By: Jennifer Curtis
Last fall the York Region Arts Council gave out its first round of grants to local artists. Our recipients came from a range of art genres, including filmmaking, visual art, music and theatre.
Since the grants were awarded we’ve kept in touch with the winners, and have been excited to see them continue to grow the arts in York Region.
One of the youngest recipients was Christopher Dallo, a classical opera singer. Since winning the grant he has been in the news, going onto collaborate with several established producers and professional songwriters, on the January 2010 CBC Network The Passionate Eye, which featured a documentary called The 40 Year Secret. In this documentary, Christopher co-wrote, co-produced and performed the theme song My First True Love.
This past January, Christopher made an appearance with Josh Groban on stage in Toronto – check out the great clip of the two performing “You Raise Me Up”.
Congrats to all our grant recipients!