Kelowna Community Theatre
1375 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 0B4
A Rocky Mountain High Christmas
An Amazing Night of Music to begin the Christmas Season!!!
In Support of the Boys and Girls Club of the Okanagan and the Central Okanagan Food Bank
John Denver’s internationally acclaimed composer/conductor/arranger Lee Holdridge returns to Kelowna to conduct the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the RMH band in an incredible music celebration of this legendary singer-songwriter.
Together with Canadian recording artists Rick and Steve Worrall, guest soprano Melina Schein, tenor Justin Moore and a Canadian Allstar band that features, Gary Smyth(guitar), Scott Grant(Drums and Percussion), Brian McMahon(Bass) Chris Stevens (Banjo) Susan Aylard(Fiddle and Violin), Neville Bowman(piano) and Delphine Litke (vocals) also joining the production for Kelowna will be a youth and adult choir under the direction of Gwen Plitt.
Sing along to all the familiar John Denver songs people have come to expect as well as Christmas songs from the John Denver and the Muppets Christmas special and Rocky Mountain Christmas Special.
Under the direction of Mr. Holdridge, John loved how symphony orchestra’s transformed his songs into these beautiful, unforgettable pieces of work and he would introduce Lee at every concert in this way,
”…A Man Who I think is simply a genius…Mr. Lee Holdridge”!
This is a true celebration of John’s music, no one dresses up or tries to imitate him. Lets face it, there was and always will be only one John Denver, so instead the focus is entirely on the music and with Mr. Holdridge conducting his original scores, and vocalists staying true to John Denver's style, the night is magic!
Here’s what the critics are saying!
“For the Love of John Denver….Amazing”!! ~ Calgary Herald
“An absolute must see”! ~ Martin Kull GM Centennial Concert Hall Winnipeg
“Rocky Mountain High spectacular evening of great music…Every tribute show should be like this one”!!! The Daily Courier
Lee Holdridge is a Hollywood legend and it’s understandable why. As well as John Denver, Lee Holdridge has penned countless scores for both TV shows and motion pictures, and has either written, arranged, or conducted for numerous other respected pop artists, including Barbra Streisand, Brian May of Queen, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, and opera tenor Placido Domingo. He has won seven Emmy’s and two Grammy’s.
A special holiday season treat that promises to be an incredible and memorable occasion sure to be talked about for years to come. This amazing seasonal celebration is not to be missed!
Once again we are proud to be supporting the Boys and Girls Club of the Okanagan and in addition the Central Okanagan Food Bank with a portion of ticket sales going to help kick off their season Campaigns. In addition the Food Bank will have a bin set up in the lobby to collect non perishable food items.