The 2018 edition of Digicel SVG Gospel Fest will open this Sunday at the Victoria Park from 6 p.m.
The festival, which was started in 2003, and is now into its 16th year, has become a major event on the national calendar, and showcases Vincentian gospel expressions in music, song, dance and drama.
The evening’s programme will feature outstanding local gospel artistes such as Pastor Shirley Browne, Keevin Jackson, IPA Dancers, Caywama Edwards, Ronnie Richardson, Kara Dance Ministry and Clarity Gospel Band.
Addresses will come from the new chairman of the Gospel Fest Committee, Pastor Manson Shortte, Jamisha Wright, marketing executive of Digicel, with Chief Cultural Officer Anthony Theobalds officially declaring the festival open.
The guest artistes for the show will be some of the leading gospel artistes in the Caribbean, including De Warrior, of Barbados, J Prince and Sharlene Samuel, of Trinidad, and Minister Tevaun Browne, of Jamaica.
Following the opening this Sunday, the festival will continue with activities throughout the month. Programmes include: “A Glorious Celebration of Dance” a night of dance on April 13; “Zonal Gospel Showcases” across the country on April 15; the Sing A New Song Competition on April 20 and the National Gospel Showcase on April 29.
SVG Gospel Fest 2018 is being held under the theme: “A Glorious Celebration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ”.