “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and “Edelweiss”, The Sound of Music promises again to be the highlight of the season.

Maria will be portrayed by Hannah Howard: “Nancy” in the FAC production of Oliver! while Captain von Trapp will be played by former QRC Principal William “Bill” Carter. The Sound of Music also includes a talented cast of children including Allen Clelland-Goddard who was Oliver in last year’s production of Oliver! and Joshua Ramjohn who was the understudy Oliver.

The Festival Arts Chorale is one of the premier performing instrumental ensembles of the UWI St Augustine Campus. Formed in 2000 with 35 members, the Festival Arts Chorale now boasts a membership of seventy persons, many of whom are current or past UWI students.

The Chorale has become known for its professional approach to performances and its varied repertoire. Past productions of the FAC include Crazy for You (2005), Oliver (2007), and Fiddler on the Roof (2006) which was nominated for eleven Cacique awards, winning three: Best Musical Production; Best Musical Direction; and Best Choreogra-phy Tickets for The Sound of Music cost $150 for adults and $100 for children (for tickets bought at Queen’s Hall only) for the Sunday 2 pm. Matinee.

For more information call Evette 316-7651, Stacy 787-8981 or Daryl 725-4765 or email: uwi.festival.arts.chorale@gmail.com

The UWI Department for Creative and Festival Arts, formerly the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts (CCFA) is one of two such centres in the University system, the other being at Mona, Jamaica.

Since its establishment in 1986, the DCFA has grown to offer programmes at four levels: certificate, degree, occasional and postgraduate.

Undergraduate degrees are offered in Theatre Arts, Musical Arts, Visual Arts and Carnival Arts. At the postgraduate level, the DCFA offers an Arts and Cultural Enterprise Management (ACEM) programme. The DCFA’s outreach arm, Arts-in-Action, uses theatre intervention strategies in its work in schools, communities and corporations.

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