Your Stories Told in Music – with Carol Gonzalez & Beryl Bernay
October 17, 2021
11:00 am
Zoom Video Conference

Beryl was Carol’s Auntie Mame, an extravagant free-spirited charismatic presence. She introduced Carol to New York City, to having an intimate relationship with the arts, and living large. She brought the world with her when she visited Carol’s family. Each moment of life was enhanced by her presence. She loved life, children, animals, justice, culture, and all things international. She was an incredible artist. Carol is stewarding Beryl’s paintings and photography. Carol will share about some of her works during this concert.

Discover Beryl Bernay’s art and photography here:

This is an interactive online experience. Craig’s spontaneous piano improvisations will brilliantly re-create your shared intentions, experiences, memories, and dreams. He encourages you to engage in dialogue and share your video during this event to create a rich and connecting experience for everyone. However, you are always welcome to participate in whatever way works best for you. That could look like turning off your video, simply sitting back and listening, or sharing in the chat. Most months, a guest artist will join Craig. This could be a painter, a poet, a sculptor, a photographer or other creative who expresses themselves in a medium other than music. Stay tuned for our guest artists.

I cannot express in strong enough words how engaging, beautiful, and frankly healing Craig Addy’s music is during these challenging times. Even beyond the wonderful music, the gathering’s real magic was from the folks who showed up and shared their emotions, intentions, memories, and dreams.


Craig is practicing the gift economy for this event. What does that mean?

It means there is no prescribed or required fee to participate.

This isn’t quite the same as saying it’s free. The problem with offering it for free is that people may not see it as valuable. They’ll sometimes come in with low expectations and low commitment. Furthermore, I want to honour the years of practicing and performing and the months that I spent making these concerts the best I possibly can online.

The solution is I let YOU choose the event fee. You can contribute now, during or after the event.

You can choose an amount that feels right to you given:

  • Your financial means
  • Your anticipation of value
  • Similar events on the market
  • What represents a gesture of commitment
  • Your desire to support my continued work
  • If your financial means are limited, then you can choose a token amount or even zero.

That makes this event accessible to everyone.

If you’d like to contribute in advance, you can do that here:

Craig will record this event and portions may be shared publicly. However, any portions shared that identify you in any way will only be shared with your permission.