Oliver knows how to grow big talent, if local youth are anything to go by. Young performers all get their start under the tutelage of great local teachers.  On the evening of Wednesday May 1, some of Oliver’s classy youth take centre stage at Showcase of Talent in the Venables Theatre atrium. Music students will perform selections from recent Kiwanis Festival competitions, highlights from musical theatre, and recital pieces from their studies.  Their repertoire is wide-ranging: not just classical. All performers will be acknowledged with bursaries to assist with their music education. Many Showcase “graduates” have continued performing as adults, even professionally. Meet the performers at the reception following:  autographs are welcome!

The students play the Petrof grand piano, a memorial to local music teacher Agnes Sutherland. The intimate setting has warm acoustics, with the sound floating to the mezzanine above.  Evening views from the rotunda windows add visual beauty to the beautiful sound.

Showcase of Talent begins at 7:00 p.m. Admission is by donation. Refreshments will be served.

Showcase of Talent is sponsored by Oliver Kiwanis, and presented by the Oliver Community Arts Council.