|Pictured at a check presentation are members of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir and (Centre) Kevin Tomlinson, Artistic Director GBY|
The talented Grand Bahama Youth Choir will represent our country at the Bahamian Independence Celebrations to be hosted in Washington D.C. this week. Kevin Tomlinson, Artistic Director for the choir, approached the Grand Bahama Power Company seeking support to defray the cost of the trip. GBPC immediately agreed to assist the group of young vocalists.
The company has a longstanding relationship with the youth choir from when they performed at the opening ceremony of the GBPC hosted 2009 CARILEC Human Resources conference which had representatives from over 40 Caribbean countries. “We are honored to play a part in assisting this group of gifted young persons to represent the country abroad as cultural ambassadors,” said Philcher Grant-Farquharson, GBPC Corporate Communications. “As we celebrate our national pride and independence, it is refreshing to see positive young people putting their talents to good use and sharing our Bahamian culture with the world.”
Mr. Tomlinson noted, “It’s heartening to know that a company like the Grand Bahama Power Company can step in and lend financial support to the cause of young people on this island,” remarked Tomlinson. “Because of GBPC’s generosity, our Choir will have a chance to showcase their amazing talent, this is the true spirit of independence.”
The Grand Bahama Youth choir was formed in November 2009 out of a need to create an environment where students would be able to cultivate their creative artistic ability. Since then the group has been successful in its mission to share their message of peace, hope, and unique culture with the world.