May 18, 2016
BURLINGTON, ON – The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is pleased to announce its 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee: Bob Missen.
Tenor Robert Missen has a long and distinguished career in the Canadian music industry. Bob is a performer, artist manager, artistic director, producer and promoter. Commencing his performing career at the University of Guelph under the guidance of Nicholas Goldschmidt, the founder of the Canadian Opera, Bob went on to establish himself in the fields of opera, symphonic concerts, professional choral music and vocal chamber music. Bob was a founding member of Tapestry Singers, now Tapestry New Opera, which toured across Canada. He is featured on over twenty recordings and countless radio and television broadcasts. His current performing activities include solo concerts throughout Southern Ontario featuring the music of Gershwin and other American Songbook composers.
Bob’s contribution to the arts scene in Burlington includes founding Director of the Board for the Arts and Culture Collective of Burlington and most recently, founding member of Burlington New Millennium Orchestra. The Hall of Fame award, designed by Teresa Seaton, was presented to Bob Missen at the 2016-2017 Season Launch at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, May 17.
Established in 2013, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s Hall of Fame recognizes people who have made significant contributions to the performing arts in Burlington. Recipients of this award demonstrate the diversity of artistic accomplishment that comprises the rich cultural tapestry of the City of Burlington.
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre recognizes that the individual and group artists are paramount and fundamental to cultural development. These individuals and groups contribute to Burlington’s reputation as a city with a strong and sustained commitment toward the development of cultural excellence.
Past Hall of Fame inductees include Gordie Tapp, recognized for his years of service as performer and storyteller on radio, TV and on stage, Rainer Noack, Founder and Program Director of Burlington Student Theatre, and last year two individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame, Stuart Laughton one of the founding members of Canadian Brass and Lawrence Bonanno who introduced thousands of Burlington citizens to live theatre.
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is a spectacular LEED (Leadership in Environmental Design) GOLD certified facility. The Centre is inclusive and respectful to all, combining accessibility with imaginative design and creativity, incorporating accessibility features wherever possible. The mission of The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is to provide the people of Burlington with a broad range of excellent performance opportunities that will both inspire and delight.
Hilary Sadler, Manager, Marketing & PR
Tel: 905-681-2551 ext. 6302