$10.00 - $100.00
Sun December 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM
On Sale Date
November 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Journey with us in this one of a kind community theatre performance of Calgary’s indigenous and ethno-cultural artists. This innovative project brings to life Canada’s roots and diverse history from the experiences of the first peoples of the land and of those who came after. It weaves the narratives of our communities – histories of existence, colonization, immigration, survival, healing and resilience. While our communities faced exclusion and racism, they persevered and thrived to help shape what we are now as Canada. Today, the children of our communities share common aspirations for a more welcoming and equitable society. These stories are told through a fusion of traditional and contemporary art and cultural forms.
Staged in a lively classroom setting, the performance encourages us to be critical students of Canada’s complex history and to participate in the shaping of our common future.
Most of the performers are volunteers and program participants of the community partners. While the performance itself has an ending, the collaboration brought about by this project will spur other joint initiatives that will strengthen bonds of understanding and solidarity among our communities.
The performance contributes to the commemoration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary and the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary’s 15th anniversary.
Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary has a membership base of 70 organizations and works towards full civic participation and integration of ethno-cultural communities through collaborative action and collective voice.
Calgary Arts Development
City of Calgary
Group Discounts available for groups of 10 or more by calling the Arts Commons Box Office at 403.294.9494
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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