Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Special Greetings from the Vitiers, Cuba.

Some wonderful correspondence received from Silvia and José maría Vitier to The Lydians. Maestro Vitier, his wife and his son visited with the Lydians for Christmas 2010 for the Trinidad and Tobago premier of Vitier's work, "The MISA CUBANA". The Vitiers continue to remain close to the Lydians and the group's musical journey continues into 2012 and beyond.


Queridos Lydian Singers,

Hemos pensado mucho en ustedes, en la ausencia de Pat y sobretodo en los magníficos momentos que pasamos juntos el pasado año. Permanecen en nuestra memoria todos ustedes, la música en las voces trinitarias y el cariño inmenso que nos entregaron.

¿Qué concierto hicieron este año?, cuánto nos hubiera gustado asistir.

Ojalá el próximo año nos traiga el regalo de verlos nuevamente.

Un abrazo muy grande a todos, con el deseo de que encuentren siempre el camino del arte, con el espíritu de Pat en la memoria y en sus corazones.

Muchas Felicidades de sus amigos siempre,

Silvia y José maría

English Translation:

Dearest Lydian Singers,

We have thought a lot about you, about Pat's absence, and especially about those awesome moments that we spent last year. These remain embedded in our memory as well as you all and your beautiful Trini voices along with the tremendous love you showed to us. What concert did you present this year? Oh how we would have loved to attend! Hopefully next year you can offer us the gift of seeing you once more! We send many hugs and kisses to ALL, with the wish that you approach all your musical endeavours with Pat's spirit in your hearts and minds.
Your friends eternally

Silvia and Jose Maria

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cantando GLORIA! Gracias por La Musica!

Cantando GLORIA! Gracias por La Musica!

After four joyous nights of celebration, the Lydians Christmas concert series came to a close last evening (Sunday 11th December 2011) at the Queen's Hall Auditorium.

Through some tears but mostly smiles and happy laughter, the music was propelled to an emotional climax and drawn to a peaceful end through the hard work of singers, musicians, dancers, choreographers, costume designers, caterers, technical crew, support staff and friends.

In this season of joy and giving, the Lydians say a HEARTFELT thank you to all patrons who attended each of the concerts, especially the Gala Concert on Saturday 10th December 2011 in support of Pat's Art, Literature and Music Foundation (The P.A.L.M. Foundation).

The Lydians persevere through this Christmas stronger than ever, and made so by Pat's dedicated and loyal years of service to music and dedication to human excellence. As we close off 2011, we look back with pride and happiness at a well spent year in fellowship and friendship.

We thank you Miss Bishop for your vision, for your drive, for your legacy and for the wonderful years of music!

“We Live!”

Merry Christmas from the Lydians, and a Bright and Prosperous New Year!