This is Ella’s third season with Candesca. Her musical journey began as a young child playing piano, which grew in time to becoming a classically trained pianist, receiving her RCM grade 8. Ella loved to sing and would play piano and sing jazz and RnB at many community performances. Ella was an original Bumbershoot Apprenticeship member and a band and choir member at her school. At age 15, Ella met Alexandra Babbel and her love for classical and opera music sparked. During her time in Candesca, she has travelled to New York to sing at venues such as St. Paul’s Chapel at Ground Zero and St. John the Devine Cathedral. As she pursues a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia, she has really appreciated the opportunity to have a musical outlet, as well as getting to know some wonderful, like-minded ladies.
Meet The Talented
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.
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.