One of Liberia’s leading arts education institutions, the Liberia National Academy of Music (LINAM) will host a Sacred Choral Concert slated for Good Friday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at the Empowerment Temple A. M. E. Church, Sophie Junction, Congo Town, Monrovia.
According to LINAM director Wilmot Bobbroh, III, the entire musical performance in concert will focus on the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ as He heads to the Hills of Golgotha and Calvary’s cross on Good Friday. Official Music will be provided by the Academy’s Choir, the Liberia Premier Choral Society (LIPCS), introducing some of its new repertoire to the Audience. The Liberia Premier Choral Society will perform music from the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic Periods.
The Concert will also promote local traditional Liberian music and Highlife compositions. The Concert will also feature the Psalmist and other professional soloists including soprano Georgia Mitchell Quaye and trumpeter Bobby Lee Billy; and will be conducted by Maestro Wilmot K. Bobbroh, III an acclaimed Liberian Musician trained in Classical Music.
“The Sacred Choral Concert is open to the entire family, and admission is absolutely free,” said Bobbroh. “Come and enjoy Good Choral music that reflects the Messiah’s life and the Easter Season as a whole.”
About the Liberia Premier Choral Society (LIPCS)
Early in 2016, the Academy revamped its ten-voice ensemble to a choral group called the Liberia Premier Choral Society (LIPCS) in order to efficiently spread its vision through group singing with the use of Choral Music. The interdenominational choir, comprising approximately 45-50 members, is trained in performing choral works of all kinds including music done by Liberian and other African composers.
The Liberia Premier Choral Society has held several concerts that have been both educative and entertaining. The Chorus had also been fortunate to have performed at many state functions and had composed many choral works of its own, including: “We All Are One”, “Put Our Homeland First” and “Pahgan Mini-yaboya”.