The Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival celebrated another successful year with its annual Music and Speech Arts Highlights Concert at the Penticton Alliance Church on Friday April 20.
This year the festival saw young people from 17 Okanagan communities share their talents in piano, brass, woodwind, strings, vocal, musical theatre and speech arts.
Rising to the top with exceptional performances during the festival and invited to perform at the highlights concert were young Summerland students Kate Piche, Samuel Holinaty, Kieran Noseworthy, Evelyn Krieger and Mariah Gauthier.
In addition to performing, these talented and dedicated young people shared the stage during the awards ceremony with other gifted young Summerland musicians to receive the following awards:
Kieran Noseworthy, Medallion, Canadian Composition Grade III and IV.
Cole Piche, Encouragement Award Grade III; Medallion, Early Keyboard Grade III and IV; Medallion, Sight Reading Grade III and IV.
Kate Piche, Medallion, Early Keyboard Grade I and II; Medallion, 20th and 21st Century Grade I and II.
Tamatea Westby, Encouragement Award Grade IV; Medallion – Sonatina Grade III and IV; Okanagan Similkameen Concert Society Season Tickets.
Ana Clouatre, Okanagan Similkameen Concert Society Season Tickets.
Evelyn Krieger, Award, Canadian Composition Grade V and up; Medallion – J.S. Bach Grade V to VIII.
Katarina Jones, Medallion, Guitar Grade V to VII.
Jessica O’Gorman, Encouragement Award Junior Strings (Harp); Medallion – Strings (Harp) Pre-Grade I.
Tiana Ferlizza, Encouragement Award, Junior; Medallion, Comedy, Junior; Award, Comedy, Junior.
Mariah Gauthier, Medallion, Production Number, Junior
Madison Johnson, Medallion, Additional Repertoire, Intermediate, Award, Additional Repertoire, Intermediate; Medallion, Production Number, Intermediate; Award, Production Number, Intermediate.
Jordan Reimer, Encouragement Award, Intermediate.
Mariah Gauthier, Award, Folk Song, Junior; Medallion, Folk Song, Junior; Award, List A Song, Junior; Medallion – List A Song, Junior.
Madison Johnson, Encouragement Award, Intermediate/Senior; Medallion, Oratoria, Intermediate/Senior; Medallion, Operetta, Intermediate/Senior.
Verity Taylor, Award, List B Song, Junior; Medallion, List B Song, Junior.
Major scholarship and award winers
Kate Piche, Piano Grades I to IV.
Mariah Gauthier, Classical Junior Voice, Junior.
Madison Johnson, Musical Theatre, Intermediate.
Cup, trophy and shield recipients
Kieran Noseworthy, Donna Marie Hauser Trophy, Piano Solo Grade I-IV.
Evelyn Krieger, Fraser Shield, Piano Solo Grade V-VIII.
Mariah Gauthier, Nina Grigor Shield, Poetry Eight to 12 Years.
Madison Johnson, Soundstage Trophy, Musical Theatre Solo.
Representatives to the Performing Arts Festival
Mariah Gauthier, Speech Arts, Junior Delegate.
Evelyn Krieger, Piano, Junior Alternate.
Mariah Gauthier, Classical Voice, Junior Delegate.
Madison Johnson, Musical Theatre, Intermediate Alternate.