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Caribbean

Published on November 4th, 2014 | by TandT Newsday Newspapers

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Pan With The Saints getting better and better

Although only in its second year, Pan With The Saints is fast becoming one of the better quality pan productions. Patrons who attended this event last week Saturday at the St Mary’s College Big Yard thoroughly enjoyed the performances of the six bands. Opening the proceedings was the SJC/CIC Combined band (Symphony of Saints) which placed third in the Schools Panorama competition earlier this year. The students’ first offering of “Sleigh Ride” brought on the Christmas feeling and they followed up with “Black Cake and Sorrel”, arranged by the CIC music teacher, Michelle Marfan-Urquhart who also arranged the next number, Jahaji Bhai by Brother Marvin. After playing a medley of Christmas songs, the band ended with their Panorama song, Trini, arranged by former SJC student and All Stars pannist, Mia Gormandy who is furthering her studies in musicology in Florida.

Next on stage was Defence Force steel orchestra which was making its debut at the event. Opening with Caribbean Connection, the band followed with Master Blaster before seguing into Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father”, prompting couples to dance and ended with a well put together calypso medley.

PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars, a band founded by CIC past students over 60 years ago was next with an energetic but sweet performance tinged with the Christmas spirit as they too served up their version of “Black Cake and Sorrel”, arranged by the band’s late arranger/leader, Edwin Pouchet. Silver Stars would hardly have been allowed to exit the stage without their famous version of “Phantom of the Opera” by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. This performance was as flawless as ever, under the baton of conductor Bravo. An up-tempo version of “Beethoven’s Romance” preceded “Every Year, Every Christmas” by Luther Vandross before the final item which was a soca medley.

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