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Richmond Orchestra and Chorus goes Hollywood

Pocahontas is among the films whose music will be featured in a Richmond Orchestra and Chorus concert.  -
Pocahontas is among the films whose music will be featured in a Richmond Orchestra and Chorus concert.
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There'll be "Blue Skies," a "Moon River" and even "Colors of the Wind" in a Saturday concert that will take its audience on a journey through the rich history of music in film.

The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association will bring the music to life in "A Night at the Movies: Music from Hollywood" on June 7 at Fraserview Church.

Both the orchestra and chorus will perform on their own and together in this celebration of classical and popular music featured in some of the world's most loved movies, including The Jazz Singer ("Blue Skies," 1927), Breakfast at Tiffany's ("Moon River," 1961) and Pocahontas ("Colors of the Wind," 1995).

Orchestra musicians will present a range of music, from the quirky "The Pink Panther," to the solemn theme song from the 1993 Oscar winning film Schindler's List.

Opera singer and guest CBC radio host Rebecca Hass will help guide the audience through the 15-song presentation—the final concert of the association's 28th season.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $6 for children under the age of 12. Buy in advance at roca.ca or 604-276-2747 or at the door. The Saturday show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Fraserview Mennonite Brethren Church, 11295 Mellis Dr.

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