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Music video: Shining & Rising Stars Steel Pan Orchestra

Christmas Concert– Bronx–5 pm, Saturday! Westchester United Methodist Church, 2547 East Tremont Avenue, $20 for adults, $15 for young adults 13-20, and $5 for children.

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Shining Stars Steel Pan Orchestra, Westchester United Methodist Church, Tremont, Bronx. Photo: Darilyn Carnes/A Journey through NYC religions




The band, Shining Stars Steel Orchestra, is one of the youth ministries of the Westchester United Methodist Church in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. Comprised of players ranging from 14 to 20 years old, they perform steel pan arrangements of traditional hymns such as I surrender All and Blessed Assurance. This orchestra holds regular concerts every second and fourth Sunday as well as holidays and events at the church.

But the band is certainly not confined to the Bronx. One summer, they performed at Martha’s Vineyard in the Union Chapel. They have also appeared at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, a fitting location considering the rich history of steel pan instruments.

On Saturday, the younger band, Rising Stars, will also add their joy!

  • Hi Lorna,

    What a treat to have 4 concerts of the Shining Star Steelpan Orchestra!

    We will pass around to the Orchestra your praise!

    Look forward,
    A Journey through NYC religions

  • This is my fourth year inviting the shining star STEELPAN Orchestra to play at our concert at the North United Methodist Church in Harford Connectict.These young men and women they did a marvelous job I am so proud of each and everyone of them. To God be the glory let us continue to lift them up in prayers and speak kindness and love to them the Bible said the children shall lead us. Again thank you Shining Stars and Mr Roy God bless

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