Members' News - JANUARY 2020
Michael Patrick Albano invites fellow Club members to the premiere of a new opera for which he has writtenthe libretto: Maid and Master: The Massey Murder. The normally staid and placid city of Toronto was thrust into the limelight in February 1915, when Carrie Davies, an 18-year-old British maid, shot and killed Charles Bert Massey in defence against his sexual advances. Public opinion was wildly divided at the time, as the Masseys were one of he most powerful families in Canada. The single performance will be given on Sunday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Faculty of Music’s MacMillan Theatre. Admission is free and there is no reserved seating.
Suparna Ghosh, a founding member of the Art Bar, the longest-running weekly poetry readings in Canada, was one of the poets at the Dead Poets Society Night on December 17 at the Supermarket on Augusta Avenue. She read from the poems of Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for literature, in 1913. Tagore’s short story “Post Office” was staged at the Club in 1914.
Peter Large and Felicity Somerset will exhibit their Traces collection at the Art Gallery of Northumberland, 55 King Street, Cobourg, from January 11 to March 1, 2020. Opening reception: Saturday, January 11, 1–3 p.m. Artists' talk, Wednesday January 22, 1–3 p.m.