La Santa Cecilia

Thu April 2, 2020 - 7:30 PM
La Santa Cecilia

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage

La Santa Cecilia

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Named after the patron saint of music, La Santa Cecilia’s bold musical direction more than earns the moniker. A modern-day hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music, the band draws inspiration from all over the world, including jazz, tango, bossa-nova, and klezmer music. Based out of Los Angeles, they have become the voice of America’s young, bi-cultural generation.

Leaning into their Latin American and Mexican heritage, the group won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock album in 2014 and have earned nominations for their last two albums. With songs focusing on love, loss, and heartbreak, they’ve cut tracks in a mixture of English and Spanish.

“La Santa Cecilia is now so completely in command of its music, instruments and voices that these performances are flawless.”
- NPR

Part of BD&P World Stage presented by Arts Commons. 

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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.

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