Ac­tress Jes­sica Holmes hosts “En­core!” First An­nual Ki­wa­nis Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Gala Con­cert

Orleans Star - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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