Enjoy classical music in the North Okanagan's majestic setting!
Gorgeous lakes (with a chance of spotting Ogopogo ☺), rolling hills with orchards and vineyards, majestic mountains with a range of world-class outdoor activities and epic hiking trails - what a fantastic backdrop for a classical music festival!
The young festival quickly becomes Vernon's signature Summer event. In 2017 it offered a wide range of free and paid events in the warm acoustics of Vernon's All Saints Church: Colour of Song recital with soprano Marie Civitarese and pianist Graham Vink, Sycamore String Quartet's concert, a recital of Viennese music with violinist Cvetozar Vutev and pianist Dimitr Terziev; Early Music Okanagan's Summer free concerts with Oko Baroquo period music ensemble, guitarist Alan Rinehart, Chorealis vocal ensemble and Early Music Okanagan soloists; a vocal workshop with soprano Tracy Fehr, Cvetozar Vutev's violin masterclass, and more.
2018 is our third year and we are growing rapidly. we have scheduled 24 events - concerts, workshops, and masterclasses. And Half of the events are free for the public!
2018 is the year when we have received our first grant! Thank you to North Okanagan Regional District for the support!
The goal of the festival is to attract more people, including kids, to become involved in musical amateurism; and to bring classical music closer to the audience. And, of course, to entertain our local public and tourists alike!