North Okanagan Community Concert Association

Diversity... and excellence
A concert series presented by the

North Okanagan Community Concert Association

Concert Season • 2024 2025

Call 250-549-7469 to book
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$150 Adult - all 5 Concerts
$75 Youth 22 and under

Trio Tangere Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Ô-Celli - Trinity United Church
Thursday, November 28, 2024
Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, February 23, 2025
The Bergmann’s
Sunday, March 30, 2025
Sarah Hagen
Sunday, May 4, 2025

Season Events

Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan
N.O.C.C.A. Presents

Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan

24 04 23 Adam Cicchillitti Steve Cowan Poster 500C

$40 Adult
$20 Youth
*includes all fees and tax

Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan will appear on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. They have worked together enough that they have developed the necessary duo telepathy that allows them to gracefully and effortlessly pass musical ideas back and forth, sometimes completing each other’s thoughts, it seems, other times answering with bold new statements and ideas. The arrangements are universally brilliant; kudos to both for developing fresh repertoire for the guitar. Their sonic palette is broad and deep – the melodies are rich without being overbearing, the harmonies sometimes unconventional and unpredictable, the textures lush but still tasteful.

Subscriptions of NOCCA’s five concert 2023 – 2024 season may be renewed through Ticketseller at $150 for adults ($30/concert) and $75 for youth (22 and under).

We are very much looking forward to this upcoming season. We are continuing in our efforts to return to pre-Covid numbers, so we hope you will renew your subscription, and maybe encourage a few friends to become subscribers, as well. As we enter our second full season after the pandemic shutdown, we have not gotten over our delight at being able to be in a concert hall surrounded by beautiful live music again. Here’s hoping we will always treasure our appreciation for live music.

Trio Tangere
NOCCA Presents

Trio Tangere

24 10 16 Trio Tangere Poster 500

$40 Adult
$20 Student (21 and under)


Trio Tangere is an exciting ensemble with the striking edge of a seven string and a classical guitar combined with the melodic sounds of the violin.

The Trio continues to bring a variety of musical styles to the stage, mixing classical with contemporary world works. An audience favourite, Trio Tangere has performed at Canadian music festivals and concert series.

The three members, Marc Djokic, violin, Jérôme Ducharme and Louis Trépanier, guitars, were already established virtuosi when they started performing together; from the first notes of the first rehearsal, they knew they had a magical simpatico in their playing.

This ensemble performs an exciting repertoire from the select body of works already in existence for this instrument grouping, as well new commissions and transcriptions. They have commissioned and debuted work from contemporary Canadian composers such as Matthias Maute, Richard Mascall and Christine Donkin.

Artist Website http://triotangere.com/


Subscriptions for NOCCA’s five Concert 2024 – 2024 Season may be renewed through Ticketseller at $150 for adults ($30/concert) and $75 for students (22 and under).

We have lined up an incredible and diverse season and we are excited to present these artists for our patrons and guests. As we continue in our efforts to return to pre-Covid numbers, we hope you will renew your subscription, and encourage a few friends to become subscribers as well. As we enter our third full season after the pandemic shutdown, we have not gotten over our delight of being able to, once again, be in a concert hall surrounded by live music. Here’s hoping we will always treasure our appreciation for these types of performances.

Ô-Celli
NOCCA Presents

Ô-Celli

 Trinity United Church Thu, Nov 28, 2024 At 7:00pm
24 11 28 Ô Celli Poster 500

$40 Adult
$20 Student (21 and under)

These eight cellists offer concerts that dust off classical music, renew the repertoire and attract a spellbound audience.

What can sound better than a cello? Eight cellos! This instrument, the closest to the human voice, is one of the few which benefits from being multiplied. When played together with others, the beauties of this instrument add up, giving birth to a unique, full and exceptional sound. Ô-Celli was brought to life by the shared passion of eight cellists, chamber musicians and concertists, for this exceptional vibration they created. Together, they take us on a fabulous journey through a repertoire of both original and arranged pieces, as they carry us through a wide musical panel, ranging from Tchaikovsky to Strauss, and then continuing to the music of Piazzolla and Nino Rota.

Artist Website https://www.agencedlefebvre.com/o-celli-en

Subscriptions for NOCCA’s five Concert 2024 – 2024 Season may be renewed through Ticketseller at $150 for adults ($30/concert) and $75 for students (22 and under).

We have lined up an incredible and diverse season and we are excited to present these artists for our patrons and guests. As we continue in our efforts to return to pre-Covid numbers, we hope you will renew your subscription, and maybe encourage a few friends to become subscribers as well. As we enter our third full season after the pandemic shutdown, we have not gotten over our delight at being able to, once again, be in a concert hall surrounded by live music. Here’s hoping we will always treasure our appreciation for these types of performances.

Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble
NOCCA Presents

Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble

25 02 23 Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble Poster 500

$40 Adult
$20 Student (21 and under)

Rémi Bolduc is a highly accomplished and respected jazz saxophonist and educator, with over 40 years’ experience in the music industry. He serves as an associate professor in the jazz department at McGill University in Montreal, where he has remained a highly active figure on the music scene since his arrival in 1982. Bolduc has produced and performed on 11 jazz albums, featuring collaborations with esteemed musicians such as Kenny Werner, Marc Johnson, Ben Monder, and Jerry Bergonzi. He has also designed three saxophone models for the Expression Company, each of which bears his name.

The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble has captivated audiences with its dazzling virtuosity and with Remi’s connections in the jazz world, we know that Oscar Peterson will be well represented on our stage.

Apart from his extensive portfolio as a musician, Bolduc has received a multitude of awards and nominations for his contributions to jazz. These accolades include the Opus Prize for Jazz Concert of the Year in 2021 and 2016, and the Felix Award for Jazz Album of the Year in 2011. His discography features albums such as “Les Esprits Oubliés” (2022) with Jerry Bergonzi, “Sax Zenith” and “Tribute to Dave Brubeck” (Art and Soul Productions).

Return to the music of the 40’s, 50, and more.

Artist Website https://remibolduc.com/

Subscriptions for NOCCA’s five Concert 2024 – 2024 Season may be renewed through Ticketseller at $150 for adults ($30/concert) and $75 for students (22 and under).

We have lined up an incredible and diverse season and we are excited to present these artists for our patrons and guests. As we continue in our efforts to return to pre-Covid numbers, we hope you will renew your subscription, and maybe encourage a few friends to become subscribers as well. As we enter our third full season after the pandemic shutdown, we have not gotten over our delight at being able to, once again, be in a concert hall surrounded by live music. Here’s hoping we will always treasure our appreciation for these types of performances.

The Bergmann’s
NOCCA Presents

The Bergmann’s

25 03 30 The Bergmann’S Poster 500

$40 Adult
$20 Student (21 and under)

Marcel comes from Germany and Elizabeth is from Canada. They could have been competitors, but, instead, chose to complement each other’s talent. The Bergmann Piano Duo’s dynamic and energetic performances of uniquely eclectic programs have inspired audiences for more than two decades. Their recitals and concerts with orchestra have taken them to many parts of the world, including the United States, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France, Macedonia, Greece, China and Canada.

In addition to their performing careers they enjoy teaching and working in their capacities Artistic Directors of White Rock Concerts. Elizabeth is also Artistic Director of Concerts at the Langley Community Music School and Marcel has held a position as Professor of Music at Mohawk College in Hamilton. Both Elizabeth and Marcel have been on the faculty of Mount Royal University and University of Calgary as well as being involved in musical projects at The Banff Centre for the Arts. In 2004/2005, they served as Artistic Directors of The Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and Foundation in Miami. For many years, they were members of the Calgary based group Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, and were recipients of the 2005 and 2006 Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Classical Recording.

Artist Website https://bergmannduo.com/

Subscriptions for NOCCA’s five Concert 2024 – 2024 Season may be renewed through Ticketseller at $150 for adults ($30/concert) and $75 for students (22 and under).

We have lined up an incredible and diverse season and we are excited to present these artists for our patrons and guests. As we continue in our efforts to return to pre-Covid numbers, we hope you will renew your subscription, and maybe encourage a few friends to become subscribers as well. As we enter our third full season after the pandemic shutdown, we have not gotten over our delight at being able to, once again, be in a concert hall surrounded by live music. Here’s hoping we will always treasure our appreciation for these types of performances.

Sarah Hagen
NOCCA Presents

Sarah Hagen

25 05 04 Sarah Hagen Poster 500

$40 Adult
$20 Student (21 and under)

Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen’s extensive touring has taken her across Canada, to Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, and Italy, and twice to New York City’s Carnegie Hall. She has been awarded Artist of the Year by both Ontario Contact (2017) and the BC Touring Council (2015) and mentioned by The Guardian (Charlottetown) as the Best Classical Performance of 2014. Her interpretations have been described as "outstandingly inventive" [University of Waterloo Gazette], and as being” played flawlessly” [Review- Vancouver].

In 2021 Sarah released her fourth album, J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, which was heralded by Whole Note Magazine as “Something to absolutely die for” and won two 2022 Music PEI awards for Instrumental Recording of the Year and Album Art of the Year. Her previous albums include Women of Note, featuring two female composers of the 19th century, which won the 2021 Music PEI Instrumental Recording of the Year; Devoted: Music of Robert & Clara Schumann with violinist Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and Glass House Dancing, which was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards.

Sarah was asked recently how she would describe herself. “What describes me, in 10 words or less?”

“Well ... to be honest, I take my whiskey neat.”

Sarah has frequently been featured on CBC radio.

Artist Website https://sarahhagen.com/

Subscriptions for NOCCA’s five Concert 2024 – 2024 Season may be renewed through Ticketseller at $150 for adults ($30/concert) and $75 for students (22 and under).

We have lined up an incredible and diverse season and we are excited to present these artists for our patrons and guests. As we continue in our efforts to return to pre-Covid numbers, we hope you will renew your subscription, and maybe encourage a few friends to become subscribers as well. As we enter our third full season after the pandemic shutdown, we have not gotten over our delight at being able to, once again, be in a concert hall surrounded by live music. Here’s hoping we will always treasure our appreciation for these types of performances.