For Immediate Release
best features of past galas are included - wonderful food by some of
the area’s finest restaurants and caterers, delectable desserts, wine,
beer and other beverages, an exceptional Silent Auction, plus Classical music performances in the stunning acoustics of the Recital Hall.
to Bella Serata is exceptional jazz
by the Nick Maclean Trio
which includes Tyler Goertzen
on drums, Lauren Falls: Bassist and Composer
, and Nick Maclean - Pianist/Synthist
, plus a demonstration
and group lesson
by professional ballroom dance teachers
, offering the chance to dance to live music
by the jazz trio. Award-winning pianist, Nick Maclean has been deemed
one of the most gifted young Toronto pianists to come along in recent
years. Maclean received his Bachelor of Music from Humber College in
2013 and went on to do his Masters in Jazz Performance at the University
of Toronto researching synthesizer pedagogy. He leads the hard-swinging
NYC-style jazz ensemble The Nick Maclean Quartet, which was formed in
Classical music performances will feature "Concorde"
(the senior string ensemble of the Suzuki String School of Guelph
, founding resident organization of the GYMC), Toronto violinist Tak Kwan
concert performer and director of the GYMC’s orchestra programs), renowned soprano Marion Samuel-Stevens-Soprano, and, pianist Ken Gee (about ken gee , artistic director of Guelph Musicfest).
Food and wine vendors are: Miijidaa Café & Bistro, The Wooly, Borealis Grille & Bar (Guelph), Buon Gusto, Cassoulet Catering, Wellington Cakes, Eric the Baker, Red Brick Café, Wellington Brewery, and, Vineland Estates Winery.
This year’s gala is generously sponsored by the Chyc Family Foundation. The event is also generously supported by Miller Thomson Lawyers, BDO Chartered Accountants, Moen Canada, LINAMAR, Guelph Mercury Tribune and Waterloo Region Record.
include all food, wine, beer and other beverages, as well as live
performances and dancing. A tax receipt for a portion of the adult
tickets will be issued. Tickets
are being offered at a special price of $75 each for two or more adult tickets
(they are $100 each for one ticket); $40 for children under 14. Order Tickets Online
or pick them up in person
at the GYMC, 75 Cardigan Street, Guelph - Map: http://gymc.ca/contact/
“We are so excited to have Nick Maclean and company perform at this year’s gala,” commented Gabriella Currie-Ziegler, Executive Director
of the Guelph Youth Music Centre. “This has become a highly
sought-after event with fantastic performances, excellent food and many
silent auction items. Along with the jazz and ballroom dancing, this
will be the most fun gala ever - what a great way to support the GYMC’s
community work and have a great time! I highly recommend buying tickets
now to ensure your spot.”
in 1992, the GYMC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
education, enrichment and fostering the development of youth through
music and the arts. The unique facility officially opened its doors in
September 2001 after six years of renovations. The GYMC is an exciting
cultural hub for children of all ages and backgrounds in the community.
Through a variety of programs, provision of space to partner
organizations and outreach into the community, the GYMC enriches many
lives. For more information visit www.gymc.ca
or call 519.837.1119