Bringing Jena home

Jena Moore Heidelbergby Marion Boyd

When the executive of the South Okanagan Concert Society sat down to plan for the coming season, it suddenly seemed possible to BRING HER HOME.  Here we had a fabulous new theatre and one of our own, lyric soprano Jenavieve Moore, has been studying at the prestigious Guildhall School in London and performing in the UK and Europe “sending chills through the audience with her brilliant performances”, Her “elegant soprano voice masterfully executing the coloraturas and trills in Mozart’s…” and on and on.   It was time to bring this beautifully matured young artist back to her home community and help her share her exceptional talents with the people who cared for her, supported her and encouraged her during her growing up years.

Jena Moore VerdiMany of us remember the little girl who loved to play both flute and piano as well as sing and who won a string of gold medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music.   When she was accepted to study at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London we all celebrated her success. Jenavieve is a poised and mature artist equally comfortable on the opera and concert stage.   She is regularly featured on BBC Radio, got rave reviews when she stepped in with only a few hours notice to sing the soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem in Barbican Hall, and has upcoming engagements in Shanghai and a Mozart Oratorio to perform in Switzerland and Germany.  She is living proof that a small town girl with small town support can reach goals and dreams of the highest order.  She stands as an inspiration to every kid in town who wants to aim high.

The concert society is flying Jena home and if we sound a little sentimental, please forgive us!   She will be performing at Venables Theatre on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets for only $20 are on sale now at Beyond Bliss in Oliver and Imperial Office Pro in Osoyoos.