he 50 piece wind ensemble under the direction of Denise Marquette will play tunes beneath a thematic umbrella of Mystery, Magic and Majesty.

Concert band set to dazzle on Mother’s Day

The Evergreen Club presents the Comox Valley Concert Band in a Mother’s Day tea and performance on Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre.

The 50 piece wind ensemble under the direction of Denise Marquette will play tunes beneath a thematic umbrella of mystery, magic and majesty.

Speaking of umbrellas, Mary Poppins will make an early appearance with a carpet bag full of musical magic, along with Dorothy (recently of Kansas) rhythmically clicking her ruby red slippers as she dances down the yellow brick road with her brainless, heartless and cowardly companions. Oz should be so lucky!

Magic carpets also figure in the afternoon’s delight as a Persian prayer rug transports you to a Whole New World where Aladdin awaits.

But the programme is not all Disney fluff and fantasy; mystery also lurks in the dark alcoves of the Filberg Centre.

Erik Morales’ Through Darkened Sleepy Hollow evokes the night ride of the Headless Horseman and John Higgins explores the mysteries of the universe in Regenesis, a haunting planetary invocation to the music of the spheres.

From the majestic wonder of Galante’s Mt Everest to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s triumphal Jesus Christ Superstar and on to Elgar’s glorious Nimrod, the band will have you amazed, mystified – even mesmerized.

Tickets are $8 and includes tea and coffee following the performance. Children under 12 are free in this family afternoon of music. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For more information call 250-338-1000.

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