The COSI Gala in Toronto (Etobicoke) & The Mikado in London, ON.
September 21st and 23rd, 2012, were made incredibly exciting with our annual COSI gala in Toronto (Etobicoke), and our concert in London, ON, with Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado with our outstanding soloists, and sing-along choruses with the audience.
With tremendous thanks to our hosts Stamos Katotakis and Lynne Smith, one hundred guests gathered in their magnificent home to celebrate COSI and to raise a glass (thanks to Marlene and Simon Nyilassy, and Tawse Winery) to its “Extraordinary Opera Training!” COSI Board Chair Paul Cahill launched the evening, and the Aradia String Quartet regaled us with Mozart before a highlights version of The Mikado was performed by COSI alumni. A Japanese inspired menu of foods and desserts greeted the guests to continue the celebration. It was a marvelously enjoyable and successful event!