Hearts Afire! A Tribute to Maurice White (1941-2016) Earth, Wind & Fire!

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Last Sunday evening, Trinidad and Tobago Youth Philharmonic (TTYP) with Euangelion Singers & Live Band presented to their near sold out audience Hearts Afire! A Tribute to Maurice White (1941-2016) Earth, Wind & Fire! Maurice White was the founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ninety million album selling, funk, jazz and gospel group called Earth, Wind & Fire.

TTYP, a local full-size, non-profit orchestra with approximately eighty members, graced the Queen’s Hall stage. The orchestra consists of twenty-two violinists, fourteen violas, thirteen cellists, two double bassists, eight flutists, four oboists, seven clarinetists, three bassoonists, seven trumpeters, three hornists, five trombonists and one percussionist. In company with the sounds of the Euangelion Singers, TTYP performed In The Stone, Fall In Love With Me, Electric Nation and I’ll Write A Song.

Euangelion Singers TTYP and Euangelion Singers & Live Band on the Queen’s Hall stage
Photography by: Dion Carrington of TnT Today

David Baptiste, local guitarist who has performed in and out of Trinidad and Tobago, joined the Euangelion Singers on stage to lead in singing You And I, Wait and Can’t Let Go. The band then went on to perform the hit song Getaway, this was followed by a rousing applause from the audience. Spread Your Love was performed next and TTYP’s percussionist, Luke Walker, delivered a solo performance

Euangelion Singers
Photography by: Dion Carrington of TnT Today.

The Euangelion Singers left stage to be replaced by Kayla Persad (flutist) and Jabari John (oboist) filled their place. These two TTYP members slowed the pace of the night’s event alongside their band performing the sensual and soothing sounds of Earth Wind and Fire’s 1975 song, Reasons

The Euangelion Singers, both ladies and gents joined the stage once again to sing the jazzy song, Side By Side. Next in the spotlight, were the trumpeters who played I Wanna Be With You and Boogie Wonderland with vocals from the Euangelion Singers. To close the first half of this nostalgic show, Trinidad and Tobago Youth Philharmonic played Star with the Euangelion Singers & Live Band singing and playing lustily with them. 

Euangelion Singers
Photography by: Dion Carrington of TnT Today

After the intermission, TTYP joined the stage once again and the Euangelion Singers were invited back onto stage. They opened the second half of the show with no song other than, September, one of Earth, Wind & Fire’s biggest hits ever. They then followed this by performing a powerful, uninterrupted string of popular classics by Earth, Wind & Fire, namely Saturday Nite, Let’s Groove Tonight, Fantasy, You, Anyone Else But You, And Love Goes On, Could It Be Right, After The Love and I’ve Had Enough

Euangelion Singers
Photography by: Dion Carrington of TnT Today

The Musical Director of Trinidad and Tobago Youth Philharmonic and Euangelion Singers & Live Band, Kenneth Listhrop, took the time to give a heartfelt thank you to God, the crowd, the band and all others who helped the show to be the success it was. A short announcement was made by the Master of Ceremonies who invited Maia Miguel, member of TTYP, on stage who took the time to publicly thank Mr. Listhrop for all of his help in preparing for shows in the past and Hearts Afire!

Euangelion Singers
Kenneth Listhrop thanking TTYP, Euangelion Singers & Live Band, the audience and others. 
Photography by: Dion Carrington of TnT Today

To close, Trinidad and Tobago Youth Philharmonic and Euangelion Singers & Live Band performed a couple last songs. They delivered Keep Your Head To The Sky, That’s The Way Of The World and Touch The World. 

Euangelion Singers
Photography by: Dion Carrington of TnT Today

Below, there’s list of all the songs the were performed on the night of this event with YouTube links inserted in the titles. Simply, click to listen!

I. In The Stone
II. Fall In Love With Me
III. Electric Nation
IV. I’ll Write A Song For You
V. You And I
VI. Wait
VII. Can’t Let Go
VIII. Getaway
IX. Spread Your Love
X. Reasons
XI. Side By Side
XII. I Wanna Be With You
XIII. Boogie Wonderland
XIV. Star

XV. September 
XVI. Saturday Nite
XVII. Let’s Groove
XVIII.Fantasy
XIX. You
XX. Anyone Else But You
XXI.And Love Goes On
XXII. Could It Be Right
XXIII. After The Love Is Gone
XXIV. I’ve Had Enough

XXV. Keep Your Head To The Sky
XXVI. That’s The Way Of The World 
XXVII. Touch The World

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