Annual spring concerts held

One of the wonderful things about spring is the arrival of spring concerts.

One of the wonderful things about spring, in addition to daffodils, the arrowroot balsam root sunflowers on Giant’s Head and the orchards beginning to blossom is the arrival of spring concerts.

So far we’ve had a mariachi band and Anything Goes, the annual spring concert by The Tune Agers.

At the end of April, Musaic Vocal Ensemble will present their annual spring concert.

Musaic Vocal Ensemble has been busy over the winter preparing their spring concert and they are now ready to Rise Again in song.

You are invited to join them at St John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 26 when they present an incredible array of vocal selections chosen by their director, Tracy Stuchbery.

This concert will feature a rich mix of music, in five different languages including: Baba Yetu; Woodsmoke and Oranges; Ubi Caritas; Cantique de Jean Racine; Johann Sebastian Bach’s O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht; and We Rise Again. This is just a small selection of the music you will hear.

They will also be joined by some guests including the Penticton Academy of Music Youth Choir, as well as a string section consisting of Elizabeth Lupton, John Suderman, Sarah Anderson and Olivia Walsh.

Tickets are now on sale at James on Kelly and from any Musaic member.

It will be an exciting afternoon of great music so get your tickets early.

As I mentioned last week, we have some great live theatre as well.

Shooting Star, a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our lives, opens next Thursday, April 9 at the Cannery Stage and later in the month the Penticton Chamber Theatre, who are well-known for their annual productions of Shakespeare, will be presenting Twelve Angry Jurors at the Shatford Centre.

Speaking of the Bard, 2015 is the 15th year for the Goodwill Shakespeare Festival.

Every May approximately two hundred  teenagers from all over B.C. attend this wonderful event and study a variety of acting skills.

They are able to do so because volunteers from our community provide them a place to sleep and a breakfast.

If you think you could provide space for some visiting thespians on May 6, 7 and 8 please call Nancy Strachan 250-494-9871 or e-mail

David Finnis is the publicity chair and past president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9908 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.