Award-winning actress Cecilia Salazar joins the Chorale to weave Yuletide themes of celebration, hope, and peace through a mix of classical, spiritual,
gospel, popular Christmas favourites, parang, and familiar texts compiled by renowned journalist Jeremy Taylor.
The production also showcases the talents of some of the nation’s best-loved soloists: Jacqueline Johnson, Hermina Charles, Natalia Dopwell, and Marlon De
Bique, complemented by familiar faces like Deborah Karam-Nahous, Errol James, Murchison Brown, Patrice Quammie, Ayrice Wilson, and Rhian Guerrero,
alongside the Youth Chorale’s Tamika-Diandra Joseph, Aneka Audain, and Leigh-Andra Leach.
Partnering with the Marionettes on this tremendous production are sponsors of 39 years, bpTT; and a decorated production team including Noble Douglas, Dave
Williams, Charlene Harris, Margaret Sheppard, Randy Halfhide, Celia Wells, Franklin Agarrat, Meiling, Leslie Clement, Enrique Ali, Desmond Waithe and
With so much work to do in our troubled country and region, the Marionettes this year also looks to extend its fundraising work for top charities. Over the last five years, the Marionettes has raised over TT$1 million for cancer treatment, hospice care, programmes for at-risk youth, hurricane relief and more.
This year, all proceeds from the entire concert series will benefit not one but six important charities and their important work: the LoveUntil Foundation; the La Madeleine Orphanage in Haiti; the Cathedral for the Immaculate Conception; All Saints Church renovation fund; the Greyfriars/St. Ann's Church of Scotland; and the Marionettes’ own Property Fund. Additionally, in collaboration with sponsors bpTT, the Marionettes presents their special free matinée for senior citizens and children from institutions across the island which care for some of our society's most vulnerable.
“A Prayer for Peace II” runs 2nd, 3rd, and 4th December, with performances at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 5:30pm on Sunday. Tickets are in short
supply, and are regularly priced at $200 (reserved) and $150 (open plan) for the rest of the run, with discounts for students. Tickets are on sale from the
Marionettes (firstname.lastname@example.org or 790-1751); online at http://marionettes-christmas.eventbrite.com; and at the Queen’s Hall Box Office (tel: 624-1284, open Monday–Friday, 12pm–6pm).
The Chorale’s two holiday CDs – “A Christmas Album” (featuring the bpTT Renegades) and “Sing Noel” – will also be on sale during the concert, and the full
albums and individual tracks are available online at iTunes, CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, and TrinidadTunes.com.
See the Marionettes’ homepage (www.marionetteschorale.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/marionetteschorale).
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