Date/Time: June 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Location: Marpole United Church
1296 West 67th Ave, Vancouver
Thanks to the extraordinary talents of Jacqueline Ko and her wonderful Opera Mariposa company, Vancouverites will again enjoy an evening of beautiful music for a great cause!
In Mariposa’s sixth annual charity benefit show Toward Tomorrow, award-winning singers Jacqueline Ko, Brittony LeFever and Lyndon Ladeur and pianist Nina Horvath perform opera, Broadway and more in support of the ME/FM Society of BC. Join the all-star cast for a journey across the musical spectrum - from L'elisir d'amore to Little Women, from Tales of Hoffmann to Hamilton.
Indulge your sweet tooth at our dessert buffet, and enter to win over $2,000 in prizes.
Toward Tomorrow is coming to the stage for one night only, so you won’t want to miss the uplifting new show from the company that “stands at the forefront of Vancouver’s opera scene” (The Vancouver Project) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Featuring Jacqueline Ko, soprano Brittony LeFever, mezzo-soprano Lyndon Ladeur, tenor Nina Horvath, piano TICKETS $25 general $20 student, senior and disability benefit $15 groups of 4+ (up to 40% savings!) Tickets available ONLINE, or call 1-800-838-3006. Tickets will also be available at the door. Can't come? You can make a donation.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOW Performer and producer Jacqueline Ko has lived with the systemic neuroimmune disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), sometimes referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), since age six. Despite the challenges of her illness, which left her bedbound for years, she has managed to become a multi-award-winning singer and found a critically acclaimed opera and musical theatre company. She is committed to using her passion for music to help others, and since starting Mariposa at age twenty her performances have raised over $50,000 in support of chronic neuroimmune disease treatment, education and research. Her story is featured in the book 'Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME' by Valerie Free.
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Read Susan Katz's April 2017 profile on Mariposa: Opera Mariposa Sings for the ME/FM Society