Sanctuary Returns With Love

Sanctuary Returns With LoveAntigua St. john's - In his hit song Love Is, Jah Cure croons that “love is much more to life than just words”, and Sanctuary has returned to the stage to prove just that. 

Entitled “Love Is…” the concert represents a departure from Sanctuary’s regular style of production and promises to show a more contemporary side to the choir’s wide repertoire. Since their debut performance in 2009, Sanctuary has presented five productions displaying their impressive vocal ability as a group covering many traditional and contemporary gospel pieces whilst displaying their diversity in performing many calypso, soca and reggae selections.

However, after having toyed with the idea of arranging and performing more urban, soul and pop hits, the choir has finally brought the idea to fruition.  A cursory glance through the set list for “Love Is...” sees the choir doing top 40 hits by Rihanna (“We All Want Love”), Bruno Mars (“Just The Way You Are”), Ceelo (“Forget You”), Coldplay (“Fix You”) and this year’s Grammy award winning Gotye (“Somebody That I Used to Know”), whilst covering soul classics by Bill Withers (Ain’t No Sunshine”) and Shirley Bassey (“I Who Have Nothing”).

The choir ensures not to completely stray from their Caribbean roots by covering Bob Marley (“Wait In Vain” and “Turn Your Lights Down Low”) and Antigua’s very own Da Bhann (“My Love”).

“This production has been a dream come true for many of us who have been on the choir since the start”, stated Sanctuary’s President Emile Hill. “Choirs in general tend to get boxed into one style of performing and become limited to one genre of music, but we all come from different backgrounds and love all types of music so it is a pleasure to present this new side of our repertoire to our supporters.”

When asked what the audience should expect, Hill stated that “the songs represent all the stages we experience when falling in and out of love” and that “the audience will be taken on that turbulent yet enjoyable ride” as the choir performs the song selected for the evening’s presentations.

He credits new choir director and arranger Jeremy Jarvis for leading the choir through the months of practices and fresh arrangements and for challenging the choir members themselves to arrange pieces as a group in addition to the ones done by him.

Sanctuary presents “Love Is…” on Saturday 27th April at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday 28th April at 7:00 p.m. at the Dean William Lake Cultural Centre. Tickets are available at all LIME stores, Gloria’s Beauty Salon and from any Sanctuary member.

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what's in a name?

#3 Truth Be Told » 2013-04-30 16:01

SANCTUARY eh? You need to change your name since it is no longer compatible with the type of music you are presenting these days. It comes off as very hypocritical. :-|

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#2 Bapu » 2013-04-29 08:00

I loved to hear sanctuary before but I think they have lost their focus as to what type of music they are interested in.
I believe they can use the gospel music and make it more effective and it would minister to people more. I believe they should stick to what they know. However it depends on the audience they are trying to capture. But get back to your roots, and you definitely will attract a lot more people :sigh: :-? :oops:


RE: Sanctuary Returns With Love

#1 LoveAngel » 2013-04-26 07:59

Sounds greeeat!! How much are the tickets being sold for!


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