As some of you may already know, Dr. Russo and graduate student Ezstella Vezer recently set up a special choir for people with Parkinson’s disease at the Royal Conservatory of Music for her MA thesis project. The 13-week choir, which is aimed at rehabilitating facial and vocal expressiveness, has just come to an end, but it’s been so popular and has made such an impact on the Parkinson’s community that everyone involved would like to keep it going.
As a result, they have organized a fundraising event on Friday September 11th where they will have some great performances (including by the choir itself), as well as prizes, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a silent auction with some fantastic items.
Tickets are $30 each, with all profits put toward sustaining the choir for another year. You can find out more and buy tickets at www.parkinsonschoir.com.