2019 was an exciting year as DeSonus expanded to two concerts on the fifth anniversary of DeSonus' first concert, one in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada and one in Calgary Alberta, Canada. DeSonus 2019 took us back to a cultural icon, the mixtape (or burned CD for the younger generations)! DeSonus 2019 MixTape Vol.1 had us singing along to some of our favourite songs like when you turned up your road trip mixtape as we raised over $18,000. Our guests were treated with some a collaboration of amazing talent from across Canada that came together to perform some unique renditions like the beautiful instrumental of Colours Of The Wind. We were proud to support three charities for this year's concert, a close to home charity for each concert and one common charity for our far away cause. The charities supported were the Airdrie Boys and Girls Club, the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, and the Ujamaa Grandmas (more can be found on these causes under the Charities tab).
The British Invasion
DeSonus 2018 took us on a trip down memory lane for most, into the seemingly bottomless barrel of musical talent that has come and continues to come out of the UK. DeSonus 2018 The British Invasion had us singing along to artists from all genres as we raised over $12,000. Our guests enjoyed unique musical journeys like this rendition of the rock anthem House of The Rising Sun. We were proud to support the Airdrie and Area Health Coop, as well as Medical Ministries International as our featured charities (more can be found on these causes under the Charities tab). This fourth annual concert brought talent from across Canada and the US and by all accounts was the best one yet!
Bringing it back to our Canadian roots! DeSonus 2017 was a huge success with improvement in all respects from DeSonus 2016. We raised over $8000 while taking our guests on a tour through the sounds of Canada that helped shape a multitude of generations of Canadian music listeners. From an acapella version of Lenard Cohen's Hallelujah to Rush rocking away to Tom Sawyer, DeSonus 2017 brought a plethora of genres to the table for all to enjoy! We were proud to support the Creative Impact Foundation, as well as The Tip of The Toes Foundation as our featured charities (more can be found on these causes under the Charities tab). Our third annual concert saw some changes throughout the program, but by all accounts our guests loved the changes. We are looking forward to another amazing concert this coming September. We hope to see you for DeSonus 2018 The British Invasion!
Wow what a fun event this was. Our first year in the Bert Church Theatre in Airdrie Alberta had its challenges but we were very excited with how the concert went with doubling our previous years fundraising efforts! DeSonus 2016 took a musical journey through some of HollyWoods greatest film hits, from Celine pulling your heartstrings in the Titanic to the BeeGees in Saturday Night Fever. We were thrilled to support the Airdrie and District Hospice Society, along with A Better World Canada as our amazing featured charities (more can be found on these causes under the Charities tab). The second annual DeSonus concert was a step up in all aspects, from a delicious taste of local cuisine in our restaurant alley to the red carpet as you entered the lobby and finally with the amazing talent that was brought in from far and wide. Some of that talent was from our own backyard and included for the first time some members of the George McDougall Band which we were unbelievably impressed with. The support from the community towards this concept continued to impress us.
Our Inaugural Event
The first DeSonus concert was on a beautiful September evening at the DayBreak Community Church in Airdrie, AB. We were lucky to have two amazing causes join our vision for what would turn into an annual event. Our inaugural partners were the Habitat for Humanity Airdrie, along with A Place of Rescue in Cambodia, through the BuckSpring Foundation, as our first featured charities (more can be found on these causes under the Charities tab). Our first concert was quaint but packed a punch. A full house was rocking to the biggest hits from every decade since the 50's. Elvis to Ed Sheeran set the stage for what would be a successful evening and a continuing project for the next 4 years!
A huge thanks to those who have supported us and attended since day 1, our vision would not be possible without your support.
Listen to a Mash-Up of our 2015 concert!
DeSonus 2015 Mash-up -