34th Annual Nechako Valley Festival of the Performing Arts

The Nechako Valley Festival of the Performing Arts includes four disciplines of Speech Arts

The Nechako Valley Festival of the Performing Arts includes four disciplines of Speech Arts (poetry, drama, readings, choral readings), strings (violin), voice (classical voice and musical theatre, duets, trio’s) and piano (classical, diverse, duets, original compositions).

This festival is for those residing in Vanderhoof, Fort St James, Fort Fraser and Fraser Lake.

Adjudicators are brought in to work with the students and award those of high standing with various awards; those who the adjudicators feel are able to represent Vanderhoof in the Provincial competition will be advised that they qualify and may sign up to go. There are few chosen; each festival in the province has a certain number of seats that can be filled; therefore, being able to go is a privilege for our students here in a small town.

A bursary for graduating students is open to anyone who has participated in this festival over the years and who meets various criteria.

The public are very welcome to attend the festival, admission is by donation.  The voice discipline is Friday April 20, from 9 a.m. at the Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship Church, the piano is Monday through Wednesday April 23-25, from 9 a.m. at the Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship Church.

There will be a workshop for parents, students and teachers called “Music Practice 101: The Four “S’s” presented by Mr Graham Yates, adjudicator of piano, MBA, MMus, BA. It will be held Wednesday evening, April 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship and is open to any and all who play any instrument and is by donation. The Nechako Valley Festival of the Performing Arts will be hosting this for the community.

The Festival Concert will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday April 29 at Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship. This concert includes those who have placed well; those who will receive awards, and those who place as candidates for the BC Festival of the Performing Arts Provincials Competition held in Nanaimo this year in the disciplines of Speech Arts, Strings, Voice and Piano. An award is also given for a deserving person or group in our community the Cynthia Davies Award for promoting the arts in Vanderhoof.

These awards will all be presented at the Concert, and are not known in advance.

 

Just Posted

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Four-legged evacuees, Vanderhoof

Local physician opens up her property for 60 dogs and numerous horses

Fire Command Centre Base of Operations, Vanderhoof

Crews from all over B.C. waiting for their call-out

Four Rivers Co-op collecting donations for wildfire relief

The co-op is matching all donations they receive for the Red Cross

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

Most Read