Actress Jessica Holmes hosts “Encore!” First Annual Kiwanis Music Festival Gala Concert
In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the Kiwanis Music Festival for the National
Capital Region will hold a gala called “Encore!” at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans.
The event will take place on October 2nd at 7:00 pm, and the Master of Ceremonies will be Ottawa comedian Jessica Holmes, from CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce. Holmes is a Canterbury High School graduate who has gone on to a successful career in television.
This gala will include performances by some of the Kiwanis Festival’s talented alumni, including Mezzo soprano Julie Nesrallah, Canadian Idol finalist and Orléans native Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Dora winner David Atkinson and pianist Bryan Wagorn.
The show will also include 12 year old pianist and composer Anita Pari, the Lisgar Collegiate Jazz Ensemble, Canterbury Chamber Chorus, and Le Prélude Concert Band.
The evening w i l l include a Silent Auction, where guests can enjoy savoury canapés and cocktails while bidding on items such as a Kawai Baby Grand Piano and much more.
All of the funds raised from the gala will be used to support the Kiwanis Festival’s mission of encouraging music education and providing opportunities for young performers.
For more information contact the Shenkman Arts Centre Box Office: 613-580-2700. Tickets cost $80.00.