2017 | A Classical Christmas

Community Events
Evangel Church
Nov 25 | 7:30PM
Nov 25 | 7:30PM

Opera Kelowna is proud to welcome Maestro Leslie Dala, Associate Conductor of Vancouver Opera, to join in presenting a Classical concert of traditional and operatic favourites. As one of Canada’s most recognized conductors and pianists, Maestro Dala will perform piano solo selections as well as accompany four of Canada’s leading operatic artists along with a chorus of 50 children from Kelowna Youth Choir (Kelowna Community Music School) in a candlelit procession.

Kelowna Youth Choir (Kelowna Community Music School)

Ben Barbaza, Lenna Barbaza, Caitlyn Bertetic, Amelia Binsted, Holly Binsted, Thea Boulter, Gabrielle Cameron, Hannah Cameron, Lauren Chayka, Paige Currie, Hannah de Viveiros, Maya Elliott, Anaka Fuller, Sophia Gaertner, Tova Galvagno, Andrea Garrido, Isabella Garido, Georgia Gordon, Olivia Hallisey, Harlie Hedges, Anna Hisdal, Aanika Jonson, Kalista Klaver, Kailyn Lafrenie, Mia Makela, Sophia Manoin, Janine Matter, Kyle McEachern, Helena Medgyesi, Maya Muendel, Alicia Nichols, Sophie Planchat, Amaris Richardson, Lily Riley, Willa Riley, Summer Ritchie, Vivian Schmeekle, Anna Sicoe, Anna Spraggs, Ella Thiessen, Brianna Wallace, Katy Webb-Orriss, Aubrea Wiebe, Flora Wilson, Shayla Wilson, Ella Young, Lilianna Young, Ava Zydowicz.

Opera Kelowna Victorian Double Quartet

Allison Kooijman, soprano
Jay Laflamme, soprano
Kendra McFarland, soprano
Kathryn Lockhart, alto
Natalia Polchenko, alto
Peter Johner, tenor

Conagher Jones, tenor
Hal Spelliscy, bass
Alex Wedensky, bass
Anika Louw, child soloist

Kelowna Youth Choir

Operated by the Kelowna Community Music School (KCMS) and made up of students from the local community, the Kelowna Youth Choir is delighted to take part in A Classical Christmas with Opera Kelowna. We rehearse weekly at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, and perform at various venues throughout the city across the season. Partnerships have included the KCMS String Ensembles, faculty and students, Spectrum Singers, Okanagan Festival Singers and, for the second time this year, Opera Kelowna. Led by Laura Mireau and accompanied by Ursula Pidgeon, we are also grateful to Gwen Plitt for her invaluable assistance as Associate Conductor. The choir’s mandate is to enrich the lives of children and youth in the community by providing nonauditioned access to high quality training in vocal technique, theory and aural skills whilst maximizing musical, personal and social development through performance opportunities. If you are interested in joining us, please either call 250 860 1737 or go to the KCMS website: kelownacommunitymusicschool.ca.

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