Jack Singer Concert Hall
"Live Nation has decided to postpone Peter Mansbridge's speaking tour and new dates will be announced in the new year. Tickets already purchased will be refunded automatically and buyers will be advised when new dates are set. Meanwhile Peter is working on a series of documentaries and their air dates will be announced in the new year as well."
For five decades, including 30 years as anchor of CBC’s The National, PETER MANSBRIDGE, one of Canada’s most respected and recognizable figures, has guided Canadians through the political, economic, and cultural events that have shaped our country and our world. Mansbridge will venture coast to coast to share his unique perspective on some of the most compelling stories, people, and events that he’s covered. These are the untold stories of his career - stories that will make you think, make you laugh, and make you never look at the news in quite the same way. Peter Mansbridge: Live Coast to Coast will kick off in St. John’s, NFLD on October 21 and stop at 16 intimate venues across the Canada. Full tour listing and dates below.
“These are personal stories I’ve collected over the decades,” Mansbridge explains. “Most have never made it to air… but they tell you something about Canada, about Canadians, about journalism and yes, about me. And some may surprise you!”
Mansbridge’s career at the CBC is without precedent. He served as the chief correspondent of CBC News, helmed it’s award winning flagship show The National, anchored all CBC News specials, and hosted the much quoted interview program Mansbridge: One on One. For his work, Mansbridge has received more than a dozen national awards for broadcast excellence—yet for all the accolades, he remains an astoundingly grounded individual, with self-deprecating humour and unparalleled integrity.
Known for his trademark voice and unflappable onscreen presence, Mansbridge has also found success as an author. His book Mansbridge: One on One was a national bestseller, and he’s penned contributions to The 100 Photos That Changed Canada, Canada’s Great War Album, and the ambitious essay collection 100 Days That Changed Canada.
Away from the news desk, Mansbridge has been recognized by leading universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and, of course, Canada. He’s been a Fellow at Yale, has lectured at Oxford, was named Chancellor of Mount Allison University, and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mansbridge has received 13 honorary doctorates, including three this year, from the University of Calgary, McMaster University and the University of Toronto. In 2008 Mansbridge was named an Officer of the Order of Canada—one of the country’s highest civilian honours—for his “contributions to broadcasting, for his commitment to helping Canadians better understand their country and the world, and for his dedication to literacy and Canada’s youth.”
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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