Recital involving Preeceville native “warms the hearts of Preeceville audience”

Kennedy Kosheluk (originally of Preeceville) and Andrew Booth of Saskatoon thrilled local audience members when they performed a musical concert at the Preeceville Trinity United Church on January 18.

"The Trinity United Church was filled with the beautiful sounds of classical guitar and piano on January 18 courtesy of Andrew Booth and Kennedy Kosheluk," stated Karolyn Kosheluk, Kennedy’s mom.

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The program began with the guitar music, and “the reverent and intricate playing by Booth.” His repertoire included Ciacona by Silvius L. Weiss, La Risoluzione from Giulianate Opus 148 by Mauro Giuliani, Preludio Opus 5, No. 1 by Agustin Barrios, and the waltz Valse Venezolano No. 3 by Antonio Lauro.  He then concluded with two technical studies: Etude No. 24 by Gerald Garcia and Etude No 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos.  Kosheluk continued the afternoon with the Toccata from J. S. Bach’s Partita; the second movement of Beethoven’s sonata, and Sonata by Grieg. The presentation was followed by a time for coffee and visiting.

Kosheluk is a third-year student at the University of Saskatchewan where she is working on a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in piano. She studies under Kathleen Solose and has completed her ARCT Associateship in performance piano this past summer, and her future plans include a master’s degree. She is a talented composer and has written several pieces for piano. Kosheluk is the daughter of Kevin and Karolyn Kosheluk of Preeceville.

Andrew Booth convocated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music degree and recently completed his Royal Conservatory of Music Grade Nine guitar exam. His future plans include a master’s degree in classical guitar, although he continues to develop his skills in the hard rock/metal genre. Booth keeps busy with a studio in Saskatoon where he has a growing number of guitar students, but makes time to compose both classical and metal music.