CO.AS.IT. Melbourne, the main Italian welfare and cultural organisation in Australia, has turned fifty. The 50th anniversary of CO.AS.IT. was celebrated with a special Gala event at the “Peninsula” venue in Docklands on Sunday 16 September 2018. This major event was attended by more than 500 people representing various social, cultural and professional sectors of the Italian community in Victoria.
CO.AS.IT.’s individual members, present and past employees, members of the board, clients and consumers of CO.AS.IT.’s services, presidents of CO.AS.IT. Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, had the chance to hear from our President Ms Rhonda Barro, Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio and the Italian Ambassador to Australia Dott. Stefano Gatti.
Another significant event to celebrate our anniversary was a piano recital by the young and talented Italian pianist Daklen Difato. The concert was held at The Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College in Kew, on Saturday 7 July 2018. The outstanding performance featured music by Schumann and Schubert and was attended by hundreds of classical music enthusiasts.