INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS CLOSES AFTER 40 YEARS OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING

TORONTO, CANADA, October 19 – After 40 years as a charitable service organization for Canada’s musicians, the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists is ceasing operation November 30. Eleanor Friedland, president of the IRCPA Board, made the announcement today.

“The Board would like to thank Ann Summers Dossena for having developed innovative programs to serve the needs of Canadian artists.  Not just singers but many of Canada’s musicians and personnel working behind the scenes in the performing arts owe Ann a huge debt of gratitude,” said Ms. Friedland.
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The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists has announced a financial award to be given to sopranos Jaclyn Grossman and Jocelyn Fralick.
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Singers in the IRCPA’s Ten Singing Stars

New Generation share their delight after their October 15 performance, broadcast and streamed live from Zoomer Hall. At the conclusion, celebrated baritone Brett Polegato – who had earlier given them valuable pointers in a daylong Encounter – named soprano Jocelyn Fralick as recipient of the coveted Career Blueprint, giving her three days of career advice and materials in New York.  Watch concert video

Front row, left-right: Nicholas Gryniewski (baritone), Ana Toumine (soprano), Hillary Tufford (mezzo); Back row, L-R: Ryan Nauta (tenor), Ross Mortimer (tenor), Jaclyn Grossman (soprano), Brett Polegato, Jocelyn Fralick (soprano), Rachel Miller (mezzo), Ryan McDonald (countertenor), Mélissa Danis (soprano), Camila Montefusco (mezzo).