Concert raises funds to help typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Nov 11, 2009 08:30 AM (article from

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians will present A Taste of Broadway – the Classics, a musical concert at Markham Theatre Dec. 9.

Organized to raise funds for typhoon victims in the Philippines, the show will feature selections from hit Broadway musicals including Cats, West Side Story, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie and the Sound of Music.

It will showcase an array of Filipino-Canadian artists including the federation’s Youth Performing Arts Group and a special performance by Ma-Anne Dionisio who is best known for her starring role in Miss Saigon.

The federation held a similar event at the Richmond Hill Centre of Performing Arts last month.

The event sold out more than 600 tickets in one evening and received rave reviews from the public.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets, $35 and $45, are available by calling Ramon Ombao at 416-358-3669, Ester Toribio at 905-294-9350 or at the Markham Theatre Box Office at 905-305-SHOW.

The federation has set up separate funds to support this relief effort.

If you are unable to attend the event and wish to make a donation, contact the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians at 905-305-1320.