May 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Diana Ross © Al Watson

NAC Gala with Diana Ross

Live in Concert with the NAC Orchestra

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Diana Ross © Al Watson
Music Classical music Vocal Soul music

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Tickets starting at $229. Tax receipts are issued approximately one month post-event, and are mailed to the ticket purchasers` name and address, as indicated on the “My NAC Account”.

6:00 p.m. Red carpet and pre-concert reception.

7:00 p.m. Concert begins.

Join us for the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience living legend, Diana Ross performing live with the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the 22nd annual NAC Gala.

This glamorous fundraising soirée starts with your walk down the red carpet to live music, performed by Montreal-based group Discothèque, followed by a pre-concert reception. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and hors-d'oeuvres prepared by NAC Executive Chef Kenton Leier as you mix and mingle with the who’s who of Ottawa.

Diana Ross, widely considered the most successful recording artist and entertainer of all time, was integral to the creation of Motown. From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Diana Ross shaped the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving the way to contemporary music.

Her voice, described as “honey with soulful sensibility,” produced 14 Top ten albums,18 number one songs and music sales exceeding 100 million units around the world. The latest in a string of number ones includes a new remix of the 1971 classic, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 2017” which topped the Billboard Dance Club Chart this year.

Ross holds a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Hero Award, NAACP Entertainer Award, Billboard’s Female Entertainer of the Century Award, The Soul Train Legend Award, and an American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and she is one of the few celebrities to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience this legendary entertainer as she takes to the NAC’s Southam Hall stage for a rare, knockout performance effusing her signature power, poise and panache.

The NAC Gala fundraiser benefits the National Youth and Education Trust by providing much-needed resources for the National Arts Centre’s youth and education programming all across the country.

Performance is approximately 2 hours including intermission

Diana Ross © Al Watson