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Opera for a charitable soul

Musicians Against Hunger will be performing to help raise money for Feed the Need in Durham this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The benefit concert is being held at 45 Queen St. at the Arts Resource Centre in the auditorium. The performance is a formal setting where people will enter the auditorium, sit down and enjoy the show. During intermission the audience will have a chance to meet and greet with the twelve musicians.

Kristine Dandavino, the master of ceremonies and one of the musicians for the event is ecstatic to be performing in Oshawa.

“I’m very thrilled to see all the young people in downtown Oshawa. It’s really rejuvenating,” said Dandavino. “Our downtown has really come to life.”

The music chosen for the event is well-known classical opera and musical theatre selections from a wide range of tunes people would be familiar with from movies and commercials.

All of the money raised will go to FTND so they can purchase fresh milk, canned milk or powdered milk for food banks in Durham. Dandavino said the reason Musicians Against Hunger is donating to FTND is because 40 per cent of their clients are children.

Even if people are unable to attend the event Dandavino encourages people to visit FTND’s website and make a donation if they can.

“Last year, people who came to the event watched the concert and at the end gave more money because they wanted to help,” said Dandavino.

Tickets are available at Wilson and Lee Music Store for $25.

For more information on FTND and the event please visit their website.

Story and video by Stephanie Cooper

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