Presented by BMO Nesbitt Burns,
the 6th Annual Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala took place on March 28, 2010, in the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
The event honoured Modern Era Inductees Rush and Robert Charlebois, as well as 16 timeless songs by some of Canada’s most influential songwriters and two Legacy Award recipients. The CSHF bestowed the Frank Davies Legacy Award, named after the founder of the CSHF/PACC, to recorded-sound archivist Edward B. Moogk. The CMPA (Canadian Music Publishers Association) Legacy award was presented to Quebec impresario, producer and agent Guy Latraverse.
The 6th Annual CSHF Gala, hosted by Gregory Charles, was once again aired by broadcast partner CBC on Radio 2 on Monday, March 29 across the country as a special presentation of Canada Live and on Espace Musique in Quebec.
The Gala featured performances by an outstanding and diverse line-up. Three of Rush’s greatest hits were honoured by amazing talent: Alexisonfire rocked-out with Tom Sawyer; Les Claypool gave a dexterous rendition of The Spirit of Radio; and Hamilton sensation Jacob Moon wowed the audience with his unique version of Subdivisions.
Quebec superstar Robert Charlebois played his classic song Ordinaire, co-written with Mouffe and Pierre Nadeau. Dumas along with Catherine Durand performed Lindberg by Charlebois and Claude Péloquin; and Pierre Flynn was joined by Mara Tremblay in a performance of Fu Man Chu by Charlebois and co-writers Claude Gagnon and Marcel Sabourin.
Lily Frost and Sean Cullen performed a charming rendition of Come Josephine in My Flying Machine written by Alfred Bryan and Fred Fisher; DJ Champion wowed the crowd with Michel Pagliaro’s hit J'entends frapper; Le Vent du Nord pulled off an amazing version of the classic song Des mitaines pas de pouces (by Ovila Légaré) and Marie-Jo Thério gave a magical rendition of Deux enfants du meme âge by Germaine Dugas.
6th Annual Gala Press Conference
The CSHF’s 2010 Press Conference took place in the George Weston Recital Hall of the Toronto Centre for the Arts on January 19, 2010.
Co-hosts Geneviève Borne and Lily Frost revealed the 2010 inductees to be honoured at the 6th Annual Gala on March 28, 2010.
It was also announced that the CSHF and the Toronto Centre for the Arts have established a strategic partnership that will help expand the CSHF’s mandate by presenting regular and diverse music programming, on-going educational initiatives and a permanent "bricks & mortar" home for the Hall of Fame to be located at the TCA.
The audience, made up of media and industry movers and shakers, were treated to a special performance by Vincent Vallières, who played a rendition of 2010 Inductee Robert Charlebois’ Les ailes d’un ange. Hamilton’s own Jacob Moon gave a phenomenal performance of Subdivisions, written by 2010 Inductees, Rush.
– Les ailes d’un ange