The Halo Foundation donated a large collection of string instruments ( double basses, cellos, violas, violins and guitars ) to the newly reinstated Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra, of which Their Excellencies Sir Rodney and Lady Williams are patrons. A symbolic handover took place at the recent “Playing to Inspire 2“ concert at the St. John’s Pentecostal House of Restoration. The concert was conceived and executed by HE Karen-Mae Hill, High Commissioner to the UK, along with the Ministry of Education and the ABYSO Board. The Kanneh – Mason Family performed with the National Youth Choir, of which classical musician Ruth Whitehead from London was the guest conductor. The renowned Chi-Chi Nwanoku was featured on the double bass.
( Photo caption L – R: HE Sir Rodney Williams, Governor General; HE Lady Williams, President and Founder, Halo; Mrs Marion O’Reilly-Byron, Music Education Officer – Ministry of Education, and Mr Brent Scotland, Communications Officer, High Commission ).