March 4, 2017, 6:30pm & 8pm   |   National Music Centre


 

What the world needs now, are jazz hands.

 

On the evening of March 4th join us at the National Music Centre for our annual fundraising gala to raise funds for the Youth Singers of Calgary on their 30th anniversary. The evening’s festivities include fabulous entertainment, a boisterous 'reverse' auction, plenty of food, a dance floor so we can break it down until bedtime, and of course drinks, for those who require a little liquid courage to properly shimmy and shake.

 
red-bg.png

Tickets

Eat your heart out. Drink your heart out. Get your wallet out.

All tickets include passed hors d’oeuvres, multiple gourmet food stations and full evening of hip swaying,
finger tapping entertainment from the Youth Singers of Calgary and guest artists.

Friends of the Youth Singers of Calgary

The $1250 package includes:
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • 2 Allegro Auction tickets
    (each ticket is redeemable for an item ranging in value from $200 – $5000, see details below)
  • Open bar from 6:30 – 8pm
  • 8 drink tickets for the cash bar
  • Reserved seating
  • Signage communicating that the company or individual is a Friend of the Youth Singers of Calgary
VIP

The $500 package includes:
  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Guaranteed seats for Allegro Auction & 40-min program
  • 1 Allegro Auction ticket
    (each ticket is redeemable for an item ranging in value from $200 – $5000, see details below)
  • Open bar from 6:30 – 8pm
  • 4 drink tickets for the cash bar
Premium

The $95 package includes:
  • 1 ticket to the event
  • Standing room for 40-min program
  • 1 drink ticket
bg.jpg

Schedule

We're starting with some razzle. We're ending with some dazzle. 

 

6:30pm: Allegro Auction Reception

Open to VIP & Friends of YSC ticket holders only. 

7 - 8pm: Allegro Auction

We'll start at 7:00 sharp. Listen for your ticket number, and get ready to make your selection - you only have a few seconds to choose!

8pm: Arrival for Premium ticket holders 

Come and explore the melody-filled National Music Centre, while enjoying gourmet food stations and cocktails. 

9pm: Stage Program Begins 

Let the toe-tapping and head bopping begin as our host Ken Lima-Coello takes us through some dazzling musical numbers. 

9:40pm: Dessert & Dancing 

Grab something delectable from one of our dessert stations and stake your spot on the dance floor as we bust some moves until close. 

THE ALLEGRO AUCTION

It’s like Sotheby’s if they’d had too much caffeine, and you didn’t have to pay. 

 

The Allegro Auction is more like an incredibly fun, fast-paced lottery than an auction. Hence the word allegro, which for all you non-melomaniacs out there is a musical term for quick-paced. All of the items are donated by our generous partners. Each pair of VIP or Friends of YSC ticket holders will receive one Allegro Auction ticket displaying a number from 1-100 and redeemable for a prize item ranging in value from $200 – $5000. Ticket numbers will be drawn by our host at random in groups of five during the VIP reception at 7:00 pm. When you hear your number called, GO! You and your partner will have 15 seconds to select your item. Once you've made your selection (good choice!) we'll whisk it away to coat check so it can be waiting for you when you depart, and the auction will continue with the next batch of winners. 

There are 100 Allegro Auction tickets in total, so every pair of VIP or Friends of YSC ticket holders will receive an auction item valued at at least $200. Check out the range below:

bg.jpg

Entertainment

You can never have too much razzmatazz.

The evening will be punctuated with musical performances from some of Calgary’s most exciting musical groups.

ONCUE

ONCUE is an ensemble of 10 singers featuring smooth award-winning harmonies and musical theatre blended into a unique brand of top-notch entertainment. Their diverse and versatile repertoire has won them many awards and a strong reputation as a premiere vocal ensemble throughout Western Canada and beyond.

SHINE

SHINE is a song and dance ensemble presenting the best of the best in Broadway, Pop, Rock, Christmas and more. Incorporating full choreography into every performance they know how put on a show that will have your feet tapping.

 
 

Our Sponsors

A standing ovation
for these folks.

Smack your palms together for the organizations who made this event possible.

The Youth Singers of Calgary would also like to recognize Marg Southern as Honourary Chair of Hearts Out. Thank you.


Presenting Sponsor: ATCO
 

Atco.png

ATCO serves customers around the world, delivering innovative and sustainable integrated solutions in Structures & Logistics, Electricity, Pipelines & Liquids and Retail Energy. From the delivery of efficient and reliable energy for homes and businesses, to affordable temporary and permanent structures, we have the expertise to build communities, energize industries, and deliver customer-focused infrastructure solutions like no other company in the world – anytime, anywhere. It is our privilege to serve the communities where we work, live and volunteer.


Crowfoot Wine & Spirits This Calgary owned and operated liquor store has defined what service means in our city, both in their stores and outside of them. Without their support over the past five years, the Performing Arts Centre wouldn’t have been possible. Their continued commitment has made a tremendous difference to the lives of so many of Calgary’s youth and we have no doubt will continue to do for years and years to come. And obviously, it goes without saying, the party wouldn’t be nearly as fun without them.

Crowfoot Wine & Spirits

This Calgary owned and operated liquor store has defined what service means in our city, both in their stores and outside of them. Without their support over the past five years, the Performing Arts Centre wouldn’t have been possible. Their continued commitment has made a tremendous difference to the lives of so many of Calgary’s youth and we have no doubt will continue to do for years and years to come. And obviously, it goes without saying, the party wouldn’t be nearly as fun without them.

Boom Goes the Drum Boom Goes The Drum is a team of Calgary event planners specializing in wedding planning, event planning, and production management. We are a creative agency of ideation, strategy, and execution that all come together to create events that resonate.

Boom Goes the Drum

Boom Goes The Drum is a team of Calgary event planners specializing in wedding planning, event planning, and production management. We are a creative agency of ideation, strategy, and execution that all come together to create events that resonate.

Daughter We create brands and we help brands create. Whether your business needs a logo, a website, or a musically-focused campaign that inspires people to attend a fundraiser for a local youth performing arts program, we can help. There’s not much more to say. Your brand needs to do some communicating. We do that. You need a brand. We do that too.

Daughter

We create brands and we help brands create. Whether your business needs a logo, a website, or a musically-focused campaign that inspires people to attend a fundraiser for a local youth performing arts program, we can help. There’s not much more to say. Your brand needs to do some communicating. We do that. You need a brand. We do that too.

Compugen As Canada’s largest privately owned and operated IT solutions and services provider, Compugen offers practical, real-world solutions and a comprehensive range of support services. We are focused on the design and implementation of innovative hardware, software and networking solutions to meet the needs of Canadian business and government.

Compugen

As Canada’s largest privately owned and operated IT solutions and services provider, Compugen offers practical, real-world solutions and a comprehensive range of support services. We are focused on the design and implementation of innovative hardware, software and networking solutions to meet the needs of Canadian business and government.

Bennett Jones LLP BennettJones is a leading business law firm with more than 380 lawyers and advisors across nine Canadian and international offices. Our professionals, passionate about the work they do and the communities they live in, proudly support local, national and global causes through financial contributions and active engagement.

Bennett Jones LLP

BennettJones is a leading business law firm with more than 380 lawyers and advisors across nine Canadian and international offices. Our professionals, passionate about the work they do and the communities they live in, proudly support local, national and global causes through financial contributions and active engagement.

Spruce Meadows Spruce Meadows is a very  special place for people of all ages, from every walk of life , from the world over, to come together in the spirit of Good Friendship , Good Sport and Good Commerce to learn about, to experience and to Celebrate The Horse.

Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows is a very  special place for people of all ages, from every walk of life , from the world over, to come together in the spirit of Good Friendship , Good Sport and Good Commerce to learn about, to experience and to Celebrate The Horse.

Kasian Kasian is an award-winning, integrated architecture, interior design and planning firm of 300 talented and dedicated team members working in studios located in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Qatar. We strive to enhance the human experience through great design, such as our work at the National Music Centre. Our passion is strengthening connections between people and places by creating inspirational environments that improve the lives of those within them.

Kasian

Kasian is an award-winning, integrated architecture, interior design and planning firm of 300 talented and dedicated team members working in studios located in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Qatar. We strive to enhance the human experience through great design, such as our work at the National Music Centre. Our passion is strengthening connections between people and places by creating inspirational environments that improve the lives of those within them.

 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

When it's time for lights out, take advantage of generous $99/night room rates offered just to us from Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown, a beautiful new property just a stone's throw from the National Music Centre.  Use the "YSC" rate when you book online or via the reservation line at 1-877-STAY-HGI (1-877-782-9444). 

bg.jpg

About Us

 

The Performing Arts Youth Centre

The Performing Arts Youth Centre was built in 2009 by the Youth Singers. What began as a large empty warehouse space in the Highfield Industrial Park area is now a vibrant 18,000 sq. ft.centre, housing  rehearsal studios, a wardrobe area, a set building room, and a music library.

The Youth Singers of Calgary

After seeing a need in the community, Shirley Penner created the Youth Singers in 1985. She then enlisted the help of Darlene Dusevic and Tricia Penner, and together they were able to create an opportunity for young people to express themselves onstage through music, dance and theatre. For the past 30 years, the Youth Singers of Calgary have been providing kids and teens in Calgary with more than a place to showcase and hone their musical talents, they’ve created a place for them to belong. The program gives kids and teens from varied backgrounds the chance to grow, forge friendships, and most importantly belong, one note at a time.