Palm Court Light Orchestra

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The Titanic Orchestra

Alana Hayes  
mezzo soprano

The legend is that they played “Nearer My God to Thee” as the ship went down but the Titanic Orchestra led by violinist Wallace Hartley from Colne, Lancashire certainly played all the famous Edwardian “palm court” numbers.

October 10, 2019
Sidney 2:00 pm

October 11, 2019
Oak Bay 2:00 pm

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Charles JobConductor’s Corner

Welcome to the 2019/20 Season of the Palm Court Light Orchestra. This is our 33rd season of presenting light orchestral music in the palm court style. Our first concert in October The Titanic Orchestra pays tribute to the musicians of the ill fated ship who perished in the north sea having struck an iceberg. The musicians of the Titanic led by violinist Wallace Hartley from Colne, Lancashire are reputed to have played “Nearer my God to Thee” as the ship went down. This is not certain but we do know they played music to help keep the passengers calm. Since the Titanic was a White Star Line ship we also know much of the music they would have played. Joining us will be mezzo soprano Alana Hayes with songs from the Victoria and Edwardian eras. February sees our annual Valentine concert A Viennese Valentine with an emthasis on the music of Vienna. Composers include Franz Lehar, Robert Stolz, Emmerich Kalman and the Strauss family. Our soloist will be Vancouver soprano Lambroula Pappas. Our April concert Canadian Impressions features light music by Canadian composers Robert Farnon, Marc Fortier, Davies and Michael Conway Baker. Our soloist will be cellist Pamela Haughbarg from UVic’s Lafayette Quartet. She will be featured in music by Jacques Offenbach, Gabriel Faure, W. H. Squire, David Popper and Victor Herbert. .

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!

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