Marionettes to Pay tribute to Waithe- Newsday Sep 11th 2019

Newspaper: Newsday
Writer: Debra Greaves
Date Published: Sep 11th, 2019

The BP Marionettes will present Forward Home at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s this weekend, under the artistic direction of Gretta Taylor. The concert will feature Calling All Dawns — which the choir performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in June, conducted by the composer, Christopher Tin.

The Marionettes’ New York City performance this year, as part of a massed choir, is yet another addition to its impressive list of accomplishments.

Calling All Dawns is a classical crossover album by Tin released in 2009, which won two Grammy awards for Best Classical Crossover Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the song Baba Yetu. It was that song— as performed by the Marionettes— that caught the attention of the producers, leading subsequently to the NYC invitation.

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