Tracy Fehr, a Canadian singer, is currently in Tunis to perform at three concerts in three different venues: St George's church, the British Embassy, and the American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST) on October 12th, 13th and 14th respectively. The funds raised from these concerts will be donated to the Association for Cooperation in Tunisia (ACT) in order to support the work of this association and the projects they have with women in vulnerable situations. A classically trained lyric coloratura soprano, Tracy came all the way from Canada to perform under the theme, “Song for Hope.”
On this project and its objectives, Tracy Fehr told Tunisia Live that the main objective is to benefit the work of ACT in Tunisia. She says this association is doing a great job for needy people and those in difficult situations, especially single mothers.
The funds that are being raised will go directly to projects set for single mothers in Tunisia,” she explained. “These women will be trained to improve their skills and be dependant on themselves to be able to take care of themselves and their children by providing them needed materials and special training.”
The idea of appearing in concert in Tunis to support ACT came up in 2008, and she was soon scheduled to perform at a couple of venues in the capital city of Tunis, as well as in other countries like Canada.
Tracy expressed to Tunisia Live her enthusiasm towards the intention to come back to Tunisia with new project. “Definitely I would be happy to come back to this beautiful nation,” she said. “I love the Tunisians and the warm hearts they have, and I am really enjoying my stay.”
One audience member, Hilary Musk, said to Tunisia Live that Tracy Fehr is an amazing voice. “This is a delight both to listen to and to watch. What a generous spirit she has to come and give her time so freely for vulnerable women in Tunisia,” commented Hilary.
On March 5th, 2011, Tracy received an Arts Award at the Sowins 6th annual Women Front & Centre Awards Dinner and Gala in Penticton, BC. With this award came a beautiful original piece of artwork by Laila Campbell.
Tracy was awarded as well the Rotary Vocational Award at the Summerland Community Excellence Awards, February 27th, 2010.