November 2016

  • Speaking Events or Entertainment every second Tuesday from September to December then from March to May from 1:30 to 2:30pm at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke West

November 1, 2016 MARY ANN LACEY MSc(A), S-LP(C)  , Multidiciplinary Artist

Title of Presentation: Voice: Jazz to Speech Pathology


Bio: Montréal jazz vocalist and multidisciplinary artist Mary Ann Lacey has performed internationally from Argentina to Japan. Her elegant and refined delivery has won her many fans “wonderful voice…beautiful singer” (Sheila Jordan). She does what every great jazz vocalist must do: she takes the standards and gives them new life and direction without straying from the true essence of the song. She honed her craft in New York with Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Peter Eldridge and Barry Harris to name a few. She performs regularly on the Montreal jazz circuit and has recorded for CBC radio, Radio National Argentina, and Télé-Quebec. Her original song “ He Just Might” has been featured on many jazz radio programs across the country and is the title track on her CD. She regularly performs at L’Escalier Montreal, Café-Bar with her quintet.

Mary Ann has also performed and created several dance works around the globe. In 2001 while working in dance theatre in Berlin she created the critically acclaimed show Berlin Expedition a 30’s styled cabaret. Kitchen Angels (2009) an HD dance video that she directed and produced screened at the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québecois where she received a prize for Ciné-Danse. She regularly performs at Festival Cambalache, in Buenos Aires where she premiered two works The Ladies Tango Society: Un Histoiria de Amour and Aquellos Zapatos Rojos. She teaches Argentinean tango in Montreal at McGill University and in Westmount.

Presently Mary Ann works as a Speech-Language Pathologist with a specialty in voice disorders.


(Mary Ann will be accompanied by Richard Nolet on Guitar)



November 22, 2016


VITTORIO CANTA, Sunday Painter

Title of Presentation: Presenting Vita di Milano


Bio: Vittorio Canta presenting the significance of the work of Vita Di Milano in the humanistic , cultural and social context of our society.