The Purcell Mountain Orchestra returns to Golden

The Purcell Mountain Orchestra is a small group of local musicians who play centuries old classics, unplugged, right here in Golden.

The Purcell Mountain Orchestra (PMO), a local 22-piece symphony, is a small group of local musicians who play centuries old classics, unplugged, right here in Golden.

Six years ago, the group formed under the direction of Laurie Dalzell and it seemed unlikely that a small community like Golden could gather half a dozen violinists, a couple of cellists, flutes, clarinets, trombones, trumpets and percussionists, flavoured with an oboe, french horn, piano and string bass.

This year the orchestra will offer up a big plate of fine classical music just in time for Christmas.

Under the direction of the conductor, Jackie Ohnander, the PMO has been rehearsing since September to present a diverse program on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Civic Centre. The repertoire will include music such as Beethoven’s Egmont Overture (a PMO world premiere), Rossini’s William Tell, Sibelius, Blake, Holst and Tchaikovsky.

The PMO invites everyone for the family concert with audience carol singing. Admission for the event is by donation.

For more information on the Purcell Mountain Orchestra please visit www.purcellmountainorchestra.com or find the group on Facebook.