Ken Lavigne performing in two Valentine presentations

Family, friends and fans of Chemainus tenor Ken Lavigne have two chances to see him perform in this area around Valentine’s Day.

Family, friends and fans of Chemainus tenor Ken Lavigne have two chances to see him perform in this area around Valentine’s Day.

This Sunday (Feb. 12), Lavigne is performing a special Valentine concert, Be My Love, in Duncan.

Presented by the Palm Court Light Orchestra, Be My Love takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the Quw’utsun Cultural Centre.

Tickets are available by calling the Cowichan Theatre box office at 250-748-7529 and at the door.

Be My Love is a celebration of tenor Mario Lanza. It is also the final concert in the Palm Court Light Orchestra’s Silver Jubilee Season.

Through his many records, films and television appearances, Lanza became a household name in many parts of the world.

Lavigne shares a high regard for both the quality of Lanza’s voice and his musicianship.

For his appearance with the Palm Court Light Orchestra, Lavigne will sing O Sole Mio, Granada, Funiculi Funicula, Because, Torna a Surriento, Nessun Dorma and Lanza’s signature song, Be My Love.

Lavigne will be the guest artist in another Valentine presentation Sat., Feb. 18 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo.

In a season dedicated to Music for Your Heart and Soul, the Vancouver Island Symphony, under the baton of Pierre Simard, presents Believe Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Throughout a program of familiar ballads, show tunes and classical cross-over favourites (and surprises), Lavigne weaves a thread, joining each song with anecdotes, mostly of the humorous kind, that have audiences rollicking with laughter.

All the while, it’s his music that will touch the heart, with a voice that Cabaret Exchange of New York describes as being like “… liquid gold.”

Tickets for Believe are available by calling 250-754-8550.