A place to keep us virtually connected with our community.

 

Visit us here for updates on local online shows, performances, articles and videos available for you to enjoy. You'll see both new and familiar faces, with several featured artists who have previously visited the Bella Concert Hall.

 

Our stage is dark for now but we’ll be back soon!


Virtual Shows

Watch and be inspired by weekly Almighty Voices episodes hosted by Tom Jackson with guests like Myles Goodwyn, Liona Boyd, Barney Bentall & Dustin Bentall. Upcoming shows will feature Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Bif Naked. The project benefits Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit providing counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.

Don’t miss out on Dave Kelly’s show In the Neighborhood on Youtube and Facebook Live Monday to Friday at 10 a.m. The live stream features familiar faces, including hosts Dave Kelly, Mandy Stobo, Jim Button, and Russell Broom, along with other local and international celebrity heroes and guests. Follow @davekellylive on Facebook to get the latest show info!

Wordfest connects Calgarians with life-changing experiences through live events featuring some of the best authors and writers from around the world. During the pandemic, Wordfest is hosting Online Happy Hours with special guests several times a month.


Videos

Our friends at Revv52 put together a special video compilation just for the Taylor Centre! It features two songs from a show that took place earlier this year in the Bella Concert Hall and Revv52's most recent virtual performances. Revv52 opened at the Bella in January 2016 and has performed on our stage every season since.
Be sure to check out the other videos posted to Revv52’s Youtube channel for a ton of living room dance party tunes!

Watch MRU Conservatory faculty and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra members Janna Sailor, Donovan Seidle and John Lowry perform alongside colleagues and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Inspired by the beauty of the Bella? Watch a behind-the-scenes video that looks at the architecture and process that went into creating our world-class concert hall. 

Watch Edmond Agopian, violinist and music director of the Mount Royal Conservatory’s Calgary Youth Orchestra, in a live-streamed performance titled From Our Home To Yours. 


Stories

Are you an independent film buff? Mount Royal University student Adam Solway’s short film A Night Out debuted in Los Angeles at the LA Skins Fest late last year. LA Skins Fest describes itself as a “Native American Arts organization that offers year-round programming in film, television and music.” The story cuts to the heart of confronting insecurities, fears about leaving home and missed opportunities. Read more about Solway’s film and his big-screen experience.

Get two great book recommendations and a playlist of punk-folk tunes by reading this article where MRU English professor and former student collaborate to create music based on their newly published novels.


Platforms

Our friends at CAMP are helping to keep the creative community connected by making its team Slack channel public. It’s a great opportunity to chat with peers and make new friends. Sign up for free to join CAMP’s Slack channel.

While the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season was cut short, its musicians have found other ways to perform and share their love of music. Check out the CPO’s Quarantine Listening Series blog that offers videos, playlists and other stories to come from its Orchestra members. Check back frequently for updates!

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If you would like to support the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, learn more about the Centre the Arts campaign.