2022 | Singing the ’97 recital series

Community Events
50th Parallel Estate Winery
Sep 15 | 7:30PM
Cathedral Church of St Michael's & All Angels
Sep 16 | 7:30PM
Private Residence: Naramata
Sep 24 | 7:00PM
Venables Theatre
Sep 25 | 2:00PM
Poplar Grove Winery
Sep 28 | 5:00PM
RUNTIME 1.5 hours

Thank you for joining us!

Opera Kelowna is partnering with friends up and down Highway 97 to bring an exquisite musical experience to your backyard this September.

The recital series features internationally recognized tenor Colin Ainsworth and renowned collaborative pianist Laura Loewen, who have crafted a program entitled “Ring of Words.” The selections feature beautiful poetic language that explores the cycles of joy, love, sorrow and loss, encompassed in early 20th and 21st-century music for piano and voice. Enjoy poignant performances of the works of British composers Ralph Vaughn William and Gerald Finzi, Venezuelan-French composer Reynaldo Hahn. Then be prepared for a startling, laugh-out-loud song cycle by Tom Cipullo featuring the poetry of former U.S Poet Laureate Billy Collins.  The recital concludes with the soaring and stirring music of well-loved Neapolitan music.  Will there be a brief and delightful opportunity for audience participation?  Join us and find out!

Sample the specially crafted culinary creations and exquisite varietals at 50th Parallel Estate Winery or Poplar Grove Winery, enjoy the extraordinary acoustics of the Cathedral Church of St. Michael’s and All Angels in Kelowna, or join us for a matinee at the Venables Theatre in Oliver!


Colin Ainsworth and Laura Loewen perform in Naramata in September 2021.

50th Parallel Estate Winery (Lake Country) 

Embrace an unparalleled concert experience with vineyard and lake views, including a private interval reception in the Tank Hall. Limited tickets available.


Cathedral Church of St Michael’s & All Angels (Kelowna)

Immerse yourself in one of Kelowna’s most acoustically beautiful spaces: Cathedral Church of St Michael’s & All Angels

General Admission Tickets are $40; a small number of pay-what-you-will tickets are available.


Venables Theatre (Oliver)

Join us for a memorable afternoon performance for the entire family.

General Admission: $40
Pay-what-you-will tickets available by phoning the Venables Theatre Box office

Poplar Grove Winery (Penticton)

Hosted by Owner Tony Holler, the Poplar Grove recital experience pairs the stunning performance with equally gorgeous views, wine, canapes, and a chance to bid on large format library of wines not otherwise available!


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