La Petite Musicale of Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary at its Legacy Alive gala


La Petite Musicale of Toronto

La Petite Musicale of Toronto will celebrate its 50th anniversary  at its Legacy Alive gala which will be held at the Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall on Milner Avenue in Scarborough on Sunday April  28.

The event will showcase  Caribbean folk music to honour the legacy of  the founder of La Petite Musicale of Trinidad and Tobago,  the late Olive Walke.

La Petite Musicale of Toronto started as a “folk music” group but under the direction of Lindy Burgess, has expanded its repertoire which now includes parang, calypso, soca, reggae, chutney, gospel and classics.

And according to the organizers of the gala, the  event  will feature “the company’s diversely talented group of performers.”

The organizers have also announced  that Trinidad-based  Desmond Waithe whose arrangements have been ” an integral part of La Petite Musicale of Toronto’s repertoire for decades, ” will be present at the event.

 

La Petite Musicale of Toronto has performed in several cities in Ontario and the United States and has produced four recordings: Caribfolk (1977), Through the Seasons (1987), Christmas All Year (1995), and Levanta (2013).