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Kelowna Community Concert
Association

Upcoming events

remainder of The 2023-2024 season 

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Payadora

7:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2024
Evangel Church Auditorium, 3261 Gordon Drive

Toronto-based Payadora, a vibrant ensemble of some of Canada’s most widely respected chamber musicians, performs contemporary Argentinian/Uruguayan tango and folk music, as well as original compositions inspired by those traditions. Founded in 2013, Payadora draws from backgrounds in classical, jazz, Latin, Eastern European folk music and improvisation to deliver performances that are as creative, playful and inspirational as they are stylistically flawless. ARTIST WEBSITE

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Dock Side Drive

2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024
Evangel Church Auditorium, 3261 Gordon Drive

Dock Side Drive is an eight-piece swing, blues, jazz and show band from British Columbia’s West Coast. These talented and dynamic vocalists and instrumentalists entertain audiences with music from the 1930s through the ’60s, arranged in their own original swing style. You’ll be singing and swinging along to favourites from greats including Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington andThe Beatles.  ARTIST WEBSITE

2024 - 2025
Concert season
 

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The Dime Notes

7:30 p.m., Monday, September 23, 2024
Evangel Church Auditorium, 3261 Gordon Drive

Back by popular demand! The Dime Notes is a UK-based band specializing in the blues-drenched sounds of 1920s-era New Orleans jazz. Combining clarinet, piano, rhythm guitar and bass, the group evokes such greats as Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Dodds, Red Nichols and Duke Ellington. The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasizing the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies that made early jazz revolutionary, controversial — and wildly popular!  Visit the artists' website and enjoy their videos here.

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WÖR

7:30 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2024
Evangel Church Auditorium, 3261 Gordon Drive

 Live on stage, all the way from Belgium, comes WÖR! A sparkling instrumental folk group with boundless energy, passion and talent, WÖR (pronounced “were”) arranges delightful 18th-century melodies from the Belgian region of Flanders with an inventive, contemporary twist. With three albums and a fistful of awards and accolades, these five musicians (fiddle, saxophone, bagpipes, accordion and guitar) have dazzled audiences around the world.  Visit the artists' website and enjoy their videos here.

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Quartetto Gelato

7:30 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2025
Evangel Church Auditorium, 3261 Gordon Drive

Quartetto Gelato is an internationally renowned classical crossover quartet based in Hamilton, ON. These four artists have amazed and enchanted audiences around the world with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humour. Enjoy showpieces, romantic ballads, and blazing tango, klezmer, jazz and folk tunes, all brought to life through multi-instrument mastery, engaging vocals, and a delightfully relaxed and intimate stage presence. Visit the artists' website and enjoy their videos here. 

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MG3 & CGT

7:30 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2025
Evangel Church Auditorium, 3261 Gordon Drive

If a trio of highly accomplished guitarists can conjure musical magic, imagine what six can achieve. Since 2009, the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) and the California Guitar Trio (CGT) have electrified audiences with their breathtaking virtuoso performances. The MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars blend seamlessly with the CGT’s steel strings to deliver an inventive repertoire of original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz, and classical music. Visit MG3's website as well as CGT's. Enjoy their videos here and here

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Rastrelli Cello Quartet

2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2025
Evangel Church Auditorium, 3261 Gordon Drive

The Rastrelli Cello Quartet has astounded audiences around the globe for close to a quarter-century. Hailing from Russia and Belarus and established in Germany, these four classical virtuosos explore the cello’s uniquely diverse world of sound. Performing only music they love, these extraordinary musicians delight with a mixture of chamber music works, orchestral classics, and their own arrangements of popular music, jazz, klezmer and tango. Visit the artists' website and enjoy their videos here.

JOIN THE KCCA

Become a KCCA Member for the 2024 - 2025 Season

and

Enjoy Five Great Concerts!

 

Are you already a KCCA member?

 

If you're a current KCCA member (you hold a purple pass for the 2023-24 season), watch your e-mail inbox on March 26. That's when we will send you an invitation to resubscribe for the upcoming 2024 - 2025 KCCA season, along with instructions on how to do so.

 

Would you like to become a KCCA member?

 

If you haven't been a KCCA member this season, simply fill out this form to connect with us.  We will e-mail you instructions on becoming a KCCA member for the 2024-25 concert season.

Early-bird pricing!

Thanks to our all-volunteer structure, we've been able to keep the cost of a membership subscription stable at last year's incredibly low price of $120 per person for five outstanding concerts.

 

Better yet, we're offering an early-bird discount of $10 per full-priced adult pass purchased before April 30!

To encourage our young concert-goers, we also offer special student pricing -- $30 for school-aged children, and $60 for post-secondary students.

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact our Membership Director, Deb Meldram, at memberships@kelownacommunityconcerts.org.  

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Board of Directors

President:    Len McFarlane

Past President:    Betty Skilbeck

Treasurer:    Neil MacDonald

Secretary:    Ken Lindsay

Programming Director:   Sharon Attree

Membership Director:    Deb Meldram

Volunteer Coordinator:    Lynda Durose

Communications Director:    Nicole Baer

Director at Large:    Russ Meldram

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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.

ABOUT us

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. Pre-selling affordable season passes ensures that we have the stable budget needed to assemble our ambitious programs. 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.

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

CONTACT us

Box 21083, Orchard Park Mall, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N8

For information on season passes and KCCA membership, please contact Deb Meldram

at memberships@kelownacommunityconcerts.org

or by phone at (250) 765-3571

 

For general information contact Len McFarlane at (250) 764-5196 or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page

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Website by KCCA volunteer Nicole Baer, 2024

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