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After a nearly 3 year hiatus, the Okanagan Festival Singers are thrilled to be back performing on stage. MESSIAH written by G. F. Handel in 1741 is sung every Christmas in countless performances throughout North America. Since its inception in 1986, the Okanagan Festival Singers and founding conductor, Leroy Wiens, have performed this perennial favourite 19 times before Okanagan audiences.

The OFS along with the Okanagan Festival Camerata Orchestra have developed a sensitivity to the period styling of the late Baroque era. This styling lends itself to dramatic contrasts. Exaggerated motion with brisk speeds, pure tone and clear detail juxtapose sublime tenderness and magnificent grandeur.

The featured soloists include two singers who grew up in the Kelowna area, soprano Jennifer Turner and bass Louis Dillon. Alto Sara Staples and tenor Oliver Munar complete the quartet of acclaimed solo artists for this 2022 performance.

Join the Okanagan Festival Singers, the Festival Camerata Orchestra, the soloists and conductor Leroy Wiens as we usher in Christmas 2022 with the presentation of this timeless masterpiece. You won’t be disappointed.