“Voices That Care” fundraiser March 27, 2016 with Murray McLauchlan and friends
Canadian folk legend Murray McLauchlan is spearheading a concert featuring stars from the jazz, rock, opera and classic genres, with a special performance from actor Eric Peterson. Voices That Care is a benefit for Room 217 Foundation and Hospice Toronto.
While Canadians know McLauchlan as the author and singer of “Honky Red”, “Farmer’s Song”, and many other tributes to the working class, Room 217 Foundation knows McLauchlan as an engaged and enthusiastic board member who believes in the Foundation’s mission to enhance care through music. It is in that capacity as volunteer that McLauchlan has gathered top names in Canadian entertainment who will be performing Saturday, March 26 at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
Joining McLauchlan and Peterson will be mezzo-soprano, actress and broadcaster Julie Nesrallah, country rock soloist and Blue Rodeo member Jim Cuddy, songwriter and jazz vocalist Molly Johnson, and pianist Coco Ma, the youngest scholarship student at the Young Artists Performance Academy of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Voices That Care will be hosted by Denise Donlon.
Tickets to this impressive lineup of Canada’s best artistic talent feature reserved seating, a pre-performance cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception and an intermission dessert bar. A portion of the ticket price will be tax receipted.
Voices That Care – March 27th, 2016 – Glen Gould Studios, 250 Front Street West, Toronto
Room 217 Foundation is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to using music as an agent of care for vulnerable populations that can be delivered by all care providers regardless of musical abilities or training. The Foundation produces research-informed resources that anybody can use, and provides education on how to integrate music into care, and supports innovative research into music and care.
Hospice Toronto is Toronto’s first home hospice care program, and is a leader in providing high quality, hospice palliative care and support for people living with life-threatening illness or at end-of-life, and their caregivers and loved ones, at no charge. Staff and volunteers provide compassionate care and leadership in the volunteer-based, home hospice community through programs and services including care teams, creating caring communities, young carers program, complimentary therapies, and bereavement support.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.