Nika Louw

Meet The Talented

Nika Louw

Nika Louw is a Grade 11 Student at Kelowna Christian School. She moved to Kelowna at age 12 and started lessons with Alexandra Babbel that summer, falling in love with the Opera scene in Kelowna right away! Performing is Nika’s biggest passion, especially singing classical music and musical theatre or really anything that involves public speaking or being on stage expressing herself. When not on stage with Candesca, she is either involved in a school production or show at Kelowna Actors’ Studio. She plans to either go to Vancouver Film school when she graduates or win a Rhodes Scholarship and study something difficult at Oxford University. She is excited for her future, but will sorely miss Candesca and Opera Kelowna when she leaves


THE Talent

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, 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.

Dec. 22, 2019

A Ceremony of Carols

CANDESCA presents Ceremony of Carols and other favourites Concert and Christmas Tea Artistic Director Alexandra Babbel, Pianist Graham Vink. Tickets are available for either the 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.…
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