Nancy Argenta, left, and Ingrid Attrot will perform at Vernon’s Trinity United Church on July 28. Photo: Vernon Prom Nancy Argenta, left, and Ingrid Attrot will perform at Vernon’s Trinity United Church on July 28. Photo: Vernon Prom

World-famous sopranos to hold concert in Okanagan

Two Canadian sopranos are bringing their world-famous voices to the Okanagan for one night only

Two Canadian sopranos are bringing their world-famous voices to the Okanagan for one night only.

Nancy Argenta and Ingrid Attrot – along with renowned Canadian pianist Robert Holliston – will be at Vernon’s Trinity United Church for a concert that spans three centuries of vocal music.

Argenta has been hailed the “supreme Handel soprano of our age” for her performances of composer George Frideric Handel’s works, as mentioned in a release by Vernon Proms, the group putting on the concert. She is one of Canada’s most prolific artists with over 50 recordings with world-class conductors.

Attrot, a singer with “a singer with uncommon theatrical sensibility and musical intelligence,” has travelled the world to esteemed festivals in Amsterdam, Salzberg and London and has appeared with major orchestras throughout Europe and North America. She is now the head of the voice department at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Many have heard Holliston’s piano, as he’s frequently played on CBC Radio. A former student at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (where he’s now the head of keyboard), Holliston has collaborated with Judith Forst, Susan Platts and other leading Canadian singers.

The program includes solos and duets by English composer Henry Purcell, and fans of German composers will be treated to the works of Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms.

The concert takes place Sunday, July 28, starting at 7 p.m. Earlybirds enjoy a pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m.

More information about the festival schedules, tickets and artists can be found at www.vernonproms.ca.

READ MORE: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra celebrates Mozart

READ MORE: Vernon choir marks 40 years of making music


Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Just Posted

Kelowna man arrested after allegedly setting blaze near Fire Department

The man was allegedly seen lighting bushes on fire near the Kelowna Fire Department

Kelowna mothers to share grief, spread awareness for Overdose Day

Moms Stop the Harm is hosting an event for International Overdose Awareness Day in Kerry Park

Latino-American rock ‘n’ roll band The Mavericks coming to Kelowna

Kelowna is the only B.C. stop on the band’s worldwide tour

UBC Okanagan Heat score 10 goals in pre-season double-header

Two exhibition wins in the U.S. to start the year for the mens Heat squad

Kelowna transit system to add new routes in September

The decision is due to increase in demand, according to BC Transit

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Penticton man sentenced in non-fatal 2017 shooting

Elkena Michael Knauff sentenced to seven and a half months in jail

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Kamloops RCMP locate and arrest man who fled from police

The 22-year-old male was wanted in relation to a domestic violence investigation

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

COLUMN: Much to enjoy at Ryga Arts Festival

As I learn about George Ryga and his contributions, it is clear why this festival carries his name

Okanagan RCMP superintendent helps with arrest

Vernon Supt. Shawna Baher arrests man for theft; turns out to be suspect in assault and robbery

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Most Read