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Richmond opera singer raises money for hospital program

Jacqueline Ko and Robin Eder-Warren will perform in The Singer. -
Jacqueline Ko and Robin Eder-Warren will perform in The Singer.
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Richmond soprano Robin Eder-Warren is singing to support a one-of-a-kind hospital program in B.C.

On Sunday, May 12, Eder-Warren will join soprano Jacqueline Ko, tenor Zeus Ghadban and pianist Angus Kellett to present a benefit concert put on by Opera Mariposa at Marpole United Church.

The concert, entitled The Singer, is in honour of international awareness day for chronic immunological and neurological diseases.

All proceeds will go to support the new Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre.

One of the singers knows the cause well. Ko lives with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and two of her closest friends have ME/CFS and fibromyalgia.

The benefit concert will feature a selection of opera and Broadway favourites, and the evening will include a small reception and a prize raffle.

The Singer is set for Sunday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67th Ave. in Vancouver. Admission by donation ($20 suggested) at the door, at operamariposa@gmail.com or at 778-918-9498.

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