10 SINGERS CHOSEN

IRCPA presents SINGING STARS OF TOMORROW
OCTOBER 22:

10 Singer from AN ENCOUNTER WITH SONDRA RADVANOVSKY

Ten singers of the next generation have been selected to take part in Singing Stars of Tomorrow, Saturday, October 22, 7:30 p.m., presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists, a service organization for Canada’s musicians, in partnership with the Alliance Française.

The concert takes place at the Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road. Tickets are $25, available here or by calling 416-362-1422.

The concert features seven sopranos, two mezzos and a tenor performing operatic arias and possibly art songs, with Rachel Andrist at the piano. All will have taken part in an intensive, day-long Encounter with Sondra Radvanovsky. Radvanovsky, one of the world’s most sought after sopranos, currently starring in the Canadian Opera Company performance of Norma, will be working with the singers on artistic skills, offering career guidance, and sharing industry information.

CAREER BLUEPRINT: At the conclusion of the October 22 concert, one of the singers will receive a special career opportunity at the National Opera America Center in New York. Called a Career Blueprint, it includes three days in New York for new photographs, video and audio recordings, new materials, website consultation, and mentoring with professionals. These are services the IRCPA strives to provide in Toronto when funds become available. In the meantime, they are offered by the IRCPA’s generous colleagues in New York.

SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDED: The participants have each received a scholarship named for an important Canadian artist. Through a Name a Scholarship campaign, the Ed Mirvish Family Foundation and private donors have enabled them to participate without financial burden. These scholarships will become a significant addition to the singers’ biographies, and remind them, as well as the general public, to take pride in and draw inspiration from celebrated artists of recent generations and benefit from their histories.

The following are the singers featured in the Singing Stars of Tomorrow concert:

SINGER (Scholarship Recipient)

SCHOLARSHIP IN THE NAME OF

Valerie Belanger,soprano

Louis Quilico

Stephanie De Ciantis, soprano

Joan Hall

Natalya Gennadi, soprano

Karina Gauvin

Beth Hagerman, soprano

Lois McDonall

Jessica Scarlato, soprano

Clarice Carson

Sara Schabas, soprano

Judith Forst

Caitlin Wood, soprano

Mary Morrison

Danielle MacMillan, mezzo-soprano

Maureen Forrester

Marjorie Maltais, mezzo-soprano

Ruby Mercer

Asitha Tennekoon, tenor

Ermanno Mauro

Anyone wishing to honor an artist of their choice in support of the IRCPA and its work for artists currently in development can still do so either on here through Canada Helps, by telephone: 416-362-1422, or by mail with cheques payable to IRCPA, 43 Bright Street, Toronto M5A 3H5. Tax receipts are issued for contributions of $20 and over (charitable No. 100220417). Travel miles are also gratefully accepted.

The IRCPA thanks Sondra Radvanovsky for generously providing one of her days off from her COC performances, to work with the next generation of singers.

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