Kelowna Community Concert
Kelowna community theatre
1375 Water Street, Kelowna, BC
The True North Brass concert, to be presented at 2 p.m. on April 23, is the final concert held over from the 2021-2022 season (for holders of red membership cards). The other concerts listed on this page are offered as part of the current 2022-2023 season (green membership cards).
All concerts listed here are presented at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street.
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.
& 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 has a full house 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: Betty Skilbeck
Treasurer: Neil MacDonald
Secretary: Ken Lindsay
Programming Chair: Sharon Attree
Membership Chair: Deb Meldram
Concert Chair: Brenda Karvonen
Hospitality: Carmella Hohwy
Communications: Nicole Baer
KCCA supports the objectives of Kelowna's Citizens for a New Performing Arts Centre. We encourage you to visit their website, kelownaperformingarts.ca, to register your support for an iconic new stage in downtown Kelowna.
recent concert Reviews
Website by KCCA volunteer Nicole Baer, 2023