Among the residents of Grand Cayman are many hidden talents; hidden only because those talents aren’t how these residents earn a living here.
One of those hidden talents lies in the voice of Georgina Gatto Deosaran, wife of the owner of Camana Bay’s TrinCay Medical Centre & Urgent Care, Howard Deosaran.
On Saturday, Dec. 8, Georgina’s hidden talents will be on display when she performs “A Holy Christmas Concert” in Loyola Hall at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
The classically trained soprano comes from a musical family; her great, great uncle József Müller composed the Kossuth induló, a famous Hungarian military march. Her grandfather, who immigrated to Ohio after World War II, also sang, played several instruments and composed music. As a result, Georgina started singing from an early age and became a soloist in The Singing Angels, a nationally known children’s musical group based in Cleveland, Ohio. Georgina then went on to formally study singing, earning a Master of Music degree at the University of Akron, and then continued on to Duquesne University, obtaining an Artist Diploma. While working on a Doctorate of Musical Arts at West Virginia University, she met Dr. Deosaran and then moved to
Georgina’s repertoire includes opera, operetta, Broadway, folk and more, and she sings in many different languages. She has performed on Grand Cayman several times since 2012, the most recent being at the Cayman Arts Festival’s “Ave Maria” Christmas concert in 2016. Last year, she performed 15 concerts in Mexico City.
For the Christmas concert at St. Ignatius, Georgina says she will focus on the holy or sacred aspects of Christmas.
“I want to get away from the bustle, gift giving, parties and commercial aspects of Christmas,” she says, adding that while all of that is good, it’s not what Christmas is truly about.
“I would like this concert to be an opportunity to meditate upon the sacredness of Jesus’ birth, which is the true meaning of Christmas,” she says. “I hope people can be uplifted and filled with hope and the message of Christmas through the music of Christmas.”
Her concert programme will be sung mostly in English, but will include selections in Italian, German, French, Spanish and Hungarian. There is no ticketing for the concert, which starts at 7:15 p.m., but an offering will be taken with all proceeds going to the St. Ignatius Parish children’s programmes.