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A Family Holiday with the Festive Brass
December 9, 2017  |  2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dave Dunnet Community Theatre
2151 Cranmore Road, Oak Bay

Press contact: Melissa - civictickets@gmail.com or 250.516.5599
$22 adults  |  $18 seniors  |  $10 students
Tickets for children ages 12 & under are FREE
(max 2 free children's tickets per adult)
Long & McQuade; Munro's Books; Ivy's Bookshop; The Shieling (Cadboro Bay); Tanner's Books (Sidney), at the door, and online:www.civicorchestraofvictoria.org

For almost twenty years, the Festive Brass have been delighting crowds at The Butchart Gardens in Victoria during the holiday season. Comprised of Stevan Paranosic (trumpet), Bruce Hurn (trumpet), Nick La Riviere (trombone) and Robert Fraser (bass trombone), the Festive Brass display top-notch musicianship, quirky arrangements of well-loved holiday classics, and cheeky humour.

They have been bringing their unique brand of fun-for-the-whole-family holiday cheer to sold-out shows with the Vancouver Island Symphony at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. The Symphony’s Artistic Director, Pierre Simard, says the Festive Brass “bring a very special blend of imagination, surprises, instrumental virtuosity and of course - festiveness to their productions. This will be a wonderful way to begin the Christmas season!”

On the afternoon of December 9th (2pm), the Festive Brass will join the Civic Orchestra of Victoria for the first time at Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay. Merriness, magic, and a dash of madness are on the musical menu. The Festive Brass delivers music with a comedic twist while still honouring traditional carols. With over two hundred original arrangements in their repertoire, you’ll hear ‘mash ups’ that combine Christmas carols with TV show themes, video game music, and pop music classics. It’s fabulous fun!

Festive Brass will perk up your senses, and not just because of the horns. Their arrangements are fresh, novel and sometimes unconventional. How about The Little Drummer Boy with a groovy, percussive Latin beat? Or a Klezmerized, Jewish carol they like to call Oy! to the World? Weird and wonderful, right?

The orchestra will also be highlighted in arrangements of enduring classics like the beautiful Coventry Carol, Mel Torme’s The Christmas Song, and the ever-popular Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride

The entire program appeals to all generations, and with costume changes and fun stage effects, the show is fabulously festive. Add in a rousing carol sing-a-long for the entire audience and this is a performance you won’t want to miss. 

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