West End youth performers spread Christmas joy
We saw two different groups of young people in recent night, with no fuss or bother spreading Yuletide joy in super-formances in their respective communities..
First the Calvary Gospel Chapel Olympians and The Teen Club combined for the launch of their seasonal activities at the Dr Eustace Cann Rockaway Park, Southampton West. And the Salvation Army's West End Community Puppet Group created an elaborate set in the Army Hall on Cambridge Road for their first class production under the inspired leadership of Tamiko Ramabuke.
The Calvary Group under coordinator Jennifer Hall and Youth Pastor Torey Usher gave a top-notch concert, singing Christmas carols both traditional and modern songs interspersed with personal testimonies. Team Leader AnnaMaries Perry recited a poem she wrote about the Birth of Christ; Daniel Clark recapped highlights of a Mission Trip to Trinidad and Tobago. And little violinist Marlina Raynor was applauded for an upbeat selection.
The West End Puppets were absolutely first class capitalising on an elaborate set depicting a realistically busy City of Hamilton shopping mall. The group were in my opinion quite professional. They were on-time with their diction, musical selections and characterisations. They have given workshops in Bermuda and Columbus, Ohio. And more is promised, if Ms Tamiko, Steve Bean and Major Curtis Butler and wife Cindy are in receipt of the backing they deserve.