Performances and Activities in times of Covid

This page shows some of the activities we were engaged since March 2020 despite Covid and links from past performers:

Symphony of the Kootenays is hosting an online series “The Green Room”. All shows of that series, once aired, will still available on their YouTube channel.

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The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is offering a series of free concerts, starting Saturday, March 20th, 2021. You do have to register on their webpage and will get a free access code mailed to you. Concerts are available for 30 days after the performance date. This is the link. 

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The Bergmann Duo, who performed twice for us here in Creston sent us the following email:

Dear friends,
From the comfort of your home watch the premiere broadcast of “Rhapsody in Blue Meets the Red Violin”—an hour-long concert filmed just for you at the Surrey Arts Centre. For this performance, we are thrilled to have a guest performance from violinist, Jasper Wood. The programme for this show includes a selection of Johannes Brahms’ beloved Hungarian Dances, the fiery Czardas by Monti, virtuosic music from the film The Red Violin, as well as the ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, and a couple of Marcel’s compositions.
If you cannot make the premiere on March 11, the show is available to watch anytime until March 31.
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Want, with a suggested price of $15.
We hope to see you there. Elizabeth & Marcel

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Beginning of 2021 we looked into offering some online performances to our followers  and started with the show “Bach to Benny Goodman” by  Bridge & Wolak. This Duo has performed live in Creston in the past. Their show was filmed in the Fall of 2020 at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, ON. This show was only available for a limited time (January 21 – 26, 2021). Below is a trailer.
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Here is a link to Symphony of the Kootenays 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.

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Concert attempts during Covid – Fall 2020

We were working on two exciting events meeting the requirements of the COVID related health restrictions.

We were able to host John McLachlan for two, back to back concerts on a Sunday afternoon at the Creston Ramada.

A month later in November with even stricter measures, we had to cancel comedian Mike Delamont’s two shows.

Mike Delamont

Sunday, November 22, 2020 – 2 Performances       

Shows had to be cancelled, last minute, due to tighter restrictions.

Mike Delamont – One of the most popular clean comedy acts on tour today! BC native Mike Delamont has appeared on Halifax Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs and The Debaters. His clean and hilarious style of stand up comedy is perfect for every kind of event. He will be bringing to Creston latest initiative: “Mike Delamont’s Socially Distant Stand Up Comedy Tour”.


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John McLachlan 

Sunday, October 18, 2020 – 2 Concerts       

Both concerts were well received 

John McLachlan – BC born singer/songwriter John McLachlan began writing and performing in folk clubs in Vancouver in 1979. Over the next 20 years he presented his original songs about his own experiences and historical events in hundreds of theatres, festivals, clubs and schools.

After a hiatus working in arts administration and graphic design, in 2014 John returned to music, writing and recording the album Call it Home in 2016 and Wind & Bones in 2017, Time Broke in 2018 as well as McLachlan Sings Lightfoot, a 14-song collection recorded live in the studio with multi-instrumentalist Marc Atkinson and bassist Scott White. 

John’s inimitable stage presence, range of songs and genuine rapport delights and connects with audiences of all ages.