CVAR : Concerts without Borders presents ‘Music fit for a Queen’
Great Voices joined to promote peace and cooperation
By Heidi Trautmann
Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, a woman surrounded by women who have
joined their hands and voices to promote peace and to show that bridges for
living and working together is possible.
There is Rita Severis of CVAR – Centre of Visual Arts and Research in
Nicosia – whose motivation is bicommunal cooperation;
There is Demetra George Mustafaoglu, Soprano;
There is Katie Economidou, Mezzo Soprano
There is Lenia Kallis, Soprano;
There is 10 year old Peri Sualp, student at English School of Kyrenia, (allround
talent – studying voice with Demetra George Mustafaoglu);
And there is Agni Sacca, piano accompanist.
‘Concerts Without Borders’ was the organiser of the concert on September
19, 2016. It is a bi-communal association of musicians and singers which aims
at raising funds for charitable causes throughout Cyprus. ‘Concerts Without
Borders’ is pleased to be able to contribute to the raising of awareness about
CVAR and helping towards its sustainability, a unique Centre which unites the
arts and culture of the island of Cyprus, past and present.
Click on link to read more about CVAR.
We were led through a garden of music, from famous opera arias to songs
from musicals and folkloric character in Greek and Turkish. The moon stood above our heads and a good
breeze was cooling our hot ears on the wide terrace of the CVAR building. Approximately
150 guests had come to listen to the music fit for a queen. It was a charming evening.