Mezzo soprano Kristin Hoff is featured in the Palm Court Light Orchestra’s season opener

Palm court’s season debut

With a Song in My Heart, features Montreal mezzo soprano Kristin Hoff

The Palm Court Light Orchestra opens its 2014/15 season with a song in its heart.

The program, With a Song in My Heart, features Montreal mezzo soprano Kristin Hoff in a program that includes selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Richard Rodgers’ Boys from Syracuse and Carousel as well as songs by Noel Coward and Camille Saint-Saen.

Hoff debuted at Carnegie Hall singing Elliot Carter’s Syringa with Maestro James Levine conducting. She has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the Vancouver Opera and at the Tanglewood Music Centre.

Hoff has received grants from both the Quebec and Canada Art Councils on numerous occasions. She was chosen as a Caramoor Vocal Rising Star for 2012 and sang also as a part of the New York Festival of Song.

The orchestra, conducted by Charles Job, and now in its 28th season, will present selections from Arthur Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, Broadway favourite Damn Yankees and music by Edward Elgar, John Philip Sousa, Haydn Wood and Leroy Anderson. It will also include Palladio by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.

Audiences will be familiar with Jenkins’ choral music and Palladio written for string orchestra in 1996 is a excellent example of contemporary light orchestral music.

With a Song in My Heart is at the UVic Centre on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7.30 p.m.

Further details of the Palm Court 2014/15 season are available at palmcourtorchestra.com.

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