Peninsula Singers set to take audience to the movies

Peninsula Singers are presenting their signature styling of seventeen songs from films this weekend

Next weekend the Peninsula Singers hit the stage with their latest show

SIDNEY — Hollywood has memorialized hundreds of songs since the 1920s in movies ranging from the serious to the comic, and in recognition of this, Glenda Korella and the Peninsula Singers are presenting their signature styling of seventeen songs from films this weekend in their show titled A Night at the Movies.

Korella will have the 60 singers perform music ranging from A Grand Night for Singing from State Fair to the theme music from James Bond films.

Syd Waldron, a member of the men’s bass section, will also be featured singing Tevya’s lament from Fiddler on the Roof, titled If I Were a Rich Man.

Waldron sang the lead in the musical in 1979 as a member of the Peterborough Theatre Guild.

“I’ve been singing since I was 10 years old and a choir boy and it’s now going on 80 years that I’ve been doing this,” said Waldron.

“I’m just grateful for the chance to still be singing and doing solo work.”

Korella has also arranged choreography for a number of songs and there will be several production numbers featuring other soloists who are members of the chorus.

“This concert has been a big undertaking for us,” said Korella.

“The costuming, choreography, staging … everything is at a higher level than we’ve done before and I know the audience will find it all worthwhile.”

The Singers traditional focus on a young artist from the region will feature four saxophonists.

Formed in September 2012, the Orfeo Quartet is a combination of three students who attend the University of Victoria (plus one who recently graduated) all working under the direction of Wendell Clanton.

A Night at the Movies takes place Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 28, a matinee will be presented at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $11 for kids under 12 and $22 for adults and are available through the Mary Winspear box office at 250-656-0275 or at marywinspear.ca. Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Peninsula Hospital Foundation’s Music Therapy Program.

For more information visit www.peninsulasingers.ca

 

— With files from the Peninsula Singers

 

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