Join us for an
exhilarating evening of Classical, Operatic, & Steel Pan
in beautiful Pembroke Pines, Fl
Ladies & Gentlemen,
Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church is pleased to present "A Pines Christmas Extravaganza," featuring Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Dr. Christine Jobson, Violist, Mr. Jovani Williams, and The Resurrection Steel Orchestra of Trinidad & Tobago.
Dr. Christine Jobson, Soprano, from Miami, Florida, has performed in Spain, Portugal, Austria, Russia, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and throughout the United States. Operatic roles include the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Musetta in La Bohème, Celie in Signor Deluso, and Annie and Bess in Porgy and Bess.
In the summer 2018, she was named a winner in the Salzburg Mirabell Competition in Salzburg, Austria, and in May 2019, won first place in the pre-professional category of the prestigious George Shirley Vocal Competition. Dr. Jobson holds a doctoral degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Dr. Jobson’s recordings include “By Faith,” and “Nearly Lost: Art Songs by Florence Price.”
Jamaica's Viola Player extraordinaire, Mr. Jovani Williams, from Kingston, Jamaica, will bless us with sweet melodies and Holiday cheer, as he reinvents the regular expectations of Classical music, and grabs your ear with Jamaican Folk tunes.
The violist had not always had a love for music. Later than most, Williams only began playing his first instrument, the violin, at age 13. Six months later, he garnered three trophies at Jamaica’s premier performance arts festival and four trophies the following year.
In addition to his many achievements in Jamaica, he has collected numerous accolades during his time at Lynn University. Jovani won a scholarship that allowed him to attend the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute at the Kennedy Center, and has been a featured performer at Class of Life, a classical concert at the Vera Moody Concert Hall in the- Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica.
Mr. Williams has toured the Baltic States of Northern Europe, flying Jamaica's flag as a member of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas. Williams, was only the second Jamaican to have made the YOA Orchestra of the Americas. Williams was selected from a field of more than 1,300 people - the highest ever - who auditioned to fill just 80 positions on the YOA Orchestra of the Americas.
The tour took Williams to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany. His father, Jon Williams, is a noted composer and musician.
Resurrection Steel Orchestra was founded in 1989 by Maestro Sherwin De Verteuil. Past accolades include serving as Director of The Caribbean Steel Symphony, The New Creation Steel band, Prince of Peace Moravian Church Steel band, and The Smart School Steel band. He has played with The Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra.
Mr. DeVerteuil’s mission through The Resurrection Steel Orchestra, is to give glory to God, show love of Christ through the talents lent to him, and to deliver excellent, skilled, and disciplined musicians, who can showcase this most unique instrument of the 20th century.
RSO has been on a Live music series on the Trinity Broadcast Network. They have been participants in the last 7 Miami Steel band Panorama Competitions & placed 2nd in the 1994 Miami Steel band Competition.
They have taken part in the Calvary Chapel Ft Lauderdale Christmas Concert series & in the Franklin Graham: Samaritans Purse Outreach Operation Christmas.
RSO has been invited to the Lincoln Music Series : Live on Lincoln Miami Beach. Other engagements included Summer Festivals, Christmas Parang, & the Pan Jamboree.
Concerts and Recitals
Concerts and recitals are a major feature of the music program
at Holy Sacrament.
Renowned national and international musicians
perform different genres of music at our concerts and recitals
held on a quarterly basis (every three months).
If you or your group would like to be considered for participation
in one of our concerts here at Holy Sacrament,
or need more information regarding the concert series,
please contact our Director of Music, Michael Harris.