Join us on Saturday, September 10, 2022 as we kick off our 2022-2023 season with
USHA! The Music of my Life
presented by Karen Usha Gray, soprano!
Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Karen’s love for singing and stage performance began at a young age, she commenced her vocal education in her native land through the affiliated Royal and Trinity College Schools of Music, London, England. After immigrating to Canada, she pursued her vocal development through The Royal Conservatory of Music and Voice Performance, Faculty of Music, UofT.
Usha has held solo performances in Australia and New York. As Toronto is now home, she works for the Toronto Public Library, conducts vocal lessons and music programs to children with Autism and enjoys her collaborative work with local musicians, poets and authors.
Karen Usha also has a home catering service, a teenage son and a gorgeous pup!
George Elliot Clarke - world renowned Canadian poet, author, playwright and professor at the University of Toronto has said of Karen after a recent collaborative zoom performance, “Listening to that voice is to be at the Met - in one's own home!"
Tickets are $35 or Pay What You Can and seating is General Admission. This concert will be presented IN PERSON and via LIVESTREAM. You can buy tickets on EVENTBRITE for either option by clicking the links below! The LIVESTREAM link will be available for 48 hours following the performance.
With fascinating performances and tremendous talent, COSA Canada: The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation makes a place for you! We lift your well-being with the transforming experiences of Canada's emerging opera artists. We excite the music in everyone!
COSA Canada (cosacanada.org) is a registered Canadian charitable organization.
Its activities include the sponsorship and support in Canada of the "COSI Connection", originating from its part in the 2007 launch of the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (cosiprogram.com).
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REMEMBERING AND LEAPING FORWARD:
WITH VISIONS OF IN-PERSON PERFORMANCE!
Beyond our extraordinary online season, we are boldly making change with captivating in-person programs for 2022-2023.
We are ready for our return invitations to schools, churches, professional associations and community organizations
We share in music the stories of the ages; we are transformed to a new height and depth of awareness. This is when we are most alive!
Apollo & Hyacinth!
Fiddler on the Roof
CONCERTS at 100
HMS Pinafore in a concert
with the Kingston Youth Orchestra!
An Artistic Infusion!
SHARING OUR STORIES
COSA Canada invites you to join us in its vibrant and personal experiences.
We are excitedly nurturing the artist-audience-sponsor circle, highlighting Canada’s emerging opera professionals while enriching everyone's well-being and
quality of life.
We founded The Centre for Opera Studies & Appreciation in 2006 and incorporated in 2009 to create essential experiences and training for Canada’s young and emerging opera artists. We grew enthusiastic audiences each step of the way, event after event, and excitement after excitement.
Through our many performances and formats - house concerts, operas in concert, opera pops, stage premieres of new productions, church and school concerts, doorstep serenades, public masterclasses, and restaurant "Opera Night" events, we are making all the difference in lifting the lives of our
audience members, artists, and hosts.