Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival gears up for finale

The Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship Concert is at 7 p.m. on May 12

More than 5,000 performers from age six to adults are filling a dozen stages in 15 sections of the arts during the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival.

For six weeks from March 30 to May 12, students play brass, sing in choirs, dance and perform in the dramatic arts for adjudicators.

Concluding the festival is the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship Concert, on May 12, at which the most talented performers, festival-wide, will be vying for the annual $5,000 scholarship.

During the concert each performer has 20 minutes to perform two selections. Candidates can be singers or instrumentalists.

The scholarship is the largest of its kind awarded at a community performing arts festival in Canada.

The Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship Concert is at 7 p.m. at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall in the MacLaurin Building at UVic. Top musicians from several instrumental and vocal sections will be performing. Tickets, $20/$10 seniors, students and children are  available at the door.

Go to gvpaf.org for more information.

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