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A virtual gala will celebrate the National Music Centre’s 5th anniversary

the National Music Centre's 5th anniversary

Key Takeaways:

  • At 7 p.m., the free program will go live on the NMC website, as well as the NMC’s Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube channels.

Who’s up for a sweatpant gala?

You’ll have the chance to do so on Friday night when the National Music Centre will Livestream Niisito, a celebration of music’s ability to bridge divides between diverse communities in Canada.

“We’re celebrating our fifth anniversary with a virtual gala called Niisito, which is the word ‘five’ in Blackfoot so it’s a commemoration and recognition of where we live, which is in the Blackfoot territory,” said NMC President and CEO Andrew Mosker.

The event will be hosted by Andrew Phung of Kim’s Convenience fame. It will feature a musical lineup led by Tom Cochrane, Northern Cree, Karimah, the Alberta All-Star Jazz Orchestra, and Kevin Chen, a 16-year-old classical piano prodigy.

 National Music Centre President and CEO Andrew Mosker
National Music Centre President and CEO Andrew Mosker

NMC supporters are encouraged to music in to the virtual fundraising event at 7:00 p.m. MT and donate to NMC’s future at studiobell.ca/gala2021.

Supporters can also join in an online auction at studiobell.ca/gala2021, where they can bid on items such as passes to the 2022 Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas, as well as music and sports memorabilia, original artwork, jewelry, and more.

The last month of 2021 has arrived, and there are plenty of things to do in Calgary this December to make the most of the remaining months. In YYC, there are numerous Christmas events and holiday markets and live music, theatre, and art exhibits, among other things.

Whether you want to get out or about, attend a live event, stay warm at home, or see a virtual show from the comfort of your couch, our December events round-up offer something for everyone.

Mosker announced that the NMC would host Country Music Week once more when the Canadian Country Music Awards return to Calgary.

Source: CTV News

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