Palm Court Light Orchestra


PCO Orchestra

The Great Caruso

Sunny Shams,
tenor

Tenor Sunny Shams is featured in this tribute to the great tenors of the age.. It will include operetta, opera and those famous parlour & neopolitan songs made famous by John McCormick, Richard Tauber, Mario Lanza, Jussi Bjorling, Pavarotti and Andreas Bocelli … Bravo !

October 18, 2018
Sidney 2:00 pm

October 19, 2018
Oak Bay 2:00 pm
 

2018-19 Season Schedule

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Silver Jubilee  1987-2012
Celebrating 25 years
of light music
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Charles JobConductor’s Corner

Welcome to the 2018/19 Season of the Palm Court Light Orchestra. This is our 32nd season and we have now reached the point of having to repeat some of the tunes from our huge library. Over the years I estimate we have played close to 600 separate pieces of music from Allan Macbeth’s Forget Me Nut (1882) to the Theme from Downton Abbey (2006).

Our first concert in October celebrates The Great Caruso, a 1950 film starring Mario Lanza as the Italian icon Enrique Coruso, the first supper star of  opera. We also celebrate the return of our own favourite tenor Sidney’s Sunny Shams. Sunny will sing arias from Puccini’s La Boheme, Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Matinatta, Donzetti’s Elixir of Love and Bizet’s Carmen. He will also sing the popular songs of the times  including Come Back to Sorrento and You Are My Hearts Delight. October’s  concert is really a “double bill” because we shall be performing the music of Vancouver composer  Michael Conway Baker in celebration of his 80th birthday.

February sees our annual Valentine concert and Sunny Shams is joined by Mexican soprano Shadan Saul. They make a wonderful couple and they will sing some romantic  operetta duets by Franz Lehar and musical theatre from Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon and My Fair Lady. The Orchestra will perform the rarely heard overture to Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Sorcerer and selections from Sigmund Romberg’s 1923 Nina Rosa.

Our April concert is something entirely new for us. We have invited the students from Oak Bay School to perform with us. They are resident at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre and they excel in their dance, choir and musical theatre programmes. This is an educational opportunity to share our music with the younger generation. Perhaps we will see some grandparents joining our audience.

Another fine season from the Palm Court Light Orchestra
Charles Job, Conductor

 

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What is Palm Court Music?

Palm Court music brings forth images of potted palms, gracious grand hotels and ballroom dancers in elegant evening dress. The Palm Court Light Orchestra typically plays popular light classics from the early 1900s as well as marches, ragtime, and musical gems from the early days of cinema, between the two world wars. It is best described as light-hearted music that sends you home smiling!

Listen to :
music Folies Bergeres
music The Golden Tango

 

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1358 Garret Place, Cowichan Bay, BC VOR 1N2


 

Community Partners

EGON
BAUMANN
MUSIC FOUNDATION

 

Capital Regional District


Times Colonist

 

 

District of North Saanich

 

Berwick Retirement Communities

 

Victoria Foundation

 

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of
British Columbia

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