GIFTED Carolling Contest to begin next week

Fifteen Schools and School Groups across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are preparing for the GIFTED Carolling Competition at the ultimate Christmas village next week.

The Choirs will compete in two categories: Primary category and Secondary/Tertiary category.

In the primary category, there will be eight (8) participating choirs. They are – the Belair Government School, Calliaqua Anglican School, Chateaubelair Methodist School, Dorsetshire Hill Government School, Kingstown Preparatory School, Pamelus Burke Government School, Rose Hall Primary School and the Sion Hill Government School.

There are seven choirs in the secondary/tertiary category. These choirs include: the Bethel High School, Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia, George Stephens Senior High School, Thomas Saunders Secondary School, Tromaca Secondary School, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Performing Arts Society and the GHS Kingstown Girl Guides.

One of the Organizers of the event, Tamira Browne said that over the years, Christmas carolling has been one of the local Christmas traditions that brings a unique feel to Christmas in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

She says they want to see this tradition passed from one generation to the other and we want to recognize gifted talent from within our educational institutions and youth organisations.”

Choirs will be judged for Creativity, Harmony, Delivery, Uniformity and crowd response (10 points).

The competition takes place on Saturday December 16th at the Solidarity Car Park from 1pm.