The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund is a charity highly worthy of support, and an all-star lineup of Canadian singer/songwriters will be doing just that in Toronto on Friday March 11. Presented in part by Slaight Music, A Night Of Music Memories is guaranteed to live up to its name and provide just that. The benefit concert takes place at Berkeley Church, 315 Queen St. E., starting at 8 pm.
Serving as host is much-loved children’s entertainer Fred Penner, now something of a folk hero to a younger generation of Canadian musicians (he hosted the Polaris Prize last year). Artists who’ll be sharing collaborations, cover songs and personal stories on the night include Royal Wood, Justin Rutledge, Matthew Barber, Peter Katz, Tomi Swick, Emma-Lee, Spencer Burton, and Bellwoods.
The ‘Memories’ tag in the concert name is a reminder of the fact that music therapists use songs as a form of memory therapy. They can be the key in helping people who suffer from dementia or patients who have experienced a brain injury.
The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund is a registered charity that has been funding music therapy programs across Canada since 1993. The Fund’s mission statement is “to promote, develop and support music therapy services and research in order to improve the quality of life for Canadians. Our mandate is to integrate, educate, celebrate and promote all facets of music therapy.”
Tickets for the benefit concert are $45, on sale now at drinkinc.ca