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Volume 1 Issue 10 - July/August 1996

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~· ... Jui/Aug '96 . .. . ---~-~- --=--- -- Sine Nomine Handel's Royal Fire'IJiorks Music, and the Tafelmusik Chamber Ensemble for Choir's i5th anniversary Choral Medieval Music Fest. Tafelmusik will also Address: 59 Queen's Park join forces with The Ken Pierce Crescent East, Toronto Baroque Dance Company in a Tel.: 638-9445; Fax: 926·7292 program of French Baroque music E-mail: c/o · and dance and with Opera Atelier rosenfel@chass.utoronto,ca d · f Contact: Andrea Budgey in a fully-staged pro uctwn o " Mozart's Don Giovanni at The J' Sine Nomine, formed in 1991, Royal Alexandra Theatre. And, of course, the Tafelmusik season brings the vocal and instrumental would not be complete without music of the Middle Ages vividly to life. The group has appeared performances of Handel's MtsSiAh. .B in Toronto and other Ontario cities, Montreal, Boston, and Tallis Choir Leeds, England, and has been of Toronto broadcast on CBC, CJRT and Tel: 691 8621; Fax: 536 5486 American Public Radio. Our cassette, Galllkamus omnes, is still Artistic Director: Peter Walker ·Manager: Margaret Alien available, and the group is Address: 186 Clonmore Drive, featured on the PBS CD-ROM, · Scarborough ON, M1N 1Y1 Inside the VatiCJln (1995). A CD on )\ the English Amon-Ra label will be The 19th Season open~ on released in September. October 26 with Music for : Our 1996-97 season will consist Mary and Elizabeth. Canada's i of four concerts, October 18 foremost specialist in Renaissance i (French 13th and 14th century choral music offers rarely-heard music); December 20 (Advent I Tudor masterworks from the Christmas); February 14 (Love); Chapel Royal. Sheppard's April 4 (Music of the Saints). All spectacular Gaude, Gawk, Gawk concerts are Fridays at 8 PM. The and the Great Servia of Byrd will first will be at St. Thomas' contrast with madrigals and Church, 385 Huron Street, the .consort songs. rest at. St. Stephen-in-the-Fields, Christmas in the Renaissance, 365 College Street. Tickets · December 14, is a feast of choral $10 I , subscriptions / music with brass and organ. The (keeping medieval music chansons of Gabrieli and accessible!). For brochures (or recordings) pkase Palestrina's superb Missa Hodu Christus Natus Est will be featured '14rite or phone. Works by Praetorius, Scheidt and .B Schutz make a festive alternative Tafelmusik to those carols and MtsSiAhs. A Celebration of Martin Baroque Orchestra Luther on March 22 will include Tel. (Box): 1416) 964 6337 Bach's incomparable Singe/ tkn Tel. (Admin): 14161 964 9562 Herm andjesu Meine Frewk. Fax: (4161 964 2782 Brahms' Warum ist d4s Licht and E-Mail: Mendelssohn's Aus Tu'lr Not will Internet: ':!• also be sung. Special feature: an Music Director: Jeanne Lamon opportunity for the audience to Address: 427 Bloor St. W., sing the historic chorales with the Toronto, ON, MSS 1 X7 Choir! )\ All concerts are at St. Patrick's Tafelmusik's 1996/97 season Church, McCaul & Dundas West. presents a colourful array of .B Baroque and Classical Toronto Consort masterpieces performed on period Tel (box): 416 964-6337 instruments. Under the dynamic Tel (admin.): 416 966-1045 leadership of Music Director Fax: 416 966-1759 Jeanne Lamon, the orchestra has Artistic director: David Fallis achieved international stature. Mailing Address: 427 Bloor St. Tafelmusik's 18th exciting season W. Toronto MSS 1 X7 will consist of frequent Toronto )\ performances at Trinity-St. Paul's The Toronto Consort is Canada's United Church, recording and leading ensemble specializing in touring. ' medieval and renaissance music. Highlights of the Toronto Their concerts often combine this season include rarely performed unforgettable music with dance, treasures by Handel, Vivaldi, theatre, narration and visual Zelenka and Telemann, 1magery. Tafelmusik's Juno award-winning The Consort's 1996-97 Toronto Fifth Brantknbur,g Conarto by J.S. season opens on October 4 with a Bach, the pomp and majesty of gala Renaissance dance ~ -~- ~·· _ '' ·_·_· PULSE programme with specialguests, the Ken Pierce Dance Company. The second concert explores the zany world· of the commediA tkll'arte, highlighting the music of Orlando Lasso. The popular Christmas concert presents Yuletide music along with illuminations of glorious medieval and renaissance paintings. Paul O'Dette, the world's greatest exponent of the Renaissance lute, performs an aii­ Spanish solo concert in February. The season ends with Voices of Medieval Mystics, featuring pilgrim songs, Marian motets and music by Hildegard of Bingen. These concerts are a great chance to hear and experience the best of early music! For a brochure, call 416 966-1045. "' Toronto Early Music Centre Artistic Dir.: Frank Nakashima Manager: Ms. Leslie Tomlinson 427 Bloor St. W. Toronto, Ontario MSS 1 X7 Tel: 416-966-1409 )\ The Toronto Early Music Centre is a non-profit organization to promote the performance and appreciation of early music in the commu-nity through spolfsorship of concerts and activities such as lectures, workshops, exhibitions and master classes with visiting and local artists. Benefits of membership are: discounts to many early music series; a subscription to the quarterly Toronto Early Music News, which contains upcoming events, reviews, profiles, essays etc; borrowing privileges from the TEMC library of books and recordings; and music circles (flute, vQice and viola da gamba). Membership also includes free admission to the Annual' Early Music Fair 5eptember 21; and to Musically Speaking, our Concert Series at the ROM, on the second Sunday of the month. Membership costs individual; family; student. The tO-concert ROM Series runs September 10, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, and June 8. "' Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Tel: 598 0422; Fax: 598 2992 Donna White, General Manager Address: 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON, MSJ 2H5 )\ Choir-in-residence at Roy Thomson Hall, this 102 years young ensemble, conducted by Dr. Elmer Iseler, OC, offers a concert series and frequently performs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The 1996/ 97 series includes: October 4, 1996, 8 p.m., George Weston Recital Hall · Last Night of the Proms - Hannaford Street Silver Band Brass Quintet. Sponsor: RBC Dominion Securities. December 11, 1996, 8 p.m., Roy Thomson Hall - Handel's MtsSiAh • soprano Monica Whicher, mezzo-soprano Norine Burgess, tenor Gordon Gietz and bass Russell Braun, Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sponsor: Consumer's Gas. April 8, 1997, 8 p.m., Roy Thomson Hall· Bach's Mass in B Minor · soprano Henriette Schellenberg, mezzo-soprano Janis Taylor, tenor Michael Schade, bass Nathan Berg, Roy Thomson Hall Orchestra, Sponsor: Borden & Elliot. June 6, 1997, 8 p.m., Roy Thomson Hall · CanadiAn Tapestry · (Northern Encounters ·A Circumpolar Festival) . narrator, Pierre Berton, music arranger, Howard Cable, Hannaford Street Silver Band "' Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir Musical Director: Robert Cooper Administrator: Norah Bolton Address: 60 Simcoe Street Toronto MSJ 2H5 Phone: 598-0422; Fax:?98- 2992 )\ The Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir is one of Canada's ·foremost choral organizations for young people and brings together leading singers from Toronto area high schools and universities. Their conductor, Robert Cooper, Executive Producer of CBC's popular Choral Concert, has planned an exciting 1996-97 subscription season, offering new repertoire to Toronto audiences. The season gets under way in October with Earth Songs · featuring choral repertoire from many countries of Toronto's multicultural mosaic. A traditional December concert, The Magic of Christmas, is always a sell out and appeals especially to families. The March concert will be a joint presentation with the Teresa Group and features Clifford Ford's A Requum for Today for those '14ho have dud of Aids and Hugo Distler's Dana of Death. The Choir joins The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in June for

- .... ~ ... ........... Jui/Aug '96 ------ - -=--- ~ -~ PULSE Canadian Tapestry featuring music from across Canada. For information and ticket purchase, pkase all/416-598-0422 fj Toronto Operetta Theatre Tel: 465 2912; Fax: 465 2385 Artistic Director: Guillermo Silva­ Marin; Dir. of Marketing and Publicity: Henry lngram Address: 201-33 West Avenue, T,oronto ON, M4M 2L7 )l Founded in 1985 by Guillermo Silva-Marin, Toronto Operetta Theatre produces classical operetta featuring professional Canadian artists of exceptional talent. The TOT's chosen repertoire includes]. Strauss, Lehar, Kalman, Offenbach and other celebrated composers. A loyal audience has enjoyed Strauss' A Night In Venice, Fledermaus and The Gypr; Baron, · Lehar's Merry WidO'lJJ, Wiener Blut, CzamtJitch, and The Student Prince, Benatzky's The White Horse Inn and Kalman's Countess Maritza. For 1996 I 97, TOT plans A Night In Venice and Milloker's The Beggar Student, plus the popular matinee series Sundays Comedy and Romance, showcasing young talent in music from Zarzuela to Gilber-t and Sullivan. Artists who have thrilled TOT patrons include Louis ·Quilico, Rosemarie Landry, Mark DuBois, · Jan Rubes, Henry Ingram, Michael Burgess, Susan Haig, David Walden and Victor Feldbrill. TOT is an exciting part of Toronto's entertainment scene! For a free brochure call 405 2912 TOT performs at the Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front St. E. fj Toronto Senior Strings Tel: (416) 488-9452, 769-5071 Fax: (416) 488-9452 Artistic Director: Victor Feldbrill Mailing Address: 204 Airdrie, Toronto M4T 1 P6 )l Founded in 1993 by Ruth Budd, former bass player with the Toronto Symphony, we are 14 senior (in achievement, not necessarily age) string players. Combined, we have over 300 years of symphony, ballet and opera orchestral playing. Our music, ranging from Baroque to the present, is of highest quality performed at a time and place easily accessible to a daytime audience. Tickets are pleasantly priced at $10. Each concert features a gifted young soloist, thus bridging the generation gap. Next season we have three Thursday concerts all at beautiful St. Andrew's Church, across from Roy Thomson Hall. Our first soloists are Andrew Burditt, trumpet playing Telemann on Oct 31 1996 and Anita Krause, mezzo, singing Handel on April 17 1997. Watch for details of the third concert Gune 5th 1997) in the October Pulse. Victor Feldbrill is our conductor and Jascha Milkis, . formerly of the T.S.O. is our concertmaster. Concerts start at 2:00pm and last 1 Y2 hours. fj Toronto Sinfonietta Tel: 416 763-8746 Artistic Director: Matthew Jaskiewicz Address: 588 Spadina Avenue Performance venue: Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W., Toronto M5S 2H2 )l The 1996-97 season of the Toronto Sinfonietta, a professional chamber orchestra, promises to be both innovative and exciting. On October 26 a concert featuring Viennese composers, Mozart, Schubert, Lehar and Strauss, combines religious music with light operettas. This is followed, on November 23 & 24 with a presentation of the opera, Halka. Composed 150 years ago, this opera is one of the most prominent by Polish romantic composer, Stan Moniuszko. Seldom is this stirring opera offered to Toronto audiences and this presentation, complete with ballet, is not lto be missed On December 14, a Christmas concert with Ryerson's Oakham House Choir includes Vau~han Williams' Fantasia on Chnstmas Carols and Mendelssohn's Christmas Cantata. On March 8 the Toronto Sinfonietta's Brass and Vocal Ensembles present a programme that includes Rutter's Gloria and a selection of Broadway tunes. The season concludes on May 10 with Haydn's The Seasons. The Toronto Sinfonietta is sponsored by the Polish Canadian Society of Music. · fj Women's Musical Club ot Toronto · Tel: (416) 487 3697 President: Betty Gray Address: 188 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 703, M4P 2X7 )l Our 99th season offers five outstanding recital concerts. The first features the Amernat String Quartet, Banff International String Quartet winners. Later in the series, sought-after Kevin McMillan, baritone, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Franz Schubert's birth. Other featured artists: A viva Aranovith, piano; Leonardo Trio, piano trio; and the Wren Baroque Soloists (vocal .ensemble with Ba.roque instruments). Women's Musical Club of Toronto was one of the first groups to bring musicians to Toronto. We have dedicated 99 continuous years to excellence in chamber music, except four years during World War 11. Club membership is automatic with a series subscnption. Membership entitles one to attend the A.G.M. (which includes recitals by scholarship winners), and to a discount at our coming Centennial Celebration which will include pianist Angela Hewitt, soprano Catherine Robbin, tenor Mtchael Schade and violinist · James Ehnes. All concerts are Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Waiter Hall, Edward Johnson Building. (Museum subway stop.) .n GREAT MUSIC, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT PRICES and MORE. Our Customers Are the most important part of our business. We're only a phone call away at 1-800-634-2748 Fax: (416) 422-4065 WE RUSH SHIP ACROSS CANADA! NEW SCHOOL OF ClASSICAL VOCAL STUDIES Daniel Eby artistic director I 18 lsabella Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y IPI Tel. (416) 968-0984 Fax. 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