Singing for a Healthy World

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Singing for a Healthy World

A Recital with Rebecca Collett and Jeremy Roszmann

Accompanied by Cheryl Satre and Pippa Williams

January 6, 2019, 2:30, at Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo

A Fundraiser for CLWR and Save the Mothers

Welcome in the new year with a wonderful concert by Rebecca Collett and Jeremy Roszmann, accompanied by Cheryl Satre and Pippa Williams, and support meaningful charities with your donations. They are preparing a wide range of pieces including classical numbers, some well-known, others less so, musical theatre, Canadian folk and some surprises to sing at Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo on January 6th, 2019 at 2:30.

Rebecca has sung with choirs and orchestras throughout Ontario and British Columbia, Toronto Operetta Theatre, independent opera collectives, and with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus. Currently, she sings with the Vancouver Opera Chorus and St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church. Rebecca studied at the University of Western Ontario, the Chautauqua Institute School of Singing, under tutors from leading American institutions, such as Juilliard, Curtis and the Metropolitan Opera. She earned a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto’s prestigious ‘Opera School’. Rebecca is currently the Director of Communications for Save the Mothers.

Nanaimo raised, Jeremy Roszmann has sung with several orchestra across Vancouver Island including the Sooke Philharmonic, UVic Orchestra, UVic Chamber Singers, Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society and the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra. He was a regular chorus member with Pacific Opera Victoria while completing his BMus in Voice at the University of Victoria under Benjamin Butterfield. He attended Opera Nuova’s summer program where he performed Le Roi in Massenet’s Cendrillion, Inquisitor and Croupier in Berstein’s Candide, and studied with John Fanning. Recent performances include Fauré Requiem with the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra, Opera in the Vineyard with Nanaimo Opera, the role of Don Alfonso in the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart and Young Student in POV’s Les Feluettes last spring. Presently Jeremy designs sails for a company in Victoria.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief is a federally registered charity with a 95% efficiency rating working with schools and hospitals in Jordan and Palestine, with food production in Ethiopia and Uganda, typhoon assistance in the Philippines, and internal displacement in Myanmar. Visit their website for more details at clwr.org.

In the 20th century, pregnancy and childbirth killed more than tuberculosis, suicide, traffic accidents and AIDS, combined. Globally, an estimated 303,000 maternal deaths occurred in 2015. The maternal mortality ratio in developing countries in 2015 is 239 per 100,000 live births versus 12 per 100,000 live births in developed countries. Save the Mothers was created when Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, a Canadian obstetrician/gynecologist from McMaster University, was confronted with mothers in need in Uganda. She discovered many of the causes of maternal death went far beyond medical barriers. STM is recognized as a ground breaking program because of how it links leaders from various disciplines to form a network for lasting societal change. It is built on the truth that maternal mortality is not just a medical issue, but a societal problem. STM’s founders realized this early, that the need is to train not just health workers, but politicians, journalists, lawyers, educators, clergy, community activists and other leaders.

Admission is by donation at the door with all proceeds going to Canadian Lutheran World Relief and Save the Mothers. Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more and cheques may be made out to Hope Lutheran Church.

For more information: 250-753-9483

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