Earlier this week we ran highlights from the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Gala that took place over the weekend. Apt613 was invited to the red carpet. Here are some of the award recipients and special guests of the evening plus a few of the performers.
Sarah McLachlan and Geoff Courtnall – Sarah McLachlan was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Popular Music)
Atom Egoyan – 2015 Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Film)
Former Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien and his wife, Aline Chretien
Michael M. Koerner – 2015 Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts
Diana Leblanc – 2015 Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Theatre)
Walter Boudreau – 2015 Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Classical Music)
R.H. Thomson and his beautiful family – 2015 Lifetime Artistic Achievement (Theatre)
Jean-Marc Vallée – 2015 National Arts Centre Award
Canadian Governor General, RH David Johnston and his wife, Sharon Johnston
The Fanfare Trumpets of the Governor General’s Foot Guards
The gala’s host, Colm Feore
Mezzo-soprano, Wallis Giunta, sings her operatic tribute to Atom Egoyan in Mozart’s,”Smanie implacabili”
Montreal’s indie rock band, Half Moon Run, perform “Full Circle”, in tribute to GGPAA recipient, Jean-Marc Vallée.
Singer/songwriter, Serena Ryder, performs, “I Will Remember You”, in tribute to GGPAA recipient, Sarah McLachlan
Birds eye view of post-gala festivities in the NAC’s foyer