Palm Court Light Orchestra

PCO Orchestra

April Showers

Rebecca Hass,
mezzo soprano

Al Jolson’s famous song brings us a programme of popular music from the music hall and vaudeville stage extending into early Broadway musicals including selections from Jule Styne’s 1963 Funny Girl starring Barbara Streisand.

April 5, 2018
Sidney 2:00 pm

April 6, 2018
Oak Bay 2:30 pm

2017-18 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 2017/18 season. When I started the Orchestra in 1987, I couldn’t have imagined that 30 years later we would be entering our fourth decade of performing light orchestral music in the “palm court “ style. These days our concerts are all afternoon matinees and are presented at the Charlie White Theatre, Sidney and the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, Oak Bay. The Orchestra numbers 26 professional musicians and we are all members of the Victoria Musicians’ Association, CFM Local 247.

Our first concert in October entitled Grand Hotel mostly features music from the Edwardian Era plus selections from musicals like Jerome Kern’s Sunny and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song. It also includes such favorites as The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, the waltz Fascination and Ernest Bucalossi’s Grasshopper’s Dance. Our soloist is soprano Amy Steggler who will be performing songs by Arthur Sullivan, Victor Herbert, Edvard Grieg and Ivor Novello.

February 2018 is our annual tribute to romance. Entitled My Funny Valentine it features the famous song by Rodgers and Hart sung by this year’s guest soloist mezzo-soprano Rebecca Hass. Ms. Hass will also perform songs by Jerome Kern, Edward Elgar and Camille Saint-Saens. The Orchestra’s own contribution includes music by Leroy Anderson, Eric Coates and selections from Edward German’s Merrie England.

Rebecca Hass returns in April, 2018 to headline April Showers. She will be performing three Richard Rodger’s songs With a Song In My Heart, Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered and When I Marry Mr. Snow. The Orchestra presents selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado and Jules Styne’s Funny Girl.

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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British Columbia

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