Get swept away by the passion, soul and stories of singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, ’97 BMus, at this alumni reception and concert during the 2017 International Kodály Symposium.
Gilday and the Director of the Kodály Institute, László Nemes, ’95 MMus, ’99 DMus, will speak to attendees at a pre-concert reception, then the Juno award-winning Gilday will take to the Cargill Theatre stage to transport the audience with her voice, sense of social justice and humor.
Alumni who register for the performance, but not for the conference, receive a discounted ticket for the performance, while alumni registered for the conference already have their ticket included in their registration fees, and are invited to the pre-reception event as well.
About the Performer: Leela Gilday
A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday, ’97 BMus, has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a northerner, a member of the Dene nation, and a traveler into a beautiful world that transports the listener.
She has four full-length recordings and a long touring history, as well as numerous awards to her credit, including a Juno, two Western Canadian Music Awards and Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year to name a few. Above all, she seeks connection with her audiences through music, whether it’s an anthem for the oppressed, or an upbeat song about mortality, she infuses her songs with a sense of humour as well as a sense of social justice, and an ironic appreciation of human folly.
*This event is open to alumni and their guests, including non-UAlberta alumni
Date: August 9, 2017 | 6:30 pm
Reception: Mayer Family Community Hall, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Camrose
Concert: Cargill Theatre
Tickets: $25.50 (included appetizers, discounted concert ticket). Free for Kodály Symposium attendees as part of the conference registration.
To register, click here. (Space is limited. Registration will close when the event reaches capacity, or on Aug. 7, 2017.)
For more information contact Vi Warkentin: 1-800-661-2593 | email@example.com