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Regular Price: $100 (non-benefit portion will receive a tax receipt)

Student (18+): $50

High School Alumni: $25


For tickets, email:

Payment can be made either by cash or cheque.

Please include any allergy/dietary information.

All seating will be assigned. You can contact the above email to arrange seating next to specific guests.

Tickets must be purchased by November 1st, 2019. 

Are you ready for an amazing evening of

live entertainment?

Here is some of what we have in store for you:

Kirsten Appleyard

Kirsten received an M.A. in Art History from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 and a B.A. (University Scholars, Honours Program) from Baylor University in 2009. A curator at the National Gallery of Canada, Kirsten’s research interests range from late medieval/early Renaissance art to art of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, with a special focus on the contemporary Christian painter Arcabas. Kirsten has assisted on a number of exhibitions at the National Gallery, including Monet: A Bridge to Modernity (2015) and Paul Klee: The Berggruen Collection from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2018). She also curated an exhibition at Baylor University in 2010 titled Sacred Texts, Holy Images: Rouault’s Miserere and Chagall’s Bible Series.

Kirsten is currently teaching the Art course at Augustine College; she is the first Augustine professor to have graduated from the college (class of 2004).

Kirsten will give our keynote address.

Leora Nauta

Known for her intense and compelling performance ethic, Conductor and Organist Leora Nauta

excels in delivering arresting and powerful interpretations of the music she loves. Lauded by Radio Ara Europa as “an exceptional musician… warm, open, and absolutely impassioned in her craft”, Leora has devoted her entire life to the performance and proliferation of classical music worldwide. After a very long journey, she is delighted to call Ottawa her new home. Throughout her career Leora has challenged herself to share classical music with audiences in as many ways as possible. She has held Director, Organist, and Conductor positions across North America and Europe. As conductor, Leora has focused her energy on chamber repertoire, working closely with ensembles such as Quarterna Medieval Ensemble, Ensemble Laetitia and The Commonwealth Chorale. Her organ performance career has taken her to Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, The Netherlands, and across The USA and Canada. In addition to her work as conductor and performer, Leora serves as Director of Music at St. Timothy's Classical Academy, and directs several chamber choruses throughout the Ottawa area. 


For the gala on November 9th, we will be privileged to hear Leora performing Renaissance music on a portativ, a small pipe organ similar to the ones which were commonly used in the twelfth to sixteenth centuries.  

NAC violinists playing beautiful classical music during dinner.

Drama presentations, poetry recitations, and more...

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