UCCI hosts its first gospel concert
Preparations are well underway for the University of the Cayman Islands’ (UCCI) first ever gospel concert entitled, “HALLELUJAH: Praises in the Courtyard” slated for 25 May at 6:30 p.m. at the UCCI Campus.
The third in a series of shows benefitting the development of a performing arts programme at the University College, HALLELUJAH promises two nights of spiritual upliftment regardless of religious denomination. It is headlined by local superstar Quincy Brown and Jamaican gospel singer Crissy D. and will also feature performances from the Savannah United Church Choir, New Testament George Town Young Adult Choir, Victory Tabernacle Choir, Christ the Redeemer Choir, Daphne Orrett, Opal Lorraine, the UCCI Choir, Dancers and Pandemix Steelband and many more.
“It is the objective of UCCI to reach out to the wider community and it is our hope that HALLELUJAH will galvanise and stimulate greater interest. In addition, the programme will give our students the opportunity to perform and showcase skills being taught at the university whilst building character. The exposure will better prepare them for the working world,” explained Artistic Director and noted choreographer Dr MoniKa Lawrence.
The university’s own Mr Music and international concert pianist Glen Inanga echoed her thoughts, saying, “Our students now have a better appreciation of the amount of hard work that is required to attain the levels of excellence expected of them. In addition, through continued exposure to high quality performances and collaborations with visiting international artistes, the performance bar has been raised sufficiently high enough to help them identify new learning points and areas for growth.”
It is for this same reason that the University College always finds a way to collaborate with other performers in the community. “We are grateful for the immense support we have received from the church and school choirs, individual performers who are giving of their time and talents freely . We have much to be thankful for in Cayman, and we are happy that there are people in the community who are willing to support our students and join us to give thanks for our beloved country,” said Dr Lawrence.
HALLUJAH tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. They are available at Funky Tangs, Books & Books, Arabus and the UCCI Admin Office. For further information, please call 623-05612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.