Steve Higgins & Friends, who performed at a concert in Cayman in September, presented checks from money raised at the event to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens last week.
Sopranos Dahlia Wynter and April Marr joined tenor Mr. Higgins at their “Embracing Romance” concert, which was attended by a capacity crowd on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the ballroom of the Marriott Beach Resort.
This is the third consecutive year the Jamaica-based Steve Higgins & Friends have played in Cayman and donated proceedings to local charities or organizations. In May 2017, they presented checks to the Cayman National Choir & Orchestra and to Cancer Society after performing “An Evening of Musical Excellence” at the Arc, Camana Bay. In May 2016 they played at the Harquail Theatre.
Mr. Higgins and soprano Ms. Marr made the check presentations this year at both the offices of the Cancer Society and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens. They donated $3,094 to the Cancer Society and $4,000 to Lions Club of Tropical Gardens.
The two singers flew to Cayman on Thursday, en route to Cayman Brac, where they performed for the 60th Celebration of Cayman Island’s coat of arms.
The Cancer Society’s Victoria Gray thanked Mr. Higgins and Ms. Marr for the concert and the financial contribution. The Cancer Society will use the funds to purchase vaccines and other critical supplies, she said.
At the offices of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens, the singers were met by members of the club, led by executive members, President Jasmine Minott, Secretary Norma McField and Treasurer Elva Smith. Ms. Minott said that the proceeds of the concert will go toward the club’s health and wellness initiatives, such as testing and screenings.
About the show
Last month’s concert featured romantic songs from several genres delivered by Ms. Wynter, Ms. Marr and Mr. Steve Higgins. Songs were divided into three main categories and were delivered in the form of solos, duets, and trios. The show included Amaya Lewis, a creative dancer and choreographer who was a finalist in the Miss Jamaica World Beauty Pageant, which had been held the night before in Kingston, Jamaica.