The ProArts Society a non-profit organization with a mandate that brings together Artists and audiences in an Historic Venue in the Heart of Downtown Calgary. Every Wednesday at noon from 12.10-12.50 there is a free concert and by donations that entertain the downtown lunch time crowd.
Held at Cathedral Church opposite the Downtown C-Train Platform and across from Olympic Plaza for the Month of Feb. the Society will be celebrating Black History Awareness Month. The Church was built in 1905 is also a Historic Site. By having free noon hour concerts allows the downtown workers a place to enjoy the variations of Cultural Performers from all walks of life and Skills and be back at work on time at 1pm
During the Month of Feb. for Black History performers include Juno Award Winning Singer Youssou Seck of Senegal, Trinidad Steel Drum Band,Dramatic Readings by Nigerian Authors and Tenor Saxophone. On Feb, 10 Jennifer Lee-Owe treated the crowd with the sounds of the Tenor Saxophone. Calgary born Jennifer’s Heritage is from Trinidad & Guyana and has performed at many events in the Caribbean Community. One does not get to hear the Saxophone often as most instruments used are the Drum,Guitar,Piano and Keyboard Instruments and Jennifer wowed the Crowd and also a better appreciation and understanding of what the Saxophone is all about. This was also Jennifer’s First Performance at a Black History Event and perhaps more in the future.
The Artistic Director for ProArts Society is Damon Johnston and for any visitors coming to Calgary why not enjoy a free concert at Cathedral Church every Wed. at Noon. www.proartssociety.ca. Johnston also mentioned that since the Mandate is to Promote Cultural Awareness it was a Logical Choice during this special Month to be part of Black History Month
photo Jennifer Lee-Owe on the Tenor Saxophone