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The Tea Party: Palm Court Orchestra, Joanne Hounsell

Sun. May 29th 2005 2:30 pm University Centre Farquhar Auditorium (All Ages) 2:30 pm
Taking afternoon tea has long been a tradition in the English speaking world and Vancouver Island is no exception. Join the Orchestra in a popular programme of light music complete with a tea of scones, cream and strawberry jam.

"There's nothing quite like a cuppa!"

Joanne Hounsell, soprano -

Joanne Hounsell was educated at Mount Allison University, Toronto University and UBC. She has appeared with most Canadian Orchestras in performances of Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Orff's Carmina Burana and Verdi's Requiem as well as the more light hearted Symphony Pops. Her operatic roles include The Marriage of Figaro, The Turn of the Screw and The Merry Widow for L'Opera de Montreal, Pacific Opera and the Canadian Opera Company. She has also appeared as Josephine in HMS Pinafore for the Stratford Festival.

Ms. Hounsell has received many prizes including the Canada Council's Sylvia Gelber Prize and the Stratford Festival's Maureen Forrester Prize. She has also taught at the Universities of Lethbridge and Victoria. At present she is the Head of the Voice Department at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

For more info contact -

Telephone: (250) 748-9964
Fax: (250) 748-5303

Tickets for all Victoria concerts must be
purchased at:
UVic Centre Box Ofiice
Victoria (250) 721-8480

Palm Court Orchestra

The Palm Court Orchestra was founded by conductor Charles Job in 1986 and gave its first concert in April 1987. In the decade since the Palm Court Orchestra, one of the few ensembles in the world dedicated to the performance of light music, has built up a devoted following in Victoria and southern Vancouver Island for its sensitive and affectionate... more info

Joanne Hounsell (Soprano)

Soprano Joanne Hounsell and Pianist Robert Holliston present a Song Recital featuring the music of Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, Fernando Obradors and Kurt Weill. An accomplished concert artist, Ms. Hounsell has sung in solo recital at the National Arts Centre as part of CBC Radio's Debut series and most recentl... more info
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