What a welcome change!
April 5, 2019
5th Sunday of Lent (C)
April 7, 2019

‘O Rejoice!’

Flashback: Musical Director, Lorraine Granderson (left), pianist Sean Sadaphal and The Lydians at their November concert ‘Lydians on the Mount: In Holy Songs of Joy!’ Photo: Elmo Griffith

The Abbey of Our Lady of Exile at Mount St Benedict will once more be the backdrop of the Lydians annual concert series, ‘Lydians on the Mount’, this edition entitled, ‘O Rejoice!’

On Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m., the Lydians will come together on the Mount singing multiple genres of music from composers such as Hogan, Bizet, Mascagi, DuBois and Handel to rejoice and celebrate the risen Saviour.

Through poetry and music, the choir and steel ensemble under the musical direction of Lorraine Granderson will take audiences on a pilgrim’s journey through the life of Christ, to the foot of the cross and to the empty tomb, to the resounding celebration of His triumphant resurrection.

“The music programme for this concert highlights our mission as representatives of that hope of redemption,” confirmed Assistant Musical Director Carl-Anthony Hines who coordinated the musical selections of the concert. “We are bid, ‘O, rejoice’ that the Lord is arisen, He has conquered death and the grave!”

The Lydians and the monks at the Abbey have a long history of collaboration in their mutual mission of music ministry. The Lydians often include the location at the Mount as part of its annual pre-Christmas concert performances as well.

With this fundraising effort, the Lydians continue to offer community music ministry in support of the Abbey in its efforts to restore the holy site and continue its mission.

The concert will feature both quietly prayerful and fanfare choral works and will include special selections from soloists, small ensembles and the Lydian Steel.

Tickets for Lydians on the Mount – O Rejoice! are only TT$150 and are available from all Lydian members. For reservations please call: 268-9556/338- 6024 or e-mail info@thelydianstt.com.