Laurie Martini

Concerts held during the holiday season

The sounds of music can be heard as numerous performances are scheduled.

A Christmas music extravaganza continues with the Penticton Tune Agers performing this coming Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8 at Summerland United Church.  The Tune Agers are currently a group of 65 singers and musicians under the leadership of their new conductor Gordon Dawson.

This Sunday’s concert is mostly all Christmas music.

There will be some pieces featuring just the choir, others just the orchestra and others the combined orchestra and choir.

There will also be a couple of solos and one or two fun surprises.  It will be an afternoon of music that the whole family will enjoy by a group that has fun making music together and enjoys bringing that feeling to their  audiences.

Another local choir, with approximately 40 members from Summerland and Penticton as well as members from Oliver, Peachland and Kelowna, is Musaic Vocal Ensemble under the direction of conductor Tracy Stuchberry.

They will be performing twice at St Stephen’s on Saturday, Dec. 14.

These performances will include songs for the winter solstice and Christmas covering several centuries of composition including the pleasing Solstice Song by contemporary composer Jan Garrett, as well as an Allejuia in German by Andreas Hammecschmidt.

There will also be traditional carols such as the Wexford Carol, O Come O come Emmanuel,  Joy to the World, Twelve Days of Christmas as arranged by John Rutter and others and an excerpt from Handel’s Messiah.

Speaking of the Messiah, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will be joined by a  wonderful quartet of soloists and the OSO Chorus to fill the stage at the Cleland Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 19 with one of the greatest and most popular works: Handel’s Messiah.

By turns contemplative and glorious, this is a well loved tradition guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.

For the full details on these concerts and other cultural events in our community  check out the posters in the foyer of the Arts Centre.

While you are there venture inside and check out the wonderful gift opportunities at Seasons Sparkles.

Details are also available online at summerlandarts.com  or by subscribing to the e-version of the Arts Palette.

The e-version is significantly different than the version you are now reading and will be delivered weekly to your email inbox if you email artspalette@summerlandarts.com to subscribe.

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If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email artspalette@summerlandarts.com or call 250-404-3225.

The SCAC online Event Calendar is on the News page of summerlandarts.com Additional information can be found at facebook.com/SummerlandArts. Keep up with current news by following @artspalette

The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, Publicity Chair and President of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9533 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.

 

 

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