The Lydians, proudly supported by First Citizens, is continuing its preparations for its highly anticipated Christmas concert.
After staging an abridged two-night concert last year with a smaller ensemble in keeping with Covid-19 restrictions, The Lydians will return to Queen’s Hall on December 10 and 11 with a full complement of singers.
The Lydian Steel will also return at full strength.
Despite the challenges of the last two years, The Lydians persevered, keeping spirits high through the gift of music while adhering to safety protocols.
Following its Christmas concert in December 2021, ‘Arise, Shine!’, the group celebrated Caribbean sacred music with ‘In Songs of Praise’ on May 29 at the St Finbar’s RC Church, Diego Martin, a concert that supported the building and restoration fund for the St Joseph’s RC Church, St Joseph.
The anticipated Lydian Steel recital concert, ‘Seasons of Steel – a 25th anniversary celebration’ took place on July 16 and 17, 2022. The Lydians also featured at other events in July, most notably, the Metamorphosis Dance Company’s ‘Meta Dance Live’ and the MW Productions show, ‘Iëre X Tabago’.
The Lydians was among several cultural groups invited to be part of the celebration of Trinidad and Tobago’s 60th Independence Anniversary at the Prime Minister’s Gala Concert, ‘Aspire’ at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) on August 30 and also had the distinction of performing at the ‘Toast to the Nation’ on Independence Day at the same venue.
Their last performance to date was on September 9, as part of the ‘Art in Banking II’ exhibition at Castle Killarney. The Lydians took the opportunity to pay a special tribute to its sponsor First Citizens.
Christmas 2022 with The Lydians promises to be a jubilant culmination of a busy year for this musical powerhouse. So, remember the dates – December 10 and 11.
For further information and ticket reservations, call or message Lydian ticket hotlines at 355-7769, 338-6024 or 328-7819.