Seniors from Alberta are set to receive some much needed music. This is thanks in part to over $10,000 in donations for the Concerts in Care program. The Health Arts Society of Alberta says that during the month of December, Albertans were able to buy or donate a live concert to a long-term care home or retirement community of their choice. Meran Currie-Roberts, is the Executive Director for the Health Arts Society, and she says the money was desperately needed and people in Lethbridge came through in a big way.
“We will be doing about ten free concerts in Lethbridge this year. Maybe even more if people continue to donate to us. There’s always the ability to perform more concerts. The demand always exceeds our ability to supply performers. We’re really thrilled about that. We already have two of those concerts scheduled. The current situation with Omicron means that many facilities are in lockdown. While that’s happening we’re continuing to reach them with virtual concerts. But we can’t wait to get back to performing for our audiences in person.”
Concerts in Care launched in 2016 and they provide over 300 concerts for seniors in Alberta every year.