St. Cecilia'€™s House celebrates their Feast Day, 22nd November 2008

Last Updated: Sunday, 30 September 2012 Published: Wednesday, 26 November 2008 Written by Daria Mitchell Sorhaindo. Photo Andre McAulay

St. Cecilia’s House celebrated their Feast with a bang this year to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Convent High School.


On Friday 14th November, the house hosted a concert Musial Moments. This was in a response to bring music to their community as well as raise funds for the Music Department. This concert was organized by the past students of the house as well as the house mothers. It featured artistes from music studios around Roseau- The Christian Musical Class, the Henkel Muriel Music Studio, Leng Sorhaindo’s Studio, Valena Letang’s Studio and Tyson Johnson’s Cuatro ensemble under the patronage of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Also performing were other individuals like vocalists Ophelia Olivace Marie, past Caecilian; Tasha Peltier, a past student; Andesse Thomas, finalist in the recent Reunion Song Contest, and present student of CHS; and Akim Ismael. The Sisserou Singers graced the evenings’ Musical Moments with their ethereal voices and the Genesis Steel band entertained during intermission. All in all it was a delightful evening.

The House’s Celebrations climaxed with a special assembly in honour of their patron Saint on Friday 21st. November at 7.50 a.m. This was indeed a joyous occasion as old girls and present students celebrated in grandeur.

The assembly began with a beautiful rendition of the ‘Ave Maria’ by Rolanda Ferdinand, a house member.

Highlights of this celebration were music by a composite of the Henkel Muriel Music Studio flautists- Yende Grell, Aminah Hausermann and Minkah Frampton, and our Lady of Song- Ophelia Olivace Marie singing ‘The Magnificat’. The house also honoured past Caecilians for their continued service to their country – Mrs. Alix Boyd –Knights (Speaker of our House of Assembly), Mrs. Jennifer La Fond (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education), Mrs. Windith Henderson-Riviere (Senior Education Officer in the Ministry of Education), Mrs. Dorothy Leevy, (Former Convent High School Principal), Mrs. Jennifer White, Mrs. Celia Nicholas, Mrs. Urma Stephen- Julien, Ms. Pearle Christian, Dr. Velda Wade, Ms. Roseanne Charles, and Ms. Stella and Hilda Giddings.

Ms. Jessica Bruney, Ms. Yola Toussaint, Ms. Dana Delsol, Ms. Tsehai Grell, Ms. Okara Bannis, Ms. Yakima Cuffy, and Ms. Annika Bellot to name a few, were also recognised for their continued House Spirit, as was Ms. Christelle Sorhaindo for her academic excellence in the CSEC 2008 examinations.

Ms. Triona Henderson, a past Cecilian was especially honoured for the composition of the House Song, which she composed with the help of her father Dr. Thomas Henderson R.I.P. Her mother, Mrs. Claudia Henderson received the award on her behalf. This year celebrated the 10th anniversary of this song. Ms. Ahnice Breedy and Ms. Amala Sorhaindo, both present students, were also acknowledged for their artistic talents in helping to create the House Logo.

At the end of the assembly, the past students of the House represented by Mrs. Celia Nicholas presented a delicious cake and a cash gift to the House Parents. The spirit of St. Cecilia continues to live on in all her past and present members.

St. Cecilia, continue to pray for us.

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