|Type of post:||Orchestra news item|
|Posted By:||Suzi Mackenzie|
|Date Posted:||Wed, 24 Aug 2022|
Bristol Reggae Orchestra are delighted to announce the date for the first public performance of the Bristol Windrush Reggae Choir. Free tickets are now available for the gala that will take place at Bristol Beacon on 22 October 2022 at 7pm https://bristolbeacon.org/whats-on/windrush-reggae-choir/
The gala performance will mark the culmination of a 6-month project that has been funded by the Windrush Day Grant Fund with the aim of learning from, enjoying and amplifying the voices of the Windrush generation and their descendants. The Bristol Windrush Reggae Choir has the legendary Orgena (Gena) Rose as its leader.
“I am incredibly honoured to be leading this historic choir project to acknowledge and pay tribute to the people of the Windrush generation. Music is a perfect way to celebrate their legacy. It is a universal language and reggae music, especially that of Bob Marley, is deep, soulful and revolutionary. It reminds us that we are One Love, One Heart and causes us to rise up, see who we truly are and the power we have to change our lives and change our world.” Orgena Rose, Choir Director
“To have 40+ people from all walks of life at our first rehearsal was just a joy, music is a great way to educate and bring people together. The gala performance promises to be spectacular and we hope just the start of the journey for the choir – encouraging everyone to book their tickets now so they don’t miss out!” Rebecca Scott, Bristol Reggae Orchestra Leader
There is still time to join! Choir rehearsals take place 6.30-9pm at St Agnes Church in St Pauls tonight (24th August) and on Wednesday 14th and 28th September and 12th October with a final joint orchestra rehearsal to be announced.
|For more information, see:||https://bristolbeacon-mail.org/4YPU-Q4NF-2EQMUM-N2G2W-1/c.aspx|