After we had to cancel the last two concerts of our 2019/20 season, the board of the Creston Concert Society was keeping busy planning for the 2020/21 season. Our exciting lineup is listed at the bottom of this page. Unfortunately, with rising case numbers and tighter restrictions, we first decided to cancel all 2020 performances and then also the shows we had planned for the early part of 2021. We are keeping in touch with the artists whose performances have been cancelled and we hope to be able to re-booking them to come to Creston, as soon as circumstances permit.
As an alternative we looked into creative ways to organize two smaller events in the Fall of 2020 following the guidelines of our BC Health Officer. We were able to have B.C. folk singer, John McLachlan perform two concerts on October 18, 2020 at the Creston Ramada. Sadly, with tighter rules imposed, we had to cancel the two stand-up comedy shows with award winning BC comedian Mike Delamont, planned for November 22. Our next step is to offer some online performances right here through our Homepage.
2021 Special Online Performances
Available only from January 21 – 26, 2021
Some of you might remember their live performance in Creston, February 2019, under their previous name Double Double Duo – now Bridge & Wolak. In a classy, virtuosic and comedic show, Bridge & Wolak play a mixture of music from “Bach to Benny Goodman.” Featuring a joyful collection of well-known baroque, jazz, folk and cinema music – including Bach, Goodman, Gershwin, Bechet, Chopin, and Moriconne, B&W make all their own transcriptions, as they are the world’s only duo of acoustic clarinet & digital accordion. Called the “Victor Borges of the 21st Century,” B&W deliver riotous stories and banter from the stage – always fresh, always exciting. The complete show was filmed in fall 2020 at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, ON.
We encourage you revisit our webpage from time to time and to follow us on Facebook where you will find occasional updates and links to performances by artists we have presented in the past or plan to present in the future. You can also ask to be added to our email list where we will continue to send out information about noteworthy on line performances. Just send a request to email@example.com or through our Contact-Us page.
Below is a link to Symphony of the Kootenay’s 2020 Pandemic Project: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto, by Ludwig van Beethoven
After we had to cancel their concert in Creston in the Spring of 2020, we were able to send them some money.
This was possible due to the generosity of the B.C. Touring Council and our season pass holders who did not request refunds.
We also encourage you to visit the web-sites of the artists listed below.
We wish good health to all our supporters and we can’t wait till we meet again in person.
Creston Concert Society
Bringing World-Class Entertainment to Creston
Tentative program for 2020/2021
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 7:30 pm (CANCELLED)
Big Little Lions has been described as ‘a blissful marriage of new folk and sophisticated pop.’ This award winning duo consists of Helen Austin and Paul Otten who, despite living thousands of miles apart, have found a way to connect and create music together. They are known for their prolific songwriting, infectious folk-pop style, and an offbeat, memorable live show. www.biglittlelions.com
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2:00 pm (CANCELLED)
Black Umfolosi performs music inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native Southern Africa, with a beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivaled. Their performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance. Their trademark harmonies mixed with intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping are highlighted during their brilliantly choreographed shows with a full range of movements from subtle to vibrant stomping and leaping! http://www.jproductions.com/bu.html
Sunday, November 29, 2020, 2:00 pm (CANCELLED)
Montreal Guitar Trio Described by the CBC as the “hottest” guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with, as well as an interactive force in various musical forms. For over 20 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence have been winning over audiences around the world. The trio gives an unforgettable concert, brilliantly performing some of the greatest rock classics as well as their original compositions. www.mg3.ca
Friday, January 29, 2021, 7:30 pm (CANCELLED as of Nov.02.2020)
Meagan and Amy is a vibrant Canadian duo consisting of violinist Amy Hillis and pianist Meagan Milatz, who share an intense passion for innovative programming and fearless music-making. Praised for their energy, sensitivity, and musical maturity, they were awarded the first ever “RoadTrip!” by Jeunesses Musicales Canada. “Their collaborative musicianship combined with their very accessible, yet audacious repertoire made an immediate impression”. www.amyhillis.com/meaganamy
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7:30 pm (CANCELLED as of Nov.02.2020)
Ballet Kelowna – a perennial favourite with our audience, Ballet Kelowna returns to Creston with another dynamic, original program. Mambo is a colourful joie de vivre set to a vibrant soundtrack of Latin, Swing, and jazz standards by musical legends such as Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughn, and more. Other works will be set to a variety of classical, Latin swing and jazz musical scores. www.balletkelowna.ca
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 2:00 pm (CANCELLED as of Nov.02.2020)
Coig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations and original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force. https://coig.ca
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 7:30 pm (CANCELLED as of Nov.02.2020)
Trio Fibonacci (piano, violin and bass) is one of the few piano trios recognized for its brilliant and inspired interpretations of contemporary repertoire as well as their passionate rendering of classical and romantic masterpieces. Since their beginning, they have premiered over fifty pieces from Canadian composers and have worked with many renowned international composers. “To hear them is to enter into the world of miracles”. www.triofibonacci.com