first_imgNow in its eighth year of existence, the Tina Insanally Foundation’s choirs have been rehearsing since May of this year on its most ambitious project – the recording of a series of 15-minute programmes to be broadcast on both television and radio on popular channel TVG and another local channel over a three-month period from October 1 to December 31.The programme called “Canzone – Sing a Song of Joy” will focus on songs of hope and happiness, understanding and love that have been selected from the repertoire of groups like the Beatles (“Imagine”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Let It Be”, “Hey Jude”); Boney M (“Canzone”, “Rivers of Babylon”, “Brown Girl”); ABBAMembers of “Canzone – Sing a Song of Joy” choirs(“Fernando”, “Waterloo”, “Dancing Queen”); the MOVIES (“Raindrops”, “Over the Rainbow”) as well as the Drifters, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson and others. The younger ones will perform Disney selections (“A Million Dreams”, “Try Everything” and “Whole New World”) and folk songs. The series will end with the music of Christmas in the last two weeks of December.Well-known musician and teacher Derry Etkins is the Choir Director and plays the keyboard; Mark Lee plays guitar and young Nicholas Hussain from St John Bosco, who has been with the Foundation from the beginning, is on drums. The junior choir comprises a group of 10-12-year-olds from St Ann’s while the senior group includes teenage girls and boys from St Ann’s and St John Bosco who have been with the Foundation since 2010.last_img

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