Palm Court Light Orchestra

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Canadian Impressions

Pamela Highbaugh Aloni

One of the most respected composers of light orchestral music was Canadian Robert Farnon. We will perform some of his pieces along with the music of Vancouver composer Michael Conway Baker. We will also present a new work for orchestra by Victoria composer Mark Reed called Message to Home. Completing the afternoon will be cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni  performing music by Offenbach, Faure, Popper and Victor Herbert as played at Prince Harry and Megan Markles’ royal wedding.

April 2, 2020
Sidney 2:00 pm

April 3, 2020
Oak Bay 2:00 pm


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Charles JobConductor’s Corner

Due to the current information around the health emergency, the Canadian Light Music Society regrets that it has to cancel the Palm Court Light Orchestra' s concert "Canadian Impressions" on April 2 & 3, 2020 at the Charlie White Theatre, Sidney and the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, Oak Bay. It has also been decided that it is not feasible to attempt to reschedule these concerts to a future date. 

The Society will offer its patrons the following:

  • A tax receipt from the Canadian Light Music Society for the full value of the ticket.
  • A voucher for any concerts in the 2020/2021 including a discount of season subscriptions.
  • A full refund of the ticket price.

These arrangements can be made with the Mary Winspear Centre Box Office by calling 250-748-9964. Patrons with tickets to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, Oak Bay must contact the Canadian Light Music Society directly at
1-250-748-9964. Email:

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.

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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