Romanza to benefit public art projects in Penticton

The City of Penticton Arts and Culture Committee invites the community to embrace the holiday spirit and support public art projects by taking in a performance by Romanza, who filled Gyro Park earlier this year for an outdoor concert.

"Music lovers can get into the festive spirit and support future public art projects at the same time," said Allison Markin, the Arts and Culture Committee chair.

Presented in partnership with the Downtown Penticton Association and the Ramada Penticton, O Night Divine - A Romanza Christmas features spine-tingling tenor performances by the three tenor ensemble of Romanza, including Philip Grant, Ken Lavigne and Paul Ouellette.

"We're really looking forward to this concert. It's going to be a wonderful evening, a truly beautiful night of sharing the holiday season," said Grant. "As ardent supporters of the arts in Penticton, Romanza will be donating part of the proceeds to the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee."

Romanza wowed sold-out audiences on tour last year; and now classically trained lyric tenors will return to give the gift of a high-C Christmas program sure to lift spirits and warm hearts. Crowds will be entertained with traditional carols like "Ave Maria," "Panis Angelicus" and "O Holy Night," alongside new favourites "Feliz Navidad" and "12 Days of a Romanza Christmas." The performance of "The Prayer" by David Foster is sure to melt hearts.

For more information about the ensemble, visit Romanza's website.

O Night Divine - A Romanza Christmas is scheduled for two nights at the Cleland Theatre in Penticton - Nov. 22 and 23. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and available by calling the Box Office at 250-490-2426. Tickets will be $30 at the door. The Cleland Theatre is located at 325 Power St.

Partial proceeds from the evening will support public art initiatives undertaken by the City Arts and Culture Committee.