Important Notice to Members
Members of the Kelowna Community Concert Association are cordially invited to attend our 2022 Annual General Meeting. It takes place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 at the Kelowna Senior Citizens Society (Branch 17), 1353 Richter Street, Kelowna.
Kelowna Community Concert
Kelowna community theatre
1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC
IMPORTANT NOTE: The event listings below are presented in colours that correspond to the colour of the membership card issued for each season. Thus, blue is for a rescheduled 2020-2021 ballet, red represents the remaining concert of the 2021-2022 season, and green is for the upcoming 2022-2023 season.
Christopher Hall - Comic Orchestra
2 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2022 (Matinée)
As principal clarinet of the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal, Christopher Hall found orchestra work far too serious. He left to become a stand-up comedian, delivering a hilarious melange of laughs and fine music. His acclaimed concert ‘Comic Orchestra’ has wowed audiences across North America and Germany. Still audiences are warned, “Do not take this man seriously!” ARTIST WEBSITE.
The Winnipeg Singers
12 Noon, Sunday, November 27, 2022 (Matinée) Pls note earlier time!
The Winnipeg Singers, one of Canada's finest choral ensembles, are dedicated to performing choral music of the highest standard. Under the artistic direction of Yuri Klaz, the 24 trained voices perform repertoire from the Renaissance to the present. ARTIST WEBSITE.
The GoH Ballet
2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2023
Rescheduled from the 2020-21 season
The young dancers of Vancouver's Goh Ballet Academy will perform a dazzling selection of large- and small-group pieces from well-known classical works, including The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, and Ocean & Pearls, as well as solo performances of more contemporary pieces. The Academy, founded in 1978, is recognized internationally for its high-calibre classical ballet training and performances. ARTIST WEBSITE.
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2023
One piano and a collection of percussion instruments weave together a pageant for the ear and eye. Pianists Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann first met and performed with percussionist Rod Thomas Squance at the Banff Centre 20 years ago. Their musical bond has created performances that span styles and periods, melding the excitement of a percussion ensemble with the sophistication of a traditional classical concert. ARTIST WEBSITE.
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2023
A celebrated soloist and chamber musician, German-born cellist Leonard Elschenbroich has performed with orchestras around the world. Described by the New York Times as “a musician of great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth,” his recordings and performances include works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninov. As a champion of new music, he has also commissioned and performed works by several contemporary composers. ARTIST WEBSITE.
true north brass
2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2023 (Matinée)
True North Brass has been a prominent fixture on the brass chamber music landscape for more than 20 years. In 2018, with new membership, a new sound and new repertoire, the group reemerged onto the Canadian and international concert stage, reestablishing itself as one of the world’s finest brass ensembles. With some of Canada’s most prominent orchestral brass players, the new True North Brass is equally at home in recital, in music education or collaborating with symphony orchestras. ARTIST WEBSITE.
Don vappie & jazz créole
7:30 p.m., Monday, May 22, 2023
Dubbed “the coolest cat” in New Orleans, Don Vappie brings the rich history, culture and music of New Orleans to the stage with Jazz Créole — David Horniblow on clarinet, Dave Kelbie on guitar, Tom Wheatley on bass, and the cool cat himself on banjo and vocals. Winner of the 2021 Steve Martin banjo prize, Don Vappie is also being inducted into the Banjo Hall of Fame. ARTIST WEBSITE.
With a loyal following for more than 50 years, the non-profit Kelowna Community Concert Association presents five first-class concerts a year, generally between September and May. Only professional artists of international and national stature and acclaim are selected to present a variety of music, theatre and dance with wide audience appeal.
Run entirely by volunteers, the KCCA receives no outside funding and does not solicit sponsors. By pre-selling affordable memberships, we ensure that the Kelowna Community Theatre is full for each of our performances. Each year we also donate two $500 scholarships to students of the Kelowna Community Music School.
Volunteers help with backstage refreshments for performers, mail-outs to members, stage managing, hosting receptions and floral arrangements. We’re extremely grateful to our volunteers, who enable us to present these professional concerts at such a reasonable cost.
President: Len McFarlane
Past President & Program Chair: Betty Skilbeck
Treasurer: Mervyn Scott
Secretary: Ken Lindsay
Membership Chair: Deb Meldram
Concert Chair: Brenda Karvonen
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Box 22101 Capri Centre, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N9
For membership information and single-event passes please contact Deb Meldram at (250) 765-3571
For general information contact Len McFarlane at (250) 764-5196
Website created by KCCA volunteer Nicole Baer, 2022