2012 Teen Honour in the Arts Award Recipient
When Quinn Bates opens his mouth and begins to sing, people stop to listen. Gifted with a unique and rare counter-tenor voice, Quinn has been turning heads with his crystal clear voice in many events throughout Kelowna.
Over 3000 people got to hear Quinn sing as the winner of the 2012 Kelowna Canada Day Young Artist competition, performing as a soloist at the Canada Day concert where he earned a standing ovation.
Known as a triple threat, he sings, dances and acts, which makes him a much sought after cast member in musical productions. From large roles such as Jack in Actors Studio’s production of Into The Woods, to being Peter in the 2012 production of Peter and the Wolf with Bumbershoot Theatre and Okanagan Symphony, Quinn’s talents are well known to theatre patrons in Kelowna.
A vocal student of Alexandra Babbel’s, in 2012 alone Quinn sang with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra twice, Handel’s Messiah as the alto soloist with Aura singers, and as a soloist at Alexandra’s Opera at Bo.ttega and Christmas concert.
In theatre, he can often be found volunteering Front of House duties at Kelowna Actors Studio and has been a member of Bumbershoot’s Apprenticeship Program and acts as dance captain for their Young Performers Program.