How a Calgary musician gave the gift of music to help relieve pandemic anxiety
Concert harpist Gianetta Baril spent 2 months touring in a van she converted into a rolling concert hall
This is a story from White Coat, Black Art's series called Prescription for Resilience: Coping with COVID on the many challenges people are facing during the pandemic, and what they're doing to find resilience.
Gianetta Baril is a professional concert harpist in Calgary. Last summer, after losing most of her work due to COVID-19, she found a way to perform, despite restrictions that isolated her from her audience.
She bought a van and turned it into a tiny home and rolling concert hall. In September and October, she toured through Alberta and B.C., bringing people together with the gift of music.
She played concerts outside seniors' residences, in campgrounds, on front lawns and in parks. She is planning a cross-country tour to start in April.
Photos: Baril's 'rolling concert hall'
Watch | Baril's journey through Alberta and B.C