I came across this article by William Littler in the Toronto Star this weekend detailing how our Canadian Musicians are making a presence in Italy. In his article he mentions St. Michael’s Choir School and their recent trip to Italy where they had the opportunity to sing for Pope Francis. I am proud to say that not only was my son fortunate enough to have been a participant, but that I now how the privilege of working directly with some of these young gentleman at the school in my new post as Voice Instructor.
In addition, Mr. Littler mentions the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy in Sulmona. Two of my talented young sopranos enjoyed participating in this program this past summer. Both Loren Graziano and Orly Morgan report that it was an enriching and inspiring experience in a beautiful setting.
I am grateful for my students to be able to take advantage of these unique opportunities. Mr. Littler also points out that increased funding of the Arts is crucial in maintaining these and future endeavours. Canada is home to much talent and it would be a shame not to nurture and share it.
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