Operatic Oasis

Operatic Oasis
Thursday, July 6, 2023 | 6 to 8 pm

at the Kelowna Art Gallery

Update (07/04/2023): We’ve reached capacity. SOLD OUT!

Join us for an evening of fashion, fine art, and vocal performances inspired by The Wishing Well

Award winning opera vocalist Alexa Hildebrandt and bella canton performer Joshua Clearwater will make this sculpture their stage wearing custom couture fashion designed by the artist Jorden Doody. Witness as art becomes life and sculpture becomes fashion.

Inspired by the essence of an oasis, this special one-night-only performance is a refreshing celebration of culture and beauty organized in connection with Jorden and David Doody’s art installation The Wishing Well.

Performances will take place in the open-air Rotary Courtyard space.

A reception with light refreshments will follow in The Front project space. Wine (courtesy of Mission Hill Family Estate) and beer (courtesy of BNA Brewing Co.) will be available for purchase, along with a variety of non-alcoholic options.


FREE. Registration is required as space is limited.

NOTE: We have had a tremendous response! This event will be standing room only and sightlines will be limited. Overflow from the Courtyard space will be along the windows with the main Galleria Hallway (and wherever one can find space!) Just a handful of seats will be available for those guests who truly require them.



Alexa Hildebrandt

Soprano Alexa Hildebrandt dedicated her time to singing after her debut church performance at the tender age of seven. She studied vocal performance at Kwantlen Polytechnic University with mezzo-soprano Gail Suderman and with soprano Monica Huisman at the University of Manitoba. After returning to the Okanagan, she studied with sopranos Alexandra Babbel and Ana Toumine, and is currently the associate conductor for Candesca.

Joshua Clearwater

Joshua Clearwater is a second year student at the University of British Columbia School of Music majoring in opera performance. He has studied under Alexandra Babble and has been a member of both the Amici and Choral Union choirs in recent years.


Jorden Doody

Jorden Doody studied Costuming for Stage and Screen at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC. Her love of fashion soon became her main focus in Montreal, while she was Head of Wardrobe for Concordia University’s Theater Department. She is thrilled to showcase some of her favourite artistic mediums all together tonight for this special presentation at the Kelowna Art Gallery.

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