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Scotia hosts free Christmas concert at Emancipation Park tomorrow

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Scotia Singers performing at a Christmas concert inside Emancipation Park.

Verlando Small, Kingston College Choir and Jessie Ripoll Primary will join the Scotia Singers at the upcoming Scotiabank free Christmas concert slated for tomorrow in Emancipation Park. This is the 21st year of this celebration looked forward to by many and considered the official start of Christmas.

'Scotia Christmas' begins at 6 p.m. and will features the ScotiaSingers performing some of Jamaica's traditional Christmas songs, including Ding Dong Merrily, Noelle Nouvelle, Nuff Nuff Room, O Holy Night, Away in a Manger, Joy to The World, and Go Tell it on

the Mountain.

"It's our way of giving back to for Christmas" said Althea Howard, ScotiaSingers coordinator.

"Come out and enjoy an outstanding show with excellent music and performance," she continued.

The Scotia Singers first came together in 1989 to perform as a chorale to mark the bank's 100th anniversary and hosted its first Christmas carol service in 1996. Since then, the group has performed at events such as the Governor General's Awards, the United Way Awards and the Mayor of Kingston's annual tree-lighting ceremony. The choir comprises Scotiabank staff and pensioners.