The choir performs regularly and extensively throughout Trinidad. There may be two or three major concerts each year. The majority of the performances outside the concert series are done for others, so that they may be able to help themselves in some way. The group is also known for singing at weddings, funerals and anniversaries of well-wishers, relatives of choir members and VIPs. It also performs at State and corporate events.

Musical Achievements of the Lydian Singers over the years.

Major works
Year

1988 & 1998

1989


1992

1995

1996

1999

2000

2001

2004



2005


2008

2009


2010


2012


2014


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Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi

Stabat Mater - Gioacchino Rossini
Missa Luba - arranged by Guido Haazen

Missa Solemnis - Ludwig Van Beethoven

Koanga - Frederick Delius

L'Elisir D'Amore - Gaetano Donizetti

Turandot - Puccini

Ein Deutsches Requiem - Johannes Brahms

Jesu Meine Freude - Bach, The Seven Last Words of Christ - Dubois

Vespers - Claudio Monteverdi
Missa 'Rosa' Mystica - Vito Carnevali


Orpheus and Euridice - C.W. Gluck
St. Nicholas, King Wenceslas - Shephard and Schweizer

Scenes from the Song of Hiawatha - (music) Samuel Colridge Taylor, (poem) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Messiah - George F. Handel

Misa Cubana - Maestro Jose Maria Vitier, Cuba.

Vivaldi's GLORIA


Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi - 35th Anniversary Performance


Throughout the years, whenever it has participated in the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival the choir as well as its soloists, duets and ensembles have excelled.


Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival Achievements
Year

1980

1982



1987

1997


1999


2002


2004

2006

2008

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Mary Elizabeth Evans Cup - Religious under 20 singers

Mary Elizabeth Evans Cup
JCC Cup - Most Oustanding Adult Choir
Lions' Trophy - Most Outstanding Choir in the Festival

Ashdown Cup - Religious over 20 singers, JCC Cup, Lions' Trophy

Ashdown Cup, Lions' Trophy
Merchants' Cup - Most Oustanding Adult Choir

Ashdown Cup, Merchants' Cup,
Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Cup - Best Adult Choir over 20 voices

Ashdown Cup, Merchants' Cup,
Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Cup - Best Adult Choir over 20 voices

Ashdown Cup, Merchant's Cup

Ashdown Cup, Merchant's Cup, The Joslynne Sealey Trophy II: Calypso Chorale (With Choreograhy), The Sir Edward Beetham Shield

Ashdown Cup, Merchant's Cup, The Joslynne Sealey Trophy II: Calypso Chorale (With Choreograhy), Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Cup (Male voice choir), San Fernando Chorale (Contemporary Religious Music)

In 1999 and 2002 the trophies were won by the Lydian Male voices.



National Award

1991 - Hummingbird Medal - Gold for loyal and devoted service in the sphere of singing



Other Awards
Year

1998


2000

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Express Newspapers 1997 Individual of the Year Award for Community Service (Shared with 'The Love Movement')


Cacique Awards for Best Costume Design and Most Oustanding Musical Director for the 1999 production of Turandot




Tours
Year

1996


1997


2002


2003


2005

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Panama - Invited to perform at the 26th Ordinary General Assembly of the Organization of the American States


Barbados - Performed at the CARICOM Heads of Governement Meeting with President Bill Clinton


Grenana - Staged concerts at the Catholic Cathedral and the Methodist Church in St. Georges


New York - performance at the Brooklyn Centre for Performing Arts


Tobago - Joint Concert with Signal Hill Alumni Choir and the Music Amateurs, celebrating Signal Hill's 10th Anniversary



Some Special Occasions
Year

1987

1993

1995


1996

1997



2001

2004


2005

2006

2007







2009

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Visit of The Most Reverand Desmond Tutu Archbishop of Capetown

Enthronement of the Right Reverend Rawle Ernest Douglas, Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago

Command performance for President Fidel Castro of Cuba at the Meeting of the Association of Caribbean States


Visit of Mr. Jean Chretien, Prime Minister of Canada

- Inauguration of The Honourable A.N.R Robison, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
- Hosted The Duke Ellington Show Choir
- The visit of HRH the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles of England

Hosted the Choir of Magdalen College of Oxford University

- Performed for the first visit of Nelson Mandela and the second visit of the Most Reverend Desmond Tutu Archbishop of Capetown
- Hosted The Carnegie Mellon University Concert Choir on their Trinidad Tour

Performed for the Inauguration of the Caribbean Court of Justice

Performed at the Carifesta 2006 celebrations at the Hasley Crawford Stadium

- Over the Carnival 2007 period the Lydians were invited to record in studio with Maximus Dan - "The Pledge"
- A performance in aid of the restoration of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port of Spain. June 17th 2007
- The Lydians sing at the opening of the Prime Minister's new residence and Diplomatic Center. St. Ann's, Port of Spain. August 29th 2007.
- Dr. Pat Bishop's Art Exhibition. "I belong to the House of Music" September 14th 2007 At Sound Box Studios, # 9 Alcazar Street, Port of Spain.
- Inauguration ceremony of the University of Trinidad and Tobago's newest facility, the Centre for Maritime Studies located at the Western Main Road, Chaguaramas. September 19th 2007.
-Inauguration ceremony of re-elected Prime Minister Patrick Manning of Trinidad & Tobago in Woodford Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad, November 7, 2007.

The 5th Summit of the Americas - Banquet Dinner, Hyatt, Port of Spain
The Commonwealth Heads of Government - Banquet Dinner for Her Magesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, President's House, Port of Spain