Traffic Angels parked up the Fire Busters to take the 2019 Police Cooperative Credit Union (PCCU)–Standard Caribbean Shipping Inc. (SCS) Police Christmas Carolling Contest last Friday, at Central Police Station, in Kingstown.
Traffic Angels walked away with five of the seven prizes in the senior choirs’ category including Best Traditional Carol; Best Original Song, Best Speech and Best Turned Out/Best Dressed Choir.
Uniformly dressed in their colourful white pants, red shirts, white sneakers, red and white socks and red and white baseball caps, Traffic Angels thrill the audience, first with their traditional song, “Joy To The World” followed by their original song, “A Joyous Season”.
The keenly contested competition saw all of the choirs doing good renditions. But in the opinion of the three independent judges, Traffic Angels’ performances were superior.
Second place went to Central Carollers, who sang “When A Child Is Born” and “Christmas On The Beat” while the third position went to the 2018 champions, Fire Busters.
For placing first, the Traffic Angels received a cash prize of EC$500, courtesy the PCCU, the champion trophy compliments SCS and one case of drinks compliments Vita Malt. They also received four additional trophies for winning the other categories.
Meanwhile, debutants, the Rose Hall Police Youth Club carollers dethroned the 2018 champions, Sandy Bay Police Youth Club Carollers with an electric performance of one traditional Christmas carol to take the title in the 2019 junior’s category.
They receive a cash prize of EC$300, a trophy and one case of drinks. Chapmans Police Youth Club placed second, with Vermont Youth Club taking the third position.
Sixteen choirs participated in this year’s carolling contest; eight in the senior’s and eight in the junior’s category.
Commissioner of Police, Colin John and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the PCCU, Station Sergeant Brenton Smith delivered brief remarks. The 2019 carolling contest was held under the theme “A joyous evening of carolling and entertainment
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the Traffic Angels continued their winning ways, defeating seven other choirs at the Ministry of Transport and Works Social Club Christmas carolling contest.