Renowned Jamaican Musicologist, Composer and Choir Director; Noel Dexter has died.
He was 80 years old.
Mr. Dexter died at his home on Sunday morning after a brief period of illness.
He was famously known for his work directing the University Singers at the University of the West Indies, Mona from 1977 to 2012.
Mr. Dexter was born on December 23, 1938, in Port Antonio, Portland.
He served as the director of music at UWI from 1977 to 2002.
Mr. Dexter has composed famous Jamaican Hymns such as Sing Di Chorus Clap Yuh Han’, Oh Praise Ye The Lord, and The Right Hand of God.
Dr. Phillips says Noel Dexter’s contribution to the development of Jamaican music as a pianist, composer, producer, teacher, and choirmaster is second to none.
He says Jamaica has lost a treasured son in Noel Dexter.
The Opposition Leader described Mr. Dexter as a man who diligently honed his craft and gave his best to his mission and his country.
He’s expressing condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.