Carnival of the Animals in town when Sidney Concert Band performs May 29 – Victoria News

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The musicians of the Sidney Concert Band under the direction of Bruce Ham will unleash their inner animals on May 29 at their annual spring concert at the Mary Winspear Centre, performing a series of animal-themed pieces. (Photo courtesy of Nicola Hesnes)

Carnival of the Animals in town when Sidney Concert Band performs May 29

The Lion King among the selections to play at the Mary Winspear Center



Bruce Ham returns to the podium to lead the Sidney Concert Band for their annual May concert at the Mary Winspear Centre.

Scheduled for May 29 at 2 p.m., the concert is inspired by the Carnival of the Animals by French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921). Selections include The Lion King, A Circus Suite, and of course Carnival of the Animals, a humorous suite that imitates the voices of various animals.

The concert also features singers Nicola Hestnes and Jim Kingham with the Trounce Alley Quartet as special guests. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at marywinspear.ca or by calling the box office number at 250-656-0275.


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