Soprano performs in North African tour

Summerland soprano Tracy Fehr sang for ambassadors, mayors, government ministers and others on a tour in North Africa.

Tracy Fehr is accompanied by Saif Eddine Srairi on the oud at a benefit concert for disadvantaged North African women at the Palais Ennejma Ezzahra

Summerland soprano Tracy Fehr sang for ambassadors, mayors, government ministers and other high profile guests on a recent concert tour in North Africa.

Singing in palace halls and municipal theatres, Fehr brought awareness to ACT, a livelihood project for North African single mothers and disadvantaged women.

This was Fehr’s third visit to North Africa where she hosts workshops and meets with many of the women currently being assisted by ACT.

Among other initiatives, this non-profit organization helps unwed mothers and marginalized women receive training and funds to set up small home-based businesses.

In addition to tours in Africa and the United Kingdom, Fehr raises money for ACT by hosting the annual Voices in Song benefit concerts in Penticton.

With this year’s concert on May 4, Fehr and senior singers from her studio hope to assist a single mother to restock her market stall which was wiped out in a flood.

With a stocked store, she will once again be able to provide for her family without resorting to her former life as a street worker.

Over the years, Fehr and singers have been able to raise money for a variety of projects.

Last year the group successfully raised money to help an abused mother purchase a motorcycle, which enables her to take her weaving to market, and provide for her family.

“She has more confidence, more respect as a business woman, and is now mentoring other young moms who are coming into the livelihood program,” says Fehr.

This year’s concert will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Penticton on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

Accompanists are Dennis Nordlund on piano and Elizabeth Lupton on violin.

Tickets can be purchased at the Penticton and District Community Arts Council, 220 Manor Park Avenue or from Tracy Fehr by calling 250-494-1042 or emailing tlfehr@shaw.ca.

 

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