July 28, 2016 - 3:24 PM
VERNON - The first classical music festival in Okanagan, Vernon Proms, is nearing its final concert, the Gala at Trinity on July 30, 2 p.m., Trinity United Church.
The Gala will satisfy all the musical tastes – the program includes Katy Perry’s “Roar” and "You raise me up" sung by the kids’ workshop participants, “Summertime” and aria of Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute (Tracy Fehr, soprano), famous “La donna e mobile” from Rigoletto and “Maria” from West Side Story (Paul Moore, tenor), and many other solo and choral favourites.
Last Friday’s Early Music concert was a great success. The program included Renaissance, Baroque, and Early Classical pieces - instrumental,vocal, and choral.
The level of musicianship was extremely high, said Paul Moore, artistic director of the festival. Musicians enjoyed heartfelt standing ovation at the curtain call.
Opera in the Park on July 16 faced a weather challenge – it was pouring most of the day in Vernon. However, it cleared up late in the afternoon and a couple of hundreds classical music lovers braved the weather and came out to the Polson. They were not disappointed neither by the music program, nor by the beautiful weather.
Here are a couple of excerpts from the emails organizers received from the audience members:
"Enjoyed the park concert immensely, as I have all that Paul is doing...great voices , wonderful to see these young people performing this kind of music! Thank you!" - Marlies P.
"Thank you so much for the lovely concert of Opera in the Park. I truly enjoyed every part of it including the weather that managed to behave itself just as the concert got underway and of course the beautiful venue that was chosen for the concert" - Terry S.
"Really enjoyed your Concert in the Park last weekend. We have been to several of your Concerts" - Karl S.
More information about the festival: Vernon Proms Facebook page. The Vernon Proms website.
Tickets can be purchased online here, or at the door.
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