Community Benefits

BCLC Presents Free Virtual Viewing of Christmas with the KSO Concert

December 20, 2021

Christmas with the KSO

Just in time for the holidays, BCLC and the Kamloops Symphony (KSO) are pleased to announce that a virtual viewing of the recent sold-out Christmas with the KSO concert is now available for free on

The virtual broadcast is of the December 11 concert by the KSO – joined by soprano Rachel Casponi, and the KSO Chorus – which performed a sparkling program of festive hits from the Baorque and beyond marking its first performance in 23 months due to the pandemic. The orchestra and choir were led by guest conductor Cosette Justo Valdés, a thrilling and passionate director originally from Cuba.

“BCLC is thrilled to present an online viewing of Christmas with the KSO to provide everyone near and far with an opportunity to enjoy this dazzling performance,” said Peter ter Weeme, Chief Social Purpose Officer and Vice President of Player Experience at BCLC. “Supporting the arts in Kamloops continues to be a key commitment for BCLC and we feel it’s particularly important to demonstrate our support this year, as the KSO brings the community back together for live audience performances.” 

The recording is available to watch on until January 8, 2022.

“Given all the challenges that we as Kamloopsians have faced in 2021, we wanted the opportunity to give the gift of music to the community and bring a moment of reprieve and joy into all of our homes,” said Daniel Mills, Executive Director, KSO. “We are thrilled to be working with our community partners, specifically BCLC, to make this festive concert available for free.”

Since 1985, BCLC has proudly supported British Columbia by sponsoring events in communities across the province.