We’ve spent a lot of time over the last few days discussing whether or not to hold our Songfest Awards concert this year and finally decided that yes, we are going ahead with it, but with some adjustments. It was difficult for me to pinpoint why this was so important to us until one of our members asked if I could share a video of the Italian people singing on their balconies this week. They are in lock down right now and undoubtedly living in a time of isolation, fear and uncertainty. But when you watch them open their windows and stand on their balconies to make music together there is a feeling of connection, joy and unity that is palpable. And that is why we are going ahead with our concert. We will be limiting who is in attendance to include only first place winners and two of their guests, but we will be live streaming the concert on Facebook so that everyone can still come together through an online platform to relax, step away from our own uncertainty, and enjoy an evening of beautiful music. We will celebrate all of our students hard work and accomplishments and thank them for reminding us why we teach voice.
To access the live stream of the concert please visit https://www.facebook.com/natssouthernalberta/
As this is concert is one of the ways we raise funds to continue to provide scholarships for Songfest winners, we still invite you to make a donation to the Calgary Association of Teachers of Singing Endowment Society through the Donate Now button on the right. Our recommended donation is $20/person or $50/person. We truly appreciate all of your support.
Join us live Sunday, March 15th at 7:00 pm. We look forward to connecting with you then!