High Notes Avante Presents


A digital concert featuring Grammy and Juno awarded musicians, and other exceptional people touched by mental illness


A digital concert featuring Grammy and Juno awarded musicians and other artists who have been touched by mental illness and still create amazing art.


Luba Goy – Host

Stephen Sitarski – Concert master of Esprit Orchestra & Hamilton Philharmonic debuting a special composition by Frank Horvat entitled ‘to Cope and to Manage’.

Dr David Goldbloom, Chief Medical Advisor, CAMH – reasons to be hopeful and how music helps us cope.

High Notes Voices – a choir made up of people touched by mental illness perform ‘Lean On Me’ with

Dan Hill, Grammy-awarded singer/songwriter

Ron Korb, Flute – Grammy nominee

Amici Chamber Ensemble, Juno award winners

Lily Frost, singer/songwriter

Marcia Chum-Gibbons, multiple Native American Music Award nominee

Giles Tomkins, Baritone

Erika Nielsen, Cello, Author – ‘Sound Mind’

Sebastian Hirtenstein, Dancer

priyana, Singer/Songwriter

Marshal Wang, Pianist


The concert will be streamed on the High Notes Avante Facebook page and the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre page

Admission is free but donations via CANADA HELPS are greatly appreciated and will go towards

High Notes Avante’s online programs for people touched by mental illness, including the High

Notes Voices choir, High Notes Movie Club and High Notes Book club.


Monday, January 24th, 2022 8PM

Donations will be accepted via Canada Helps


Stephen Shinn


During the lock-down of 2021, HNA produced a very basic first Concert of Hope which earned them a Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now grant to produce this second concert.

About High Notes Avante’s registered charitable objectives:

High Notes Avante is a registered charity who uses artistic expression to raise the image of mental illness, inspire, connect and give hope to those touched by mental illness.

To relieve conditions associated with mental illness by offering art productions directed towards the alleviation of loneliness and isolation, as well as to reduce the associated stigma.

To promote mental health by providing information from mental health professionals and testimonials from artists, well-known personalities andothers who suffer or have suffered from mental illness.