National Youth Choir of Antigua and Barbuda

Year 9 and 10 music students were treated today to the National Youth Choir of Antigua and Barbuda who came to the academy with the ambassador for Antigua and Barbuda in order to thank the students for their efforts, in conjunction with the Purcell School, to raise money for the hurricane relief fund.

The performance was mesmerising with a mixture of steel pans, congas, drums and piano in the rhythm section and soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices blended beautifully. The musicians performed a selection of material from spirituals, calypso, jazz, pop and folk music. The lyrics covered everything from the profound to the hilarious. Everything from the costumes to the choreography was consummately professional. An outstanding performance lapped up by our eager music students.