© Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Members of the Confederation Centre Young Company perform Canada Day.
Editor: Please don’t miss the Young Company performance outdoors at Confederation Centre, from noon to 12.45 daily (Memorial Hall on wet days) to Aug. 23.
I have seen musical performances in London, England, New York City, Los Angeles, California, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (one of these featured dear Rita MacNeil), Ottawa and Montreal. The Young Company outclass all and any of the ones I have attended.
The professionalism of the entire performance — many forms of dance, song, acting, costumes, content — is world-class. The entire company including, of course, the various equally world-class producers of such a magnificent performance, are a credit to our country.
It is an amazing feat to feature so many of the cultures that make up our beautiful Canada and in doing so make us feel proud to be a part of this magnificent land. The content is also touching, especially in choral tribute to those who cannot ever return to their country of birth.
Although most immigrants, like myself, have a fierce love and loyalty to Canada, some can never return to their homeland even for a visit. This is tragic and the fact acknowledged so beautifully in the performance.
My hope is that every one of these performers and producers may prosper in their careers and share their amazing talents with the world. Had this performance been staged in some cities there would probably have been an extremely high cover charge. Thankfully a donation is all that is suggested.
Good for you Young Company.