OTTAWA, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Cathedral Arts, the arts programme at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, will present To Canada, with Love, Two Voices, Two Guitars featuring Liona Boyd, "Canada's First Lady of the Guitar", accompanied by Michael Savona, on Saturday, May 11th at 8:00PM at the cathedral, 420 Sparks Street. The concert will serve to raise awareness of and financial support for the work of ALS Canada. (See www.als.ca)
ALS - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. Between 2,500 and 3000 currently live with this fatal disease, and every day two or three Canadians die of it. To Canada, with Love will help to support ALS clients in the region, provide equipment to families and to fund research for a cure.
"I am so pleased that the Liona Boyd Concert is being connected with ALS", says Ottawa native, Asalyn Meakin, who was diagnosed with ALS in November 2012. "I just cannot begin to tell you just how much support I have received and how wonderful the ALS Clinic has been to me. I have been given such outstanding care."
Internationally renowned Liona Boyd, O.C., is a five-time winner of the Guitar Player Magazine Poll for the best Classical Guitarist. She has been inducted into that magazine's "Gallery of Greats". Michael Savona received his Bachelor's degree from the Glenn Gould Professional School, and his Master's from the University of Ottawa in guitar performance. He has participated in many international guitar festivals, and currently records and tours with Liona Boyd.
On May 11th, Ms. Boyd and Michael Savona will entertain with a powerful mix of nostalgia, romanticism and storytelling.
Cathedral Arts, established March 2003, is honoured to present Liona Boyd on this Mother's Day weekend for the final concert of its Tenth Anniversary Season.
TICKETS: Students: $15; Silver: $25; Gold: $40; Platinum: $100
The $100 ticket includes a tax receipt of $50 from ALS Canada.
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: www.cathedralarts.ca
TICKET INFORMATION: Telephone (613) 567-1787; Email: [email protected]
CATHEDRAL ARTS OFFICE: Lauder Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, 439 Queen Street
OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
DONATIONS for ALS Canada also accepted
Image with caption: "Guitarist Liona Boyd will perform with Michael Savona for Cathedral Arts at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa on May 11th in a concert to support ALS Canada. She also wishes to make it a pleasant Mother's Day treat! (CNW Group/Cathedral Arts & Christ Church Cathedral)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130415_C5397_PHOTO_EN_25537.jpg
SOURCE: Cathedral Arts & Christ Church Cathedral
For further information:
John Dennison, 613-567-1787