Live to Dream: a concert to benefit Victoria Hospice

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2015

The story behind Live to Dream, by Dr. Peter Houghton, a Victoria-based MD:

When I was growing up in South Africa I was taken by our school to my first ever symphony concert in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. I was ten, and a young girl the same age as me was performing with the orchestra. I was captivated, only a little bit jealous and have wanted to play with an orchestra ever since.

Life put the dream on hold, but I decided several years ago that if ever I could play the Saint-Saens and if an orchestra would do me the honour of accompanying me, it should be part of a concert for some good cause.

A few years ago I discovered that Victoria Hospice depends on community donations for half their annual funding. Having had many patients in the final stages of life helped by Victoria Hospice, I knew right away that it would be the perfect cause.


This November 22 at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, you can help make Peter’s dream come true. Under the direction of Dr. George Corwin, the Civic Orchestra of Victoria and the Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society are preparing a marvelous concert for Victoria Hospice. The program will include:

• Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 4, performed by Dr. Peter Houghton
• Grieg Symphonic Dances
• Selections from Gilbert & Sullivan HMS Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado

Peter is hoping to raise $35,000 in honour of Victoria Hospice's 35th Anniversary this year. Come join him in supporting end-of-life care. If you cannot make it to the concert, please consider making a donation to the Live to Dream Campaign

Tickets only $25
in person:UVic Ticket Centre
by phone: 250-721-8480

For more information, call 250-519-1744 or email at Victoria Hospice Fund Development


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