The children and young people at The Peaceful Children’s Homes in Sre Ampel and Battambang, as well as the organizers and musicians of “In Concert for Cambodia” (IC4C), would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors and patrons who made this Eleventh Anniversary Concert such a success. With your help, we raised over $6,500 for the Homes!
Hosted by CBC-Radio’s Alan Neal, the event celebrated the musical contribution of young people to supporting their peers half a world away. The concert was opened by Rev. Peter Woods of MacKay United Church on jazz saxophone, accompanied by James McGowan on piano. On a more classical note, University of Ottawa students, Jane Cory and Magali Gavazzi-April, each interpreted a Bach Partita and Fugue. Two-time first-prize Canada Music Competition winner, 15-year-old violinist, Maria Krstic, accompanied by Ioulia Blinova on piano, masterfully played Tchaikovsky. University of Ottawa music student Daniel Ramjattanheld the audience spellbound on classical guitar. Adding a special note was the Cambodian musical group Pleng Doungchet, performing on traditional Khmer instruments. To end the concert, Kyle Burghout and Jane Cory performed a rousing selection of fiddle tunes. Over 120 people attended the concert and stayed on for the silent auction and refreshments.
All proceeds will go directly to the Homes, for food, health and educational needs. Part of these funds will be used to send talented students from the Homes to study at local universities.