Friday, July 11, 2014

The Bahamas National Youth Choir to Perform Free at National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Monday, July 14, 2014, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Space is Limited

The Bahamas National Youth Choir

Cleophas Adderley, Founder/Director

WHEN:          Monday, July 14, 2014, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:        West Building, West Garden Court, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
WHAT:           Free Concert!  Very limited seating; first come, first seated!  July 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


The Bahamas National Youth Choir was founded in 1983 as a part of the celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the Bahamian independence.  It is a charitable national cultural entity subsidized by The Bahamas Government and the private sector.

The 39-member choir has sung in twenty-four foreign languages, produced nine commercial recordings, traveled to twenty-two countries on four continents, and researched and documented much of the folk music of The Bahamas.  The group has performed at the Kennedy Centre, Carnegie Hall, The Moscow Conservatory in Russia, The Barbican and the Oxford University Playhouse in England, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Beijing Symphony Hall in China, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, The Royal Swazi Theatre and Convention Centre in Swaziland, and other internationally acclaimed venues.

The Choir has performed for H. R. H. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Dr. Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Their Royal Highness the Earl and Countess of Wessex, internationally acclaimed actor Sir Sidney Poitier, and many other distinguished persons including Heads of State and acclaimed celebrities.  The choir has appeared on television in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Cuba, Switzerland, Russia, Canada and Mexico, as well as Bahamian television stations.

The Founder / Director of the Choir is Cleophas Adderley, Attorney-at-law and The Executive Director, National Musical Heritage and Research at The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

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