Candesca, meaning ‘beginning to shine’ is an award-winning singing ensemble of young women, based in Kelowna, British Columbia. Founded in 2007 by Alexandra Babbel, Candesca fuses a variety of musical repertoire, with couture gowns and contemporary staging.



Talented Vocalists – Chosen through audition, each member of Candesca excels in different musical genres, from high-level instrumentalists and composers, to musical theatre performers, dancers, and actors.

Candesca wants you

For the 2020/2021 season

How to become a member

Candesca is looking for open-minded, eager-to-learn individuals with a passion for music.  

 New members are sought between the ages of 15 and 30. 

Auditions for the upcoming season will take place via video submissions accepted from now until June 23rd.

Optimally, applicants should have experience and education in classical signing or a related genre. However, this is not a requirement..

To be considered, please contact Alexandra Babbel at [email protected] who will respond with audition requirements.
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World-travelled- Candesca has toured through 11 countries, and performed for audiences around the world, including several countries in Europe, culminating in a special visit to Kelowna’s sister city, Veendam (Netherlands), and moving performances at Trinity Wall Street Church, and St. Paul’s Chapel, both at Ground Zero in New York City.

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CANDESCA has been and continues to be a beacon of Classical Arts in our region. These talented young women who are  “beginning to shine”  are the light of my life!

Alexandra Babbel, Conductor
Assoc. Mus, BMus, MMus, Doctoral studies.