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Candesca Presents: Ceremony Of Carols



Sun, Dec 22nd, 2019 to Sun, Dec 22nd, 2019


2:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Award-winning ensemble, Candesca, is here to celebrate the joy of Christmas with you. Come enjoy a holiday concert of Britten's Ceremony of Carols, as well as other holiday favourites with Candesca and special guest artists! Tickets include a lovely Christmas tea!

CANDESCA presents A CEREMONY OF CAROLS and Other Favourites

Get Tickets for either 2pm showing or 6pm showing. Both tickets include Christmas tea at 3:30pm

Candesca is an award-winning singing ensemble of young women, based in Kelowna, British Columbia. Selected by audition, each member has a solid musical foundation with backgrounds that vary from high-level instrumentalists and composers to musical theatre performers and actors. They excel in competitions both vocally and instrumentally as well as being honor roll students and cultural ambassadors in their community. Combining attention to detail with the beauty of angelic voices, Candesca inspires audiences with a beautiful interpretation of the traditional classics. Their repertoire includes Gregorian chant, classical art song from a variety of cultures and medieval arrangements of contemporary music, much of which is sung a Capella.

Candesca has already risen to acclaim, performing annually with the Canadian School of Ballet’s Nutcracker Suite and a beautiful collaboration of dance and music composed by Arnold Draper called “In Arden Woods”. They have also had the honor of performing with The Okanagan Symphony and Canadian composer, Imant Ramisch as well as many fundraising concerts throughout the Okanagan. In 2008, a concert tour to Europe took them to 5 cities, including a performance in Veendam, Kelowna’s sister city, bringing European audiences to their feet. Most recently, they traveled to New York City to perform at St. John the Divine, the largest gothic cathedral in the world and Trinity Wall Street Church, a historical classical music venue opposite Ground Zero. In total the ensemble has traveled to 11 countries.

These ambassadors of culture and classical music within Canada and abroad affect the cultural landscape profoundly and capture the imagination of enthusiastic audiences everywhere.

Artistic Director Alexandra Babbel personally arranges repertoire to suit the voices and brings years of experience and success to this ensemble which she founded 15 years ago.

CANDESCA means "Beginning to Shine." Indeed, the future is bright for these young talents.

2:00 PM First Showing - CANDESCA Concert

3:30 TEA


6:00 Second Showing - CANDESCA Concert


Benvoulin Heritage Church

2279 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC, Kelowna, V1W 2C8



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An award-winning, world-travelled female ensemble, Candesca loves being a part of the local music scene in the Okanagan Valley.