Global Alumni Holiday Celebration

Friday, December 11, 2020
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Registration is closed


Dawn Tyler Watson, BFA 94, Patrick Lehman BFA 09, Amelia McFall-Keeffe, BFA 16, Olivia Khoury


This event is free


University Advancement



Friday, December 11, 2020

Toast the season online with #CUalumni around the world!

Our annual holiday celebration is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the Concordia community, enjoy musical performances and groove to holiday sounds with our favourite DJ, Chris Tan, BFA 11.

Hear music from Dawn Tyler Watson, BFA 94, Patrick Lehman, BFA 09, Amelia McFall-Keefe, BFA 16 and current jazz student Olivia Khoury

Show off your most festive attire and lift a glass to celebrate the season and send good wishes to each other. Our holiday cocktail suggestion is the Cranberry Champagne Cocktail / Mocktail (recipe below) or bring a drink of choice!

Dawn Tyler Watson, BFA 94

Dawn Tyler Watson photo (c) Lori Calman

Montreal-based singer/songwriter Dawn Tyler Watson, BFA 94, has earned her place among Canada’s Blues elite and her fiery stage presence has garnered her national and international recognition.

She’s the recipient of five Canadian Maple Blues Awards, nine Quebec Lys Blues Awards, and a Screaming Jay Hawkins Award for Best Live Performance, among other accolades.

Dawn’s style is an eclectic influence of Jazz, Soul, Folk and Gospel that pushes the boundaries of traditional Blues into a whole new dimension.

Read more about Dawn: Lady sings the blues

Patrick Lehman, BFA 09

Patrick Lehman, BFA 09

Patrick Lehman was named “Canada’s best-kept soul secret” by CBC music. He is a Yamaha recording artist, songwriter and producer from Montreal. His last album “Butchy’s Son” received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Juno award in 2016 for the "Best Soul/R&B Recording of the Year" category with the Weeknd and Alessia Cara.

While still studying integrative jazz at Concordia, Patrick was asked to perform at the Montreal International Jazz Festival's Paul Simon tribute, alongside Sam Roberts and Elvis Costello. The show, attended by 150,000 people in the streets of Montreal, was subsequently broadcast on Bravo, ArTV and CBC television. 

Most recently, Patrick performed live at the Omnia at Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas, and his song "Long Road" was featured in the second season of the hit Showtime series "Smilf."

Amelia McFall-Keefe, BFA 16

Amelia McFall-Keefe

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Amelia McFall-Keefe lives and works in London, England. She studied Jazz voice at Concordia University and during that time, she was the four-time recipient of the Jeri Brown Acapella music Scholarship Award.

Over the last few years, she has performed at many events, including weddings, cocktails, Concordia University alumni events, government events and solo performances. Amelia’s music takes root in many different genres, including blues, country, folk and contemporary R&B. Ranging from soothing vocals and soft piano ballads to more contemporary production pieces featuring punchy vocals.

Olivia Khoury
Current student in BFA specialization jazz studies 

Olivia Khoury

Olivia Khoury is a Montreal-born singer-songwriter and interdisciplinary artist, revolving around dance and music.

Recent winner of the Concordia's Oscar Peterson award and finalist for the En route pour la gloire competition hosted by the FrancoFolies festival of Montreal, Olivia charms audiences with her poetic lyrics and enthralling vocals.

Her music is deeply rooted in jazz, folk and latin rhythms. The songs are rich with dreamlike textures and inspired by her numerous travels around the globe.

Chris Tan, BFA 11

Chris Tan, BFA 18

Royce & Tan began their rise into the DJ world as an opening act for many of the worlds top acts, including Calving Harris, (the late) Avicii, Dada Life, Steve Aoki, Adventure Club and many more.

Their love for music quickly transitioned them into the world of music production where they've set off on their own path of productions that have been supported throughout the globe by all pedigrees of DJs.

They are known for their bouncy and creative high-energy sets as well as their wild personas. They’ve been recognized for their multiple plays at Escapade Music Festival and Wake Up Music Festival.

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