STARLIGHT POPS COMBO
Phil Hallman, Assistant Conductor, piano & saxophone is an accomplished musical director, rehearsal pianist and musician. His training includes piano, saxophone, and musical theatre including an apprenticeship with Orpheus Musical Theatre Society in Ottawa. Phil has been involved in numerous musical theatre productions including high school, community and children's presentations. Some of Phil’s other musical ventures include Victoria Youth Musical Theatre specializing in intensive musical theatre classes and summer camps for children and youth, Black Box Productions, and Con Brio Music which offers music lessons for all ages. Phil is which offers music lessons for all ages. Phil is also the Director of Music at Victoria’s First Unitarian Church.
Peter Rothhauser, piano & keyboards is a career musician who’s played on cruise ships with The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters and countless others. He's entertained Prince Charles and Camilla at Government House, played for can-can dancers at Diamond Tooth Gertie's Casino in the Yukon, and done just about everything in between. Peter appears regularly at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and in musical theatre productions around town, and serves as Director of Music at Gordon Head United Church.
George Koenig, bass is a teacher at North Saanich Middle School in Sidney. He moved to Victoria in 1994 after completing double bass studies with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra bassist Ken Friedman at UBC. He’s played in symphony orchestras across BC including the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, and currently plays in jazz and rock combos in Victoria as well as doing freelance work.
Tom Salter, drums is the newest member of the Starlight Pops Combo. A drumming chameleon based in Victoria, Tom enjoys playing with different artists and exploring many different musical styles. He has played and toured around North America, but always enjoys the vast musical palette that Victoria offers.
“The combo adds a great dimension to your sound …”