Shirleyann Cyril Mayers, Saint Lucia’s music mogul, will be hosting a double celebration next Saturday at the National Cultural Centre.
This year, Shirleyann, dubbed “Saint Lucia’s Queen of Gospel Music”, marks a grand milestone of 30 years in the gospel music ministry. She also celebrated her 36th birthday in May.
A star-studded cast of fellow gospel music ministers will join her in a grand concert at the National Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 25 to mark this milestone.
Joining Shirleyann will be Saint Lucian icon and long-time supporter, Luther Francois; renowned Martiniquan composer Alfred Varasse, who recently performed here for the St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, is returning for the event.
Varasse is the composer of the two tracks on Shirleyann’s recent release, LÉVÉ. All-male Martiniquan chorale, Nativité, is also travelling in for the affair.
Local artistes include Emrand Henry, Nadine Roberts, The James Sisters, Deliverance, Lloyd Alexander, Trinity Girls, Coletta Tappin, the fabulous Labayee Primary School Choir (who will render her youthful hit “Voices”), a 100 strong mass choir complemented by Endedance and Youth A Flame Dance Ministries, and lots more.
Invited guests include the governor general, government ministers, and foreign ambassadors, ministers and members of the corporate community, gospel ministers, many of whom have been avid supporters of Shirleyann over the years.
The public is invited to join in the grand celebration to be held under the theme “Keep Me Praising”.
Tickets are available at ABC Book Centre, Sunshine Bookshops Rodney Bay and Gablewoods and from Shirleyann Cyril-Mayers.
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