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Nassau Music Society - Members' Evening, January 14th at Government House
By Italia Watkins
Jan 14, 2012 - 8:03:54 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Nassau Music Society will hold its Annual Members' evening to thank members and friends for supporting them over the years.

This evening will feature young and upcoming artists from the Music Department of the College of the Bahamas with guest artist Sonovia Pierre.
The programme is varied and will include traditional music such as "Heaven is a Wonderful Place" and "O' happy Day" interpreted by the COB Ensemble and Laurelle and the Brass Boys, our very own Bahamian Franz Hepburn's "Bahama Moon" by Ranice Arnette (clarinet), Shon Pennerman (baritone), Crashan Johnson (piano) and "Duet from Lakme" (Leo Delibes) by Giovanni Clarke and Rashad Cunningham on flutes to name a few.
The Nassau Music Society continues to support young Bahamian artists and encourages the youth of our Nation to express themselves in a positive manner. It has committed to doing so through its scholarship programme with the Music Department of the College of the Bahamas. It is for this reason that it has decided to showcase and support these young and talented artists at its Members' evening.

Please come out and give them your support and show them that you appreciate their efforts and talent. The evening is open to Members and the General Public and will be followed by refreshments. Persons wishing to join the Nassau Music Society may do so at the event.
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 - 7:30 PM sharp - Government House.
Tickets (at the door only): Members: $10; Non-Members: $20; Students with valid ID: $5

The Nassau Music Society

Member’s Evening Concert

January 14, 2012

7:30 PM

Government House

Students of The College of The Bahamas Music Department


Guest Artist Sonovia Pierre

Mistress of Ceremonies:   Jerquel Rolle






Madrigale                                                                                            Giovanni Gabrieli



Reubendero Gibson, trumpet

Thurman Johnson, trumpet

L’Senio Bethell, saxophone

Basil Miller, saxophone



Suite for Clarinet and Piano                                                                 Robert Bowker


Leeia Hutcheson, clarinet

B’Angelo Cartwright, piano



Duet from Lakme                                                                                 Leo Delibes



Giovanni Clarke, flute

Rashad Cunningham, flute



Heaven is A Wonderful Place                                                              TRADITIONAL


Anna Adderley, director

COB Ensemble



O Happy Day                                                                                                 TRADITIONAL



Laurelle and The Brass Boys


Laurelle Smith, trombone

Shon Pennerman, baritone

L’Senio Bethell, baritone

Philip Rolle, baritone




West Side Story Medley                                                                       Leonard Bernstein


Da’Nai Laramore, soprano

Rodger Meadows, tenor



Bahama Moon                                                                                                 Franz Hepburn


Ranice Arnette, clarinet

Shon Pennerman, baritone

Crashan Johnson, piano



Selection from COB Jazz Ensemble


B’Angelo Cartwright, trumpet

Philip Rolle, piano

Delton Rolle, drums



Selections from The Mikado and HMS Pinafore                    A. Sullivan and W Gilbert


Ladies of the Ensemble

Men of the Ensemble


Tomato Remix                                                                                     Arr. S. Pennerman


Shon Pennerman, vocals

Ranice Arnette, clarinet

Crashan Johnson, clarinet



From Hairspray                                                                                   Marc Shaiman

             “I Know Where I’ve Been”


Sonovia Pierre, guest artist

COB Ensemble





When We Gather Again                                                                       TRADITIONAL


Nikia Adderley, director

Artists’ Bios  

Anna Adderley was born in East Kazakhstan where she began her musical studies at the age of 9.  After moving to Germany, she continued studying at the University of Education in Heidelberg and at St. Martin’s College in Lancaster, UK.  She currently resides in Nassau with her husband and two children and teaches music at Kingsway Academy.  

Nikia Adderley is a music education major who plays the clarinet and the piano.  Her plans are to be a secondary music teacher and to explore the field of music therapy.  

Ranice Arnette is enrolled at COB as a music education major with her primary instrument being the clarinet.  In addition to her participation in COB ensembles, she is a member of the All Star band.   

L’Senio Bethell is a Government High School graduate who is completing his Associate of Arts in Music with his primary instruments being saxophone and baritone.  He aspires to open an Art Gallery which showcases Bahamian fine artists as well as musicians.   

B’Angelo Cartwright is in his senior year at COB completing a Bachelor’s degree in music education.  His primary instruments are piano and trumpet and he appears frequently with the jazz band Ambasah.  

Giovanni Clarke is a graduate of C.V. Bethel and is currently completing his Bachelor of Music Education degree.  He has been a member of The Bahamas National Youth Choir and The Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra and is the conducting intern for the High Grove Singers.  After graduation, he plans to pursue studies in choral conducting.  

Rashad Cunningham – (bio to follow)  

Ferron A. Grant is originally from Freeport, Grand Bahama, where she graduated from St. Paul’s Methodist College.  As a music education major she is looking forward to being a music teacher, specializing in working with choirs.  

Leeia Hutcheson is a first year music education major looking forward to a career as a music educator.  In addition to the clarinet, she also plays guitar, harmonica and piano.  

Reubendero Gibson - (bio to follow)  

Crashan Johnson is a graduate of Government High School who is studying music education at COB.  Her principal instruments are piano and clarinet and she is looking forward to a career in music education.  

Thurman Johnson III is a first year music major at COB where trumpet is his principal instrument.  He has received a Most Outstanding in Music Special Award from the Ministry of Education.   

Ashley Knowles is pursuing the Associate of Arts degree in Music majoring in voice and with piano being his secondary instrument.  He is a recipient of the Nassau Music Society scholarship.  

Donald Leadon - (bio to follow)  

Da’Nai P. Laramore is a native a Nassau and completing a Music Education degree at COB.  This semester she is doing her Teaching Practice.  Her goals are to become a Professor of Music and to establish her own music academy.  

Rodger Meadows is a frequent performer on clarinet, saxophone, flute, piano and voice.  He is a member of the High Grove singers and this semester is completing his Music Education degree.  He is planning on pursuing studies in the field of Music Theatre.  

Basil Miller - (bio to follow)  

Shon Pennerman is a graduate of C.V. Bethel and is completing studies in Music Education at COB where he plays the baritone and the piano.  He is an accomplished rap artist and seeks a career in the performing business and as a music educator.  

Chanel Rolle began singing and studying music at a young age with her principal instruments being voice, steel pan, and saxophone.  A first year Music Major at COB, she is a member of the Bahamas All Star Band and has represented The Bahamas at the Florida Classics.  

Delton Rolle - (bio to follow)  

Donella Rolle - (bio to follow)  

Philip Rolle is a native of Bimini where he began his musical studies playing in church with his family.  His studies included playing drums, keyboard and baritone.  He is presently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Music at COB and his aspirations are to start his own business teaching music and to study recording arts to become a professional music producer.  

Laurelle Smith is a graduate of Government High School and is completing her Music Education degree at COB where her principal instrument is trombone.  She plans to get a BA in music performance and to pursue a PhD in Music Education.  

Georvette Wells started her singing career at the age of four, as an active member in her church children’s choir.  She has also been a regular participant with the St. Anne's High School choir, the CMA ensemble and the College of the Bahamas Concert Choir. At COB she is presently majoring in Nursing with a minor in Music.  

Megan Wells is a graduate of Old Bight High on Cat Island and is completing her Bachelor of Music Education degree at COB.  Her principal instrument is trumpet.  

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