Murray McLauchlan, Margaret Atwood, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy and more Gather To Support Care Through Music

A dazzling roster of musical, literary and stage talent is set to host an  uplifting evening while raising funds for a dementia support program.


A marquee Canadian line-up – iconic folk singer/songwriter Murray McLauchlan, best-selling author Margaret Atwood, East Coast fiddle sensation Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Soulpepper Theatre Company founder, actor/director Albert Schultz, acclaimed Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, dancer Travis Knights and blues singer/guitarist Matt Andersen,  will appear at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio on Friday, May 5, 2017 for Voices That Care, a concert benefiting the Room 217 Foundation.


Proceeds from Voices That Care support Room 217’s dementia singing program, which vastly enriches the lives of Canadians suffering with dementia, while providing education to caregivers wishing to integrate music into their care practice. Click here to watch a video of the program in action.


Music touches all of us and is increasingly becoming a valued dimension of healthcare. Voices That Care – to be hosted by TV personality and author Denise Donlon – underscores the healing power of music while raising funds for the essential ongoing efforts of the Room 217 Foundation.

Who: Murray McLauchlan, Margaret Atwood, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Albert Schultz, Ben Heppner, Travis Knights and Matt Andersen.

What: Voices That Care, benefiting The Room 217 Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving quality of life and care for Canadians in life-threatening and complex-care circumstances through music.

When: Friday, May 5, 2017. 7 pm-8 pm: Pre-concert cocktail & hors d’oeuvres reception; 8 pm-10:30 pm: performance (with one intermission); 10:30 pm-11:30 pm: VIP reception.

Where: The Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St West, Toronto.

How: Tickets are $175 and are available online ( or by calling the Room 217 office at 905-852-2499 or toll free at 1-888-985-0217. Accessible seating available. A portion will be tax-receipted.

For more information, please contact:

Eric Alper Public Relations // P: 647-971-3742

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