Nevis Choral Club On Canadian Tour
July 29, 2008
The Nevis Community Choral Club, also known as the Nevis Community Choir, will be travelling to Canada on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 on a two-week long 25th Anniversary Tour. The 25 member non denominational group will participate in a number of social and sightseeing activities in Canada and will perform two concerts, sing at two senior citizens homes and perform at a worship service at the Mississauga Seventh Day Adventist Church. “We felt that attaining 25 years of continuous service is a great achievement and, as such, determined that it’s time our choir extended its voice beyond the boundaries of St. Kitts & Nevis,” says Elmo Liburd, president of the Club. The group will be guests of the St. Kitts & Nevis Choral Group of Canada based in Toronto.
The choir began in 1983 in preparation for the Independence Day celebration of St. Kitts & Nevis on September 19, 1983. It is one of the few organizations on Nevis that can boast such longevity. Through singing, the choir has brought joy to the hearts of thousands of Nevisians and visitors year after year performing a blend of Religious, Classical, Secular and Spiritual music. In addition to this, the choir also participates in weekly church services and other official functions. Some of the monies raised by the choir have been donated to the community and include:
Contributions to The St. George and St. John Senior Citizens Home
Contributions to the Prospect Senior Citizens Home
Contributions to Alexandra Hospital and Infirmary
A Nevis Community Choral Club scholarship program at the Gingerland Primary School
Fund-raising events for various community churches and schools
Other activities that will mark the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group include the production of a CD, a commemorative magazine, t-shirts and other items with some of the proceeds benefiting community organizations and charitable causes and a spectacular Anniversary Concert in October. For more information or to make a contribution to help defray costs for the choir while in Canada, please contact Elmo Liburd or any of the officers below.
Elmo Liburd, President: 869 469 5310
Venetta Hobson-Moving, Secretary/Treasurer: 869 469 2515
Devon Liburd, Public Relation Officer: 869 662 8845
Joya Clarke, Musical Director: 869 469 5521 Ext 2108