Grange: Noel Dexter’s passing leaves a void

Noel Dexter, OD Noel Dexter, OD Jamaica Gleaner

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 19 August 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has expressed deep sadness at the passing of Jamaican musicologist and composer, Noel Dexter.

Minister Grange said:

“I was saddened to learn of the passing of another of Jamaica's icons in music - Noel Dexter. Mr Dexter's choral compositions were quintessentially Jamaican and Caribbean in flavour.

His impact as choir director of the University Singers is legendary. He leaves a great legacy in what he did to promote our culture and the many lives that he’s touched.

Noel Dexter’s passing has created a void in our musical landscape.

I offer sincerest condolences to his family and friends.”



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