Broadcast Live on Sunday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. EST
The concerts are not pre-recorded and cannot be viewed at a later date. Audiences must tune into the live broadcast in order to watch.
Crooner Michael Vanhevel sings swinging hits from the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s including Bobby Darin’s “Beyond The Sea”, Dean Martin’s “Ain't That a Kick in the Head”, Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, and more. Michael is accompanied by Music Director Mark Payne on piano, Alex Baerg on guitar, Dan Baerg on drums, Tony DeLuca on saxophone, and Mark Laidman on bass.
- The concert will broadcast live on the Music Performance Trust Fund Facebook page. It is available for viewers in Canada and the U.S. only. The live broadcast will be available for viewing on March 7 at 7:00 p.m.; it will not be available in advance.
- Patrons may be able to view the live broadcast in a browser outside of Facebook, but this has been hit or miss depending on the device and browser. Click here for further details and recommendations.
How long is the concert?
45 to 60 minutes
Michael Vanhevel is a rising star in the Canadian music scene. His voice and style having often been likened to Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Michael Bublé. Hailing from the south-western Ontario beach town of Grand Bend, and now living with his family in historic Petrolia, he travels across North America showcasing his infectious love for, and wildly enthusiastic takes on the “Crooner” genre wherever he performs. Vanhevel has been applauded by bandleaders, theatregoers and music aficionados alike for his musical ability, showmanship, charm, and authenticity.
- Please note, this concert will be available for viewing on March 7 at 7:00 p.m. only; it will not be available in advance.
- This concert cannot be viewed at a later date. Audiences must tune into the live broadcast in order to watch.
- Click the play button below at the exact concert start time to view the live broadcast.
- Enjoy the show!
Live broadcasting is when a video feed is sent over the Internet in real time without being recorded in advance.
I do not have Facebook, can I still watch the concerts?
Patrons may be able to view the live broadcasts in a browser outside of Facebook, but this has been hit or miss depending on the device and browser. Click here for further details and recommendations.
I am busy on Sundays. Will I be able to view the cabaret concerts at another time?
Each concert will be broadcast live and must be watched in real time. Unfortunately, these concerts are not available for viewing outside of the original broadcast times. They cannot be viewed before or after the scheduled time.
How long are the concerts?
Each concert will be approximately 45 to 60 minutes long.
I have friends and family who would like to watch the series. Can I share the concerts with them?
Yes, these concerts are free to the public. However, they are only available to viewers in Canada and the United States because the series is supported by the Music Performance Trust Fund, which only permits viewers in these two countries.
What is the Music Performance Trust Fund?
Established in 1948, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) is a non-profit independent public service organization whose mission includes contributing to the public knowledge and appreciation of music, as well as making music a part of every child's life experience. Headquartered in New York City, MPTF evolved from a landmark collective bargaining agreement between the American Federation of Musicians and the major recording companies of the day. Today the MPTF is a vital organization that brings music to the public and supplements the income of musicians, all at no cost to those receiving this precious gift of music.
The play link will become active at exactly 7:00 p.m. on March 7. It will not be available before or after this time. Please click play at exactly 7:00 p.m. to watch the live broadcast.