NCU Music Major Showcase
Published: Monday, February 5, 2018 5:11:54 PM

Students from Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU’s) music department delivered masterpieces from classical music’s top composers at the University of the West Indies (U.W.I.) Mona Chapel which evoked standing ovations.

It was Sunday, February 4, 2018 and the evening was ripe for entertainment. While persons were busy fulfilling their chores, others their weekly Sunday relaxation, a select group of classical music lovers inhabited the chapel to be engaged by the Music Major Showcase.

The audience, family and friends of the performers, students and workers of  NCU and UWI were captivated by  the performances of Sashekia Brown, soprano, Danielle Brown, mezzo soprano, Calynton Blake, baritone, Earlon Cornwall, piano and clarinet, Odane Solomon, trumpet, Oren Thomas, piano, and Dr. Kaestner Robertson, collaborative pianist.

Musical pieces were selected from George F. Handel, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Gioachino Rossini, Frederic Chopin, George Gershwin and Negro Spiritual arrangements, just to name a few.

One musician from the audience mentioned, “I sat beside a mother who was so proud that she couldn't even contain herself . I was so prepared to restrain her when she saw her son and others she would've known performing. It moved me so much to see her tapping and clapping, dancing and keeping timing and verbalizing, ‘mi like this kind of music eno... Mi noh mine it a tall’”. Another analytic mind extolled “I thoroughly enjoyed it. The students performed above par.” She continued, “this type of music positively impacts on society’s socio-psychological tendencies.”

There’s no doubt that these performers if they desire will be heard in the renowned Carnegie Hall or enrolled in the Juilliard School.

Story written by Yadin Brown, Final Year Religion and Theology Student
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