The musical talents of a 16-member youth orchestra from the United Kingdom wowed the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Sandra Williams at Government House yesterday.
The group was invited by Antigua and Barbuda’s representative to the United Kingdom and Chair of the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra (ABYSO), High Commissioner Karen Mae Hill.
The young musicians come from various prestigious music schools in the United Kingdom, including the Purcell School for Young Musicians, Commonwealth Resounds, Royal-Overseas League, Wells Cathedral School and Professor John Sloboda.
Minister of Culture and the Arts Darryl Matthew, who also attended the event, congratulated High Commissioner Hill for her efforts.
“We have a High Commissioner in London who has a great appreciation for the arts and the impact that the arts and music have on the positive skills of young people. So, our High Commissioner has made it her life’s goal to identify partners who are prepared to work with us and to have those partners journey to Antigua and Barbuda to share, to teach, and to learn,” he said.
The visiting delegation also met with members of ABYSO to exchange notes on bettering their music skills.