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The Journey is about to begin!

Are you ready to join us on this perilous adventure? As Phileas and Passepartout set off in haste from London, we can hear the unmistakable glorious sounds of the music of England…A musical postcard written by Robert Buckley, evoking the history and charm of the English countryside.

Robert Buckley and his Postcard from England

Robert (known as Bob) Buckley was born in Brighton, UK in 1946, but was spirited away at the age of nine to live in Canada. Despite this, he maintains a strong connection with both Europe and Canada. He developed early multi-instrumental skills (piano/keyboard, clarinet, saxophone, flute, guitar and five-string banjo) and was composing and arranging music for ensembles in his teens. At the age of 14, he toured Europe with the legendary Vancouver Kitsilano Boys Band (1928-1978) and wrote his first large-scale work for concert band.

He has had a diverse career as a composer, arranger, performer, producer, recording artist and conductor. He is best known in Canada for his composition “This is my home”, which has become an unofficial second national anthem. Listening to this composition makes you proud to be Canadian (even if you aren’t!).

Having discovered the renown of one of the composers featured in our program, are you ready to embark on a Jules Verne-inspired musical adventure unlike any other?

Around the World in 80 minutes. Departing 3 pm sharp on Sunday 26 May 2024. Get your tickets for this unmissable journey!


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