Love Movement celebrates with “Colours of His Love”

Newspaper: Express
Date Published: Oct 31st, 2018

THE Love Movement, Trinity of Choirs has much to celebrate, including the 60th anniversary of their founder Bernadette Scott’s contribution and involvement in the performing arts, the 46th anniversary of The Love Movement, the 28th anniversary of The Lights of Love Children’s Choir and the 28th anniversary of the Youth Outreach Group.

These significant achievements will be celebrated at the group’s 2018 Production ‘Colours of His Love’ at Queen‘s Hall, from November 9 to 11.

The Love Movement, founded in 1972, is a registered charitable organisation and has long outgrown the conventional confines of a choir, to become a truly unique organisation with a life-changing mentoring programme among the country’s ‘at risk’ youth. The Love Movement uses the performing arts and spiritual guidance and relevant youth programmes to provide holistic and social development to achieve its goals.

They have received many national and international awards for their outstanding contribution to cultural,

community and youth development.

The Love Movement’s concerts are used as the avenue to showcase the talents of these young people and provide them with the opportunity to experience a level of achievement and self-worth. More significantly, they mature, acquiring an understanding of the impor- tance of hard work, commitment and self-sacrifice. These children and youths come from over 20 primary schools and 15 secondary schools and many of them are from underprivileged homes or live in institutions.

At the shows this year, patrons will experience an unforgettable blend of exciting music, choreography, costumes and stage design. The entire cast will begin the evening’s programme by giving thanks to God for His tremendous blessings over the years with soul-stirring and popularGospel songs.

The Senior Choir will then pay tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber with excerpts from his many musicals. The members of The Love Movement Republic Bank Youth Outreach Group and the Senior Choir will present songs from The Greatest Showman, a movie based on the life story of PT Barnum, that recently took the world by storm.

It features songs like ‘A Million Dreams’, ‘The Greatest Show’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘From Now On’ and Oscar-nominated and Grammy Award-winning song ‘This Is Me’. The Lights of Love Children’s Choir will perform selections from the movie

Frozen, every child’s favourite. To bring down the curtain on what promises to be a spectacular production, the entire cast will usher in the Christmas season with some of the world’s most beautiful and heart-warming Christmas songs and carols.

Musical and artistic direction is by Bernadette Scott, with Dr Helmer Hilwig as stage and drama director. Choreographers Francesca Vazzana, Janelle Spencer, Anneisha Skerritt-Wells and Lesley Lewis-Alleyne have been working tirelessly with the entire cast, producing exciting choreography which always adds that unique touch to Love Movement productions.

The technical team for this production includes some of the country’s best: Frank Agarratt, assisted by Corey Burnham for sound, Celia Wells as lighting designer and stage set and decor design is by Randal Halfhide of Another Idea.

A special Children’s Charity Concert will be held on November 5 at 3 p.m. for hundreds of children from several institutions and children’s shelters.

The Love Movement is seeking assistance with sponsorship of tickets for these children who look forward each year to an unforgettable evening of fun and thrilling entertainment. The tickets for this show are $100 and assistance from individuals or corporate sponsors would be deeply appreciated. Persons interested in sponsoring these tickets can contact Bernadette at 624-4474. Truly a wonderful gift for the less fortunate children, youth and differently-abled persons.

Show times on Friday and Saturday are 7.30 p.m. and on Sunday 6 p.m. Call 716-9925 for advance ticket sales or Bernadette Scott at 624-4474. Tickets are on sale at the Queen‘s Hall box office, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays, 624-1284 extension 1.