Frequently Asked Questions

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How long is each concert?

The basic concert is 45 minutes long, including narrative/storytelling, which is a hugely important part of the presentation.

Are Concerts in Care musicians paid?


Why should performers be paid?  Wouldn’t they do this work as a service?

A great many performers have visited health care sites as volunteers, but professional artists cannot be expected to give away their services on a regular basis. Concerts in Care (CiC) performances are professional, excellent, and consistently delivered.  It is entirely appropriate and necessary that the work of performer partners of the CiC be paid for.    
Is a range of genres provided?

Programmes usually feature from one to four performers offering a wide range of genres including classical music, light music, jazz, and American songbook.  We also have a few special event ensembles, such as Gatsby, Mardi Gras, and Midsummer Night.

How can I donate to Concerts in Care - Health Arts Society of Ontario?

Click on the DONATE NOW button at the top of the page, and you will go directly to our Canada Helps donation page for online donations.


Send a cheque to the address below.  A charitable donation receipt is issued for any amount.

Health Arts Society of Ontario
500 – 59 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON  M5C 1K6
Registered Charity # 85295 3462 RR0001

I have other questions.  How can I get answers to them?

Please e-mail and we will be pleased to answer all questions about the work of the Society.