For one magical evening prior to the holidays, Eleanor McCain will perform with the Starlight Orchestra in support of a most worthy cause: children. On Thursday, December 13, in the dazzling setting of The Carlu, Eleanor will play a selection of songs from her Holiday release, sure to get everyone in a festive mood.
“I love the holidays and everything Christmas represents,” said Eleanor. “For me, it’s a time to share with family and friends and a time to make memories together. I also realize it can be an incredibly difficult time for families when loved ones are unwell.” With that in mind, Eleanor made a commitment to support the important work done by Ronald McDonald House Toronto.
Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House® Toronto is a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. Much more than just a place to stay, the House provides healing comfort, programs and support services to help families cope as their child receives life-saving medical treatment at local paediatric hospitals.
As demand for accommodation and support services provided by the House continue to grow, there is a long way to go to ensure these critical services are available to families gripped by their child’s life-threatening medical diagnosis.
In addition to the concert, Eleanor pledged at the beginning of the holiday season to donate 10% of the proceeds for every download from www.eleanormccain.ca to Hospice Toronto. Eleanor developed a connection to Hospice Toronto following the death of her father last year. Then, she witnessed firsthand the critical role compassionate, in-home hospice palliative care played in supporting her father’s wish to remain at home, and to live with comfort and dignity, surrounded by family and friends.
“My father wanted to spend his last days in the comforts of his home when he was experiencing the end of his battle with pancreatic cancer,” said Eleanor McCain. “I saw first-hand the profound work hospice caregivers provide for patients at the end of their lives.
You can catch Eleanor in a variety of cities leading up to the holiday season. For more information on “Holiday Chic – Sparkle”, please call 416-977-0458 ext. 263.
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Friday, November 30, 2012
Cochrane Street United Church
A Sentimental Christmas
December 7-10, 2012
With the Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre
HOLIDAY CHIC – SPARKLE
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Carlu, Toronto
Special event in support of Ronald McDonald House Toronto
SYMPHONY NEW BRUNSWICK
Monday, December 17, 2012
Moncton, New Brunswick and
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Fredericton, New Brunswick and
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Saint John, New Brunswick
Home for the Holidays (Family Christmas Concert)
With proceeds to Bobby’s Hospice House in Saint John
About Eleanor McCain
Born and raised in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Eleanor McCain found her voice as a young girl, singing at church, schools and community events. After graduating from the music program at New Brunswick's Mount Allison University, she moved to Toronto, to pursue her classical training. Eleanor launched her debut classical crossover album Intimate to critical and popular acclaim in June 2001. Shortly after this release, Eleanor found herself focused on the joys of motherhood. Her dream to return to the studio to record was ultimately fulfilled when she flew to Nashville and once again teamed up with renowned producer Terry Sawchuk to record Bundle of Joy, a lullaby CD that celebrates the joys of motherhood. Eleanor received a 2009 East Coast Music Award nomination for Bundle of Joy for Children's Recording of the Year. In July 2010, Eleanor completed her third CD, Green Hills of Home. For this, Eleanor received an ECMA 2011 nomination for Roots / Traditional Solo Recording of the Year. Eleanor’s 2011 CD release, Holiday, is a 2-disc CD that offers holiday songs that fall into two collections creating two distinct sentiments – a “Naughty” side of up-tempo and jazzy secular selections and a “Nice” side of intimate and traditional hymns and carols. Eleanor resides in Toronto and in addition to her busy recording career, continues to focus on raising her daughter, Laura.
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