The 2015 SVG Gospel Festival will officially culminate this weekend with three programs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Tonight, the Gospel Fest Committee will stage a special song night entitled: “Sing A New Song” at the Hope For Life Restoration Ministries in Arnos Vale in which artistes are being encouraged to sing an original song and win prizes with a possible opportunity of having their song recorded. Performances will come from Azariah Gibson, Eldon Morris, The Saints, Siahnique Garraway and others. The program begins at seven tonight.
Tomorrow night, the Bequia Gospel Showcase will be held at the Clive Tannis Playing Field in Port Elizabeth with presentations from Allena Hazell, Dawnlyn Bynoe and the Bequia Pentecostal Glorifiers with the first lady of Gospel and Gospel Artiste of the Year, Evangelist Bridget Blucher as the featured artiste, performing for the first time in Bequia.
And, on Sunday night at the Victoria Park, the National Gospel Showcase will take place, featuring performances in song, dance and drama from some of the most outstanding artistes coming out of the zonal showcases held last weekend. Scheduled to appear will be: Anelia Ollivierre, Leanna Mc Dowall, Cassie Prince, Kingdom Ambassadors, The Saints and others.
Special guests for that evening include former calypsonians Felix ‘Dalpin’ Findlay and his wife Monica ‘Valley Dove’ Findlay. Both will be making their gospel debut in St. Vincent & the Grenadines after leaving the calypso arena. Also appearing will also be the internationally acclaimed dramatist, Alan Charles of England and Neisha Woods, the star of Barbados Gospel Fest. Evangelist Bridget Blucher will again be the featured artiste.
The Coordinator for Barbados Gospel Fest, Adrian Agard will be in attendance observing the festival as the SVG Gospel Fest Committee looks to develop closer ties with other regional gospel festivals and provide opportunities for local artistes to perform overseas.
The 2015 SVG Gospel Festival is being celebrated under the theme: “Restoring The Land”. The festival is into its thirteenth year.