Show offers ‘Princes to Frogs’

Straight From London’s Royal Albert Hall Christmas Concert, Steven Devine is bringing his Victoria Baroque Players to Duncan

Straight From London’s Royal Albert Hall Christmas Concert, Steven Devine is bringing his Victoria Baroque Players, augmented with four hunting horn artists, to Duncan for a special performance.

Devine will simultaneously conduct and play the harpsichord in a show entitled From Princes to Frogs at the Christian Reformed Church on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The Royal Albert has 5,272 seats and world-wide television broadcasting of his recent Christmas concert reached millions of viewers. In total contrast, the church has only 450 available seats for this concert, the fourth in the Cowichan Symphony Society’s season.

Devine has a varied music background and Gramaphone magazine has described his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as “among the best”.

This performance, there is pomp and circumstance as well as humour for the audience to enjoy.

Orchestral highlights from operas by Handel and Rameau are featured alongside two of Telemann’s biggest concert pieces.

Some tickets were still available at press time. Check with the Cowichan Theatre Ticket Centre at 250-748-7529 to see if any are left.