As a CRA-registered charitable organization, the CCCS is grateful for the vital financial support we receive from patrons and concert-goers that help us give free performances at seniors’ residences.
In May and June of 2019, we joined seniors to welcome back spring with performances in the Palermo and Chartwell Oakville residences, at Dom Lipa in Etobicoke and Sheridan Villa and Parkland on the Glen in Mississauga.
Artistic Director Ed Mavrinac always makes a point of introducing the choir and speaking about Croatia’s long and rich choral music heritage. The audience was treated to a traditional Croatian choral repertoire as well as familiar favourites like Daisy Bell, with its beloved chorus starting with “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do” and ending “on a bicycle built for two”.
As Christmas approached, on November 23 we visited Palermo Village and Chartwell Oakville Retirement Residences in Oakville. In December we also visited Vistamere Retirement Residence on Oakville. Our usual repertoire was woven with Christmas carols as we led the residents and guests in singing carols spreading holiday cheer!
Photos courtesy of Marianne B.