Shuswap Singers to perform on Sunday

There is a Christmas concert by the Shuswap Singers on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2) at the Red Barn Arts Centre.

And all of a sudden it is December.

Did anyone see this coming? Every year it arrives quicker and quicker, and with stores and decorations going up earlier I find it hard to gauge where I am at this time of the year. Is it too early to start shopping or too late to get the deals?

Here is the first good deal in Sicamous in the arts: there is a Christmas concert by the Shuswap Singers on Sunday, Dec. 9  at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2) at the Red Barn Arts Centre. Tickets are $10 in advance at Eagle Valley Pharmacy, and $15 at the door. So make sure you get the tickets ahead of time for this absolutely wonderful concert.

And for sure, we will know it is Christmas time with the beautiful sounds of 50 singers singing in four part harmony. Don’t miss it!

Winning eye

Victoria Rowbottom is a teenager from Malakwa who has won numerous awards for her work as a photographer, including the Robert Bateman “Get To Know” Photography Award, and a Grade 12 school district scholarship of $1,000  from the Ministry of Education.

Rowbottom can now add another award to the list: the Canadian Association for Photographic Art’s (CAPA) Okanagan Photographic Arts Workshop scholarship.

The following is said of the honour in CAPA’s magazine, Canadian Camera: “CAPA is pleased to announce that Victoria Rowbottom is this year’s winner of the 2012 OPAW Scholarship, the first time in three years this award is given.” Well done Victoria.

Rowbottom’s work has been shown in galleries in the Okanagan and other places, including the pages of the Eagle Valley News, for whom she has freelanced over the last number of years.

Rowbottom is currently attending Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops where she’s taking a digital design program, intent on pursuing a degree in journalism. In what little spare time she has, she also teaches Photoshop Elements.

 

Drama club

On Tuesday night, there was a pleasant surprise for the Sicamous Amateur Drama Club. Ten new people showed up for the initial meeting for next year’s play.

Most of the new actors are in their teens and 20s, and all are enthusiastic about joining the club for the new production in the spring.

So it will be an entirely different cast of about 16 people in the new play. However, it will be the usual mischief and mayhem.

Rehearsals will start in January.

 

Way off

I like to collect totally useless information (called trivia), and I found out that “off off Broadway” venues have seating for under 100. The Red Barn Arts Centre has seating for 100 so that makes us off off, way off Broadway.

 

Sing for fun

Come and join in the fun on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Red Barn Arts Centre. There will be an orientation meeting for a Sing for Fun group. If you are interested in just singing for fun, come to the meeting. The more people the better. No need to read music. It will be a social singing opportunity as well as musical fun for everyone.

There are lots of reasons to sing and if you don’t have reasons to sing, singing will put you in the mood to sing. How is that for turning a phrase?

I hereby wish all art -lovers and readers of this column a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013.

You can contact me at 250-836-4705, or carlakrens@telus.net.

Did anyone see this coming? Every year it arrives quicker and quicker, and with stores and decorations going up earlier I find it hard to gauge where I am at this time of the year. Is it too early to start shopping or too late to get the deals?

Here is the first good deal in Sicamous in the arts: there is a Christmas concert by the Shuswap Singers on Sunday, Dec. 9  at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2) at the Red Barn Arts Centre. Tickets are $10 in advance at Eagle Valley Pharmacy, and $15 at the door. So make sure you get the tickets ahead of time for this absolutely wonderful concert.

And for sure, we will know it is Christmas time with the beautiful sounds of 50 singers singing in four part harmony. Don’t miss it!

 

 

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