The Lydians Offer Condolences...

The passing of a Lydian

This week, Lydians around the world mourn the loss of Jenny Archer, Contralto who performed with the choir as a chorister and soloist since 1987. She will be so dearly missed.

Jenny was to the Contraltos of the Lydians what Glenis and Joanne are to the Sopranos. A redoubtable and much beloved "Miss" to successive generations of children at the Morvant Anglican School, Jenny brought the same dedication to her children that she brought to Lydian Music.

In the opera 'Koanga' by Delius, Jenny played the role of Clotilda, wife of Don Jose Martinez and also shone in other opera roles, at Music Festival and as a Principal Contralto soloist with the Lydians. As per choir Christmas tradition, she soothed countless Lydian audiences with her rendition of 'Red and Green Christmas' a piece written exclusively for the Lydian Singers by Cattouse of Belize. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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In Memoriam Video, Jenny Archer - A Lydian

The passing of a President

The Lydians also offer our deepest condolences on the passing of former President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Professor George Maxwell Richards. We extend heartfelt sympathies to his wife, Dr. Jean Ramjohn-Richards and we honor his legacy and mourn his loss alongside his family and the people of Trinidad and Tobago. We hope to bring solace in this time of grief as we lift our voices to offer our song at the official state funeral, which will take place on Wednesday, January 17, at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) at 10 am. May God give him eternal rest.

His Excellency, Professor George Maxwell Richards was a great supporter of the Lydians and would request that we perform on State occasions and for visiting dignitaries. Above: a performance at a State Dinner in honour of President Raul Castro's visit to Trinidad in 2011. 


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