The Suburban Vicariate’s fourth annual Christmas Concert, this year titled ‘A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’ was presented to an almost full capacity auditorium at the Cipriani College Auditorium, Valsayn on Sunday, November 18. Through readings from scripture, reflections, music and dance, the audience was taken on a journey beginning with the fall of humanity with Adam and Eve, the promise of the Messiah, and culminating in the birth of Jesus—The Ultimate Gift.
The production was well organised and moved smoothly through the programme, aided by efficient stage management. The easy rapport of the two Masters of Ceremonies, Nicole Boodhan-Thomas and Dese Simon, provided appropriate commentary and warmed the audience into an appreciation of the lessons and pride in the performances from the parishes comprising the Vicariate.
All of the lessons were read by principals of RC primary schools of the Suburban Vicariate and reflections thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared and presented by lay ministers of all ten vicariate parishes.