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At Mosaic Home Care and Community Resource Centres we provide community space and host events that are open to the wider community. We aim to facilitate connection, meaning, fun, education, interaction and to emphasise the value of “human being” across the full spectrum of being.
One of our more popular events, the Magic of the Opera, presented by Marcel Deurvorst (Life Institute at Ryerson), was back again last Thursday (17th January) at our Markham community resource centre. This event explored the Opera Don Pasquale (Donizetti) and our next Magic of Opera event (special focus on Luciano Pavarotti) is this Thursday at our mid-town CNIB community resource centre.
We asked our Community Resource and Social Engagement Coordinator, Beth Eshete, to provide her perspective of the Thursday event:
Magic of The Opera Blog – Anna Netrebko January 17, 2019
I used to be one of those people who was annoyed at even the thought of Opera. Who wants to hear people sing at such a high-pitch for hours on end? But that all changed….
Excuse my ignorance but it’s necessary for me to set an honest tone for this life altering musical experience I had at Mosaic’s Magic of the Opera Event on January 17th, 2019.
I obviously don’t know a single thing about Opera, so imagine my surprise when I found myself completely mesmerized by the angelic voice of Anna Netrebko, a beautiful Russian operatic soprano. Introduced to us by Marcel Deuvorst, an opera aficionado, Anna’s work really was a delightful “first” to ease my way into the world of opera. Marcel did a great job of explaining her life, her musical background and even her personality.
Mosaic community members watched clips from the opera in complete silence, not wanting to interrupt the disposition in the room. At the end they asked Marcel questions freely about the singer, and Marcel was happy to answer.
Overall the event was fabulously successful with people asking me to register them for the second presentation by Marcel featuring Luciano Pavarotti on Thursday January 24, 2019.
It’s always wonderful when our community members are captivated by the programs offered and of course, we are excited to have Marcel present for us again this week!
Registration is still open for this presentation, if you are interested please feel free to give me a call at 905-597-7000 ext. 242 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Community Resource & Social Engagement Coordinator
Beth’s own experience supports the relevance of opening up community space and filling it with rich diverse experience.
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