Among the local performers at the recent Performing Arts BC Festival in Chilliwack are (left to right) Elise Wiesinger, Evelyn Krieger, Maya Lefebvre, Tiana Ferlizza and Emily Nguyen. (Submitted)

Strong showing by Okanagan performers at Performing Arts BC Festival

Qualifiers from Kiwanis Music Festival do well a provincial festival

Local participants in the annual Kiwanis Music Festival recently returned from a strong showing at the Performing Arts BC Festival in Chilliwack.

The competitors took part in music, dance and speech arts events with other performers from across the province.

Among them were Tiana Ferlizza, winner of the national vocal variety competition and who was a runner up in national musical theatre and Jaxon Jensen, winner senior vocal variety who was also a runner up in musical theatre.

The Kiwanis Festival has been going for over 90 years and each year attracts well over 1,000 young participants who take part in competitions and workshops for everything from dance to piano to voice. It takes place over two months in the spring.

READ MORE: Second half of the Penticton Kiwanis Festival starts April 5

Other results included: Elise Wiesinger, honourable mention senior Canadian music; Evelyn Krieger, honourable mention, senior piano; Maya Lefebvre, runner up junior vocal variety and Emily Nguyen, runner up modern dance Level II.

READ MORE: Young performers on stage at 93rd Okanagan city Kiwanis Music Festival

Other top performers were: Makenna Jensen, runner up intermediate musical theatre; Meg Peters – runner up intermediate Shakespeare, honourable mention intermediate speech arts, runner up open duo; Melissa Clemson, runner up senior Shakespeare, honourable mention senior speech arts, runner up open duo; Owen Kincade; honourable mention ballet Level I and Brianna Godsoe, honourable mention stage dance Level II.



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