Arts & Culture

Cordero headlining S.U.C.C.E.S.S. fundraiser

By Don Fennell

Published 1:05 PDT, Thu July 5, 2018

One of Asia’s best-known entertainers is coming to Richmond.

Affectionately known as “Fei Ma” by her fans and friends, multi-talented Maria Cordero will be performing Aug. 17 and 18 at River Rock Show Theatre in the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Concert.

“It brings me joy every time to perform in this beautiful and culturally-diverse city,” Cordero said. “It also gives me pleasure to lend a helping hand to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. foundation’s fundraising efforts.”

All proceeds from the concert will support important social services and programs at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. that are unfunded or only partially funded by government. This includes programs that serve youth, women, families and seniors. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is aiming to raise $150,000 from the two concerts.

Blessed with beautiful vocals and a razor-sharp wit, Cordero began her singing career in 1985. Only three years later, the song “Beam of Friendship” from her debut album vaulted her to prominence. It earned her gold in Hong Kong’s prestigious Top 10 Chinese Gold Songs Awards.

In October 2013, Cordero along with other well-known singers Frances Yip and Elisa Chan gave sold-out performances at the Three Divas Concert in Hong Kong.

“Maria has always been very supportive of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.,” said Walter Soo, Jeffrey Chan and Cheryl Kwok, co-chairs of the 2018 charity concert. “Her performance at the 2014 Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala was marvellous and was the talk of the town here. We’re excited and thankful for her return to support S.U.C.C.E.S.S. foundation again.”

Tickets range from $68 to $198 (VIP) and may be purchased online or at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, 28 West Pender St. in Vancouver.

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