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Wyndham Nassau pays tribute to award-winning National Children’s Choir with concert
By Eric Rose, BIS
Apr 13, 2010 - 6:46:26 PM

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The Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino announced that the inaugural performance for the 2010 Wyndham Gospel Concert Series will be headed by the award-winning Bahamas National Children’s Choir, on April 18, 2010, at the Rainforest Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Also on the card is the award-winning Bahamian gospel group Shaback. Pictured from left: Director of Culture, Dr Linda Moxey Brown; Wyndham Nassau Resort Activities and Entertainment Manager, Wilfred Mullings; Wyndham Nassau Resort Assistant General Manager, Mark Hawken; Bahamas National Children’s Choir Director and Co-Founder, Patricia Bazard and Assistant Director, Alfred Dean. (BIS photo/Derek Smith)

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas National Children’s Choir will receive a special honour from Wyndham Nassau Resorts and Crystal Palace Casino when they will receive a tribute and head the resort’s 2010 Gospel Concert Series opening performance at the Rainforest Theatre at 7:30 pm, Sunday, April 18, 2010.  

“We are very thrilled to be able to launch this Gospel Concert Series and be able to celebrate at the same time and recognize the Bahamas National Children’s Choir,” Wyndham Nassau Resort Assistant General Manager Mark Hawken said at a press conference at the resort on April 13, 2010.  

“The Bahamas National Children’s Choir is very happy to be a part of this Concert Series and actually to get it launched,” Choir Director and Co-Founder, Patricia Bazard.

“We are all very happy and honoured you have chosen our choir to be a part of this inaugural concert Sunday afternoon.”  

Director of Culture in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr Linda Moxey Brown congratulated the Wyndham Nassau Resort, on behalf of her Ministry, for taking the initiative in honouring the national children’s choir in this manner.   

Also performing that evening is the award-winning Bahamian gospel group Shaback.  Interested persons can call (242) 667-4100, Ext. 6665 for ticket information.  

Mr Hawken said that the Gospel Series is an idea to bring the community into the hotel and the Seaside Buffet has been a “staple” for Sunday Brunch gatherings for families for many years.  He added that the resort wanted to expand that, through a natural progression to include an uplifting Gospel Concert Series on Sunday evenings.  

“It is an idea that we are able to launch and, when we first discussed having this, we naturally wanted to look to the community to see who would interested in participating and, naturally, the Children’s Choir was at the top of our list,” Mr Hawken said.  

Mrs Bazard said the Choir recently returned from Prague, where it attained the Bronze Level Award at the young2010prague competition.  She added that, although it was not the first time the children competing in international chorale competitions, it was wonderful for the Choir to be there this year.  

Dr Moxey Brown also congratulated the Choir’s directors for a “job-well done” in Prague.

“For our children to be exposed to music around the world and competition around the world says a whole lot for what Mrs Bazard and her team have been doing over the years,” Dr Moxey Brown said. 

“We want to commend all of the boys and girls in the National Children’s Choir for a job well done and we do pray God’s blessings on them as they continue to strive for excellence.  

“I want to appeal to the appeal to the greater audience out there to come out on this Sunday to come out and show your support and your love for our young people as they continue to enhance the gifts and talents that God has blessed them with,” Dr Moxey Brown added.  “And I want to say again ‘hats off’ to the management and team here at Wyndham Resort to taking this initiative to honour our young people in this way.  

“Our ability to offer a large stage and a large venue for the community to come and be able to share with the National Children’s Choir and see their incredible performances that have been recognised around the world, I think, is a great opportunity for all to come in and participate.  

“I am sure everyone will enjoy our children and I am happy that you support our children because they are the future of this country,” Mrs Bazard added.  “Unless we pour into the lives of these children now, we will not receive anything later on.”

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