Palm Court Light Orchestra

Barbara Blair

The American Songbook

Barbara Blair, vocalist
Karel Roessingh, piano
Joey Smith, guitar

This concert is a tribute to the great ladies of song Ella
Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and Sarah Vaughan. The
arrangements are in the style of Robert Farnon, Nelson
Riddle, Paul Weston and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra.

October 14 Sidney 2:00 pm
October 19 Oak Bay 2:30 pm
October 23 Duncan 2:30 pm 

2016-17 Season Schedule


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

Welcome to the Palm Court Light Orchestra’s 2016/17 30th Anniversary Season. When we started the Orchestra in 1987 we had no idea that 30 years later we would be still performing light orchestral music in the palm court style. It has been an incredible journey and one in which we have made many friends.

The 2016/17 Season sees a number of changes. Our October concert will be our last presentation in Duncan. Unfortunately with the passing of time our audiences have dwindled and we can no longer support financially the Duncan concerts. We thank our many friends in the Cowichan Valley for their support and devotion over the years. We are also leaving the UVic Centre at the University and moving to the new Dave Dunnet Theatre at the Oak Bay High School. Our Oak Bay concerts will now all be 2.30 pm mid-week matinees. Finally our Sidney concerts continue to attract sold out audiences and new subscribers.

Our season opens with vocalist Barbara Blair and special guests Karel Roesssingh, piano and guitarist Joey Smith. This concert entitled The American Song Book will feature songs as performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney and Sarah Vaughan.

February 2017 sees the return of two of our favourite singers Shadan Saul Guerrero and Sidney tenor Sunny Shams. They will headline our Valentine concert and their singing is bound to bring some romance into everyone’s life.

The April concert celebrates the musicians of the Palm Court Light Orchestra whose contribution has made the Orchestra so well respected in the musical community. It will feature a number of soloists from the Orchestra in compositions by Edward Elgar, Richard Rodgers, Gabriel Faure and Victor Herbert.

The music we all love continues
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!

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We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of
British Columbia

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