Cayman’s classical, flamenco talent

Cayman showcased some of its finest performers Monday night at the First Baptist Church when four professionally trained musicians took to the stage.

Nathan Barnett Herrera, flamenco guitar, Christoph Barnett, classical guitar, Nicole Barnett, piano and Rebekah Jefferson, voice, performed a varied selection of classical and flamenco pieces, receiving a standing ovation from the audience who almost filled the venue to capacity.

The programme consisted of 17 pieces from Mozart, Durante, Gershwin and Ravel. Four were written by performer Nathan Barnett Herrera and all were light and entertaining, appealing to both young and old alike. Some were solo numbers, others duets or group pieces. All displayed the musician’s obvious technical brilliance and sheer love of music.

For some of the group flamenco pieces, three of the four musicians left their more familiar instruments to clap or play the Cajon, a percussion box instrument, which also doubled up as a stool.

Some pieces were mood evoking, others up-lifting. Many were performed without a piece of sheet-music in sight, yet not a note seemed out of place, leaving many in no doubt of the musician’s exceptional talent.

An up-lifting flamenco ensemble, featuring all four musicians, brought the two-hour concert to a close, which, no doubt, was surely thoroughly enjoyed by all.