Music Students Pay Tribute to Lost Musical Legends
By Wentworth Music
It’s sad to say, but we’ve recently lost some of the most amazing musical Icons in history. Their music however, lives on in the minds and hearts of millions!
Saturday, Feb 23 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, the students from Wentworth Music will hit the stage for an epic tribute to the stars entitled “LEGACY – a Musical Celebration of our Lost Legends”. Prince, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin and many more will be covered in a two hour rock production that will have everyone singing along.
“Our students love the chance to perform under conditions like this!” exclaims Noel Wentworth, Vice-President of Education at Wentworth Music. Complete with costume, full lighting, concert sound and colourful animated backgrounds, the Wentworth’s will also be celebrating another milestone: their 25th semi-annual production. “It’s what I dreamt of being a part of when I was a kid, to feel like a rock star up on stage in front of a huge audience!” explains Wentworth. It’s evident that dream is still alive and engaging the students of today with the shows now growing to nearly 300 students on stage over a 2 hour concert. “We have students as young as 6 all the way up to their late 70’s.”
The students learn about being part of a team, accountability and reaching a goal, but also about helping their community.
As co-sponsor of this event for the past ten years, Interior Savings is proud of the impact the concerts are having in the community. “Not only is it a fun, family night out, but the idea that a community of musicians, spanning generations, are working together to raise money for a local cause is inspiring”, says Kathy Conway, CEO of Interior Savings.
To date these productions have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars to help children through the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. And this year is no different with all proceeds being earmarked for KGH Foundation’s campaign for JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for families while their children receive life-saving care.
Saturday, Feb 23 Interior Savings, Wentworth Music and K96.3 present Legacy – a Musical Celebration of our Lost Legends. Tickets $18 + GST at www.eventbrite.ca
Featured photo: Wentworth Music Student – Jordan Porteous.