OPERA MARIPOSA'S 5TH ANNUAL ME AWARENESS AND FUNDRAISING SHOW: Jacqueline Ko's "Here I Stand"
Saturday May 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm (doors open 1/2 hour before the show) Marpole United Church (1296 West 67th Ave. Vancouver)
"Opera Mariposa stands at the forefront of Vancouver's opera scene"
- The Vancouver Project
We are proud to announce that Opera Mariposa's "Here I Stand", will be dedicated to raise awareness of the ME/FM Society of BC. A portion of every ticket sale will benefit the ME/FM Society of BC, so save the date and invite a friend to enjoy a gala concert for a great cause! The evening will include a reception and a charity raffle contest.
In Opera Mariposa's fifth annual Awareness show, multi-award-winning singer Jacqueline Ko will celebrate ME/CFS & FM Awareness Day by taking you on a journey across the musical spectrum. Joined by pianist Angus Kellett, Jacqueline will explore some of her favourite music - from opera to pop to musical theatre - as well as sharing her personal story of living with ME.
This is Opera Mariposa’s first solo show for Jacqueline, of which she says, "Here I Stand will be a very personal show for me because it's the first Mariposa Awareness show that will be entirely written by me, where I'll be telling the story of living with this illness entirely in my own words.”
Following the show there will be a reception and raffle with over $3,000 of donations ranging from custom photo shoots and makeovers to show tickets, luxury beauty products, gift cards and more, highlighted with the beautiful artwork of Jasmine Sanchez-Ziller, an incredibly talented artist living with ME/CFS, who is donating prints of her inspiring work. Many of Opera Mariposa’s sponsors have supported them for several years straight.
Contact us if you have a raffle prize you would like to donate.
Go here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Event Update: Canadian author Valerie Free is flying in to Vancouver to attend #HereIStandconcert. Valerie's new five-star Clarion Review book 'Lighting Up A Hidden World: CFS and ME' features the story of Mariposa's own Jacqueline Ko and her sister Stephanie alongside tales of many other inspiring ME/CFS patients and advocates worldwide. Learn more about her at http://www.valeriefree.org/, then be sure to join us on May 13th for this gala benefit concert - which now includes a one-of-a-kind book signing opportunity!