Patrick Bertrand

Listening to his father, Felix, singing in the bath influenced Patrick's love of singing. Several other people have also influenced his musical development - the late Gerard David of the Arima Boys R.C. School choir, Fr. Patrick Brennan, former music tutor of Fatima Secondary School choir, Myrtle Sammy and Trevor Dawn of the UWI folk and parang choirs respectively, and Pat Bishop Director of the Lydian Singers. His musical achievements include: success at Grade IV Trinity School of Music Theory and Practice, playing the challenging role of 'Dr. Jose Martinez, a planter' in the Lydian production of 'Koanga' by Delius and successful participation in music festivals as a Lydian from 1986. His most recent success was at this year's music festival (2004) as a member of the Lydian male quartet, which won the north zone finals and the Lydian Male Choir, adjudged Best Adult Choir nationally.