Palm Court Light Orchestra brings Rio to Sidney

Eighth sold-out concert in a row at the Charlie White Theatre

Conductor Charles Job leads the Palm Court Light Orchestra in its Oct. 22 afternoon presentation of Flying Down to Rio at Sidney’s Charlie White Theatre.

The house was full for the latest performance of the Palm Court Light Orchestra in Sidney — marking what could be the eighth sold-out concert in a row at the Charlie White Theatre.

A long queue of orchestral music lovers filled the Mary Winspear Centre on Oct. 22, ready to see Palm Court’s Flying Down to Rio — concerts featuring music with a distinctly South American flair. It’s the theme of the orchestra’s October concert series, which wrapped up this week.

Orchestra founder and conductor Charles Job expressed his thanks to the Sidney audience for their support over the years. He noted that Sidney seems to be where the orchestra finds it most ardent supporters — evident in the full house at 2:30 in the afternoon.

The Palm Court Light Orhestra returns in December with a trio of concerts in Victoria, Duncan and Sidney. This time, it’s a tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops with the music of Henry Mancini John Williams and Canadian Robert Farnon. The shows take place Dec. 7 (Victoria), 8 (Duncan) and 10 (Sidney).