Minister of State, PMO, Rev. Joseph Atherley presenting Clifford Seymour ‘Griffo’ Bishop with his award.

Two Barbadians were last even honoured for their instrumental roles in community choir competitions and service of song past and present respectively, when the fourth annual Service of Song took place in Jubilee Gardens, the City.

Former Chief Community Development Officer, now Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), C. A. ‘Tony’ Layne and Clifford Seymour ‘Griffo’ Bishop were the recipients.

Scores of patrons, including Minister of State, PMO, Rev. Joseph Atherley and Permanent Secretary, PMO, Allan Jones, were treated to several renditions by the 12 choirs.

Those participating were: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Choir; Alleluia Voice Chorale; Barbrit Chorale; Registered Nurses Association; St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Ushers Choir; St. John’s Ambulance Choir; Black Rock Polyclinic Diabetic Choir; Charles Hinds’ United Chorale; St. Joseph Anglican Church Augmented Choir; Celestial Voices; St. Mark’s Community Choir; and St. Stephen’s Community Choir.

Coordinator, Community Projects Advisor, PMO, Mark Williams said the event was a success and thanked patrons for their continued support.

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