The virtual and in-person concert ‘And on earth, peace’ at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, San Fernando on Friday, December 4 will offer musical reflections on the theme of Hope.
“The Christmas season for most people represents a light at the end of the tunnel and a lot of us need a light, especially after this year,” shared Chandelier Productions Managing Director Tiana Chandler. As a vocalist and performer herself, Chandler has, like most artistes, felt the rough end of the impact of the global pandemic in opportunities to perform sustainably.
This Christmas, the south-based concert producer, along with a production team of new and up-and-coming event producing professionals, will support Michael Hudlin, Trinbagonian musical prodigy, composer, choral conductor, pianist, and vocalist, for his Christmas 2020 project.
“We have to do something for Christmas,” Chandler emphasised. “Not just for the audience, but for ourselves.”
Due to the public health regulations, a limited number of physical tickets will be sold at TT$200 for an in-person audience. Tickets went on sale Tuesday, November 24. Virtual tickets will be sold of the recorded performance for a three-day live-streaming weekend from Friday, December 18 to Sunday 20. Virtual tickets can be booked from Sunday, November 29, from the Trinidad and Tobago Performing Arts Network at https://bit.ly/AndOnEarthPeace.
‘And on earth, peace’ will be Chandler’s second musical production with Hudlin, the first being, ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’, his debut performance of original compositions and arrangements premiered at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) in 2016.
The concert was a fundraiser for Hudlin’s studies—a Bachelor of Arts in Music at The State University of New York (SUNY) College in Plattsburgh, New York. Currently, Hudlin is months away from completing a Master of Music in Conducting (Choral) at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
“Michael isn’t usually in the country, so because he’s back, everyone we know in performing arts has been asking, are we doing something? Michael is here; we should do something. It’s almost like we need to perform, and we really want to perform for and with him,” Chandler laughed.
“We want to give our audience, both at home and abroad, a sense of coming back home to the familiar, which is what Christmas concerts are for a lot of our choir and choral music-loving patrons,” she concluded.
‘And on earth, peace’ will feature Music Festival champions, internationally debuted vocalists and renowned national performers including Michele Dowrich, Daniel De Cranie-Pierre, Janine Charles-Farray, David Williams, Jamel Williams, Garnet Allen, Tracy Tuitt and Samantha Stanislaus.
“The feeling where all is well, and we are unified in peace—that is what we are trying to achieve. Musically, our goal is to take you from a feeling of despair to genuine tranquility through the music,” Hudlin shared in a written statement.
The concert will include a Christmas repertoire with a difference, featuring the voices of Voix Riches and including an original Requiem composition by Hudlin sung by the ensemble.
Also performed will be music from Wagner, Bruckner and a surprise revelation about the composer, Pergolesi.
Limited tickets available from the OLPH parish office or by calling (Central/South) 295-7435, (East) 268-9556, 710-9436. For more details Facebook search:
@ChandelierTheatreProductions or on Instagram: @productionschandelier.