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2018 Spring Benefit Concert Series:
Give Our Regards to Broadway
The Broadway musical was born sometime after the US Civil War and since then, has transformed into a cultural phenomenon in the Western world. Since its inception, the musical has travelled the world, from New York City to small towns and cities far from “The Great White Way.” From high-school stages to grand performing arts centres, you can still see productions of some of the greatest musicals. For the Peninsula Singers, Lena Palermo has chosen some of the very best that have stood the test of time. From “Cats”, the story of a tribe of “Jellicos” to “Les Miserables,” about Jean Valjean, Victor Hugo’s hero who escapes from prison.
In addition to the greats from the past, Lena has selected several numbers from current productions, including “Come From Away,” the story of the people from Gander, Newfoundland who welcomed 7,000 people to their small town that day in 9/11 when the American airspace closed. And “Hamilton,” the hip-hop infused show whose tickets are priced astronomically—and are still difficult to get. The stories and the music will tell our own tale of why we are “Giving Our Regards to Broadway.”
As our tradition, look for our “Spotlight on a Young Artist,” where we give the stage to one or more talented youngsters from the Greater Victoria area.
We will be accompanied by Janet Yonge on piano, Terry Erskine on percussion, Jennifer Bennett on double bass and Jim Kingham, as our Master of Ceremonies.
Friday, April 27, 2018 – 7:30pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 7:30pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 2:00pm
Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave W, Sidney, BC V8L 1W9