In less than two weeks, I’m singing in another performance: Windrush. Get your tickets now!
Artistic Director Geoffrey Williams and Choral Director Stella Savy lead the powerful 300 voice Boîte Millennium Chorus, all-star Reggae house band and Steel Drum Virtuosi Alvin Rostant in the Boite’s 19th Millennium Chorus at Hamer Hall.
Geoffrey’s original compositions tell the personal tale of the Williams family’s journey of emigrating from the sunny Caribbean to chilly London. The Windrush program also features classic Reggae songs such as Rankin’ Full Stop,Police and Thieves, and the classic Bob Marley song Three Little Birds.
The Windrush voyage was the beginning of a mass migration from the Caribbean to the UK that profoundly influenced the cultural and political fabric of England. When the ex troop ship HMS Windrush left Jamaica it brought with it immigrants who would become known as the Windrush Generation. They brought with them the very essence of the Caribbean.
The Millennium Chorus is The Boîte’s premier annual event. Singers rehearse in regional Victorian as well as Melbourne to come together for one night only at the world class Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.
Get in the mood beforehand at the Caribbean foyer party with Reggae DJ, Mohair Slim.
A Caribbean food truck will be out the front, to tempt your taste buds.
One night only.