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Mico, Nexus invite Jamaica to sing

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Maria Myrie, a guest performer tomorrow. -Contributed

Performing arts lovers will get an opportunity to view one of Jamaica's foremost groups tomorrow, with the inaugural staging of 'Sing De Chorus Clap Yu Han' Nexus At Chrismus' at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.

Nexus Performing Arts Company will be the headline act, with special appearance by vocalist Maria Myrie and other surprise guest artistes.

The event, scheduled to start at 5 p.m., is being staged by The Mico University College in association with Nexus Performing Arts Company and is to aid the Scholarship and Student Welfare Fund at the institution.

Sing De Chorus Clap Yu Han' Nexus At Chrismus will be held under the distinguished patronage of The Honourable Steadman Fuller, CD, JP, custos of Kingston.

According to Mico University College's director of alumni and development, Sharon Bogues-Wolfe, it was an easy decision for the teachers' college to get involved with the event.

"We recognise the challenges, especially financially, that students are facing and we see this as an opportunity to assist them. A year or so ago, we had the first homecoming in which part of the proceeds went towards the fund. From this year's event the full proceeds will be going towards the fund, and we are happy to be able to do this.

"Also, this is a way of giving Jamaica a premier family event for the Christmas season, one that parents can carry their children to enjoy. It will be a wonderful event and we hope that in the spirit of giving, it can also be used to spread some cheer," Bogues-Wolfe said.

Bringing back christmas

Nexus' founder and artistic director, Hugh Douse, said the event is intended to bring back that Christmas experience that has been lacking from the Jamaican landscape for a number of years.

Douse said the group will be performing a mixture across a number of genres that he expects to leave the audience in awe.

Tickets are being sold at Music Mart on South Avenue, Kingston Bookshop stores (70B King Street, Boulevard Supercentre Oasis Plaza, Spanish Town) and at The Mico University College Office of Alumni and Development, 1A Marescaux Road. The prices are $1,500 for adults and $800 for students with ID and children under 12 years.