Pluto, a burrowing owl, is the guest of honour at Sweet Bird, an evening of bird and nature-inspired music on May 12. -submitted photo

This concert is for the birds

An evening of bird and nature inspired music, in support of bird conservation in the Okanagan

If you’ve ever found yourself transfixed by a sweet bird song, you can appreciate the feeling inspiring a concert planned for next Friday.

Sweet Bird brings together some of the South Okanagan’s most talented performers for an evening of bird and nature-inspired music.

Soprano Tracy Fehr, violinist Elizabeth Lupton, and pianist Dennis Nordlund make up the masterworks ensemble, performing renaissance to modern classical along with the Seraphim vocal ensemble of Tracy Fehr, Heather Allen, Jay Demetrick and Derek Beaton. The concert also features an original composition by Wynn Nordlund.

Proceeds from the event support bird conservation in the Okanagan, and the musical performance will be accompanied by complimentary wine and exhibits celebrating International Migratory Bird Day, Vaseux Lake Banding Station, Vaseux Lake Bird Blind and Important Bird Area, Meadowlark Nature Festival and the B.C. Burrowing Owl Society (with a live burrowing owl).

“We are thrilled to be working with such a talented group of musicians celebrating spring, bird life in the Okanagan and bird conservation,” said Margaret Holm, outreach coordinator for the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance.

The concert takes place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (1370 Church St.) in Penticton, at 7:30 p.m. on May 12.

Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors and youth, and are available at The Book Shop (242 Main St.), from the Penticton Arts Council at Leir House, or at the door.