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Volume 10 Issue 2 - October 2004

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combination ol instruments is limited, but these innovative artists have overcome this by commissioning new works each year by Canadian composers, and iilviting their musical "amici" to perform with them. Joining Amici in their 2004/05 season beginning October 15 are the Orion String Quartet, baritone Russell Braun, percussionist Beverley Johnston, violinists Scott St. John, Benjamin Bowman and Shane Kim, and violist Sharon Wei. AMICI, which is Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, is praised for its exceptional ensemble playing, blending both classics and contemporary chamber music. This outstanding ensemble has given hundreds of performances throughout North America and abroad, and released seven CDs. Artistic Directors: Patricia Parr, piano; Joaquin Valdepeiias, clarinet; David Hetherington, cello Executive Director: Wendy Limbertie · Publicity Director: Anne Kear 73B Front Street East, Toronto, M5A 3Z4 416-368-8743 ANNEX SINGERS OF TORONTO Annex Singers welcomes additions to the choir - no auditions required. We meet weekly, Mondays at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 383 Huron Street and perform three concerts annually. No practices during June, July or August. In celebration of our 25th anniversary this year, we are basing our Christmas concert on an original work by director Lawrence Goudge called 'A Cycle of Solstice Songs'. We are thrilled to be able to try out this new work and we welcome new members. The Annex Singers is both a choir and a community - drop in for a rehearsal and find out for yourself. Director: Lawrence Goudge Publicity Cathleen Fillmore 416-532-9886 ANNO DOMIN! CHAMBER SINGERS Established in September 2000, the Anno Domini Chamber Singers is a chamber choir dedicated to artistic excellence through the performance of sacred choral music. We are an enthusiastic group ol 18 choristers coming lrom a variety ol backgrounds. We perform in concert 3 to 4 times per year as well as singing at charity concerts, weddings and at other events. This coming season, ADCS will be presenting three concerts: Christmas with Brass, December 10 and 11, 2004; Mozart Coronation Mass, April 8 and 9, 2005; and Lux Aeterna, June 24 and 25, 2005. (Dates and concert venues to be confirmed. Please call for information: 416-696-0093) We rehearse on Monday.evenings. II you are an experienced chorister with good sight-reading skills, a pas- 1 sion lor sacred music, and are looking for an intimate choral experience, please contact us for an audition. David Jafelice, Artistic Director 416-696-0093 Catherine Anderson, General Manager cja! 323 Glebemount Avenue, Toronto M4C 3V6 ARADIA ENSEMBLE The Aradia Ensemble is a Toronto-based period instrument and vocal ensemble who present a concert series at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio. They have also toured internationally to New Zealand, Italy and the United States. Aradia has garnered worldwide recognition through the twenty or so CDs they have made for Naxos Records. Britain's BBC Magazine and The Gramophone have recently published feature articles about the ensemble. In recent years Aradia has forged an artistic partnership with Opera in Concert. Together they have performed Handel's Semele, Rameau's Gasior and Pol/ux and Handel's Rinaldo. The latter two were also recording projects. Past collaborations include performances with Isadora Duncan Dancers, Baroque Dance, Opera Anonymous and the Evergreen Gamelan Ensemble. They have made two music videos, and a movie sound track. This seas1>n the ensemble will perform a Christmas concert of Vivaldi's sacred music, Handel's Fireworks and Water Music in January, 2005 and Israel ih Egypl in May, 2005. Aradia will make a European tour in the spring of 2006. Music Director: Kevin Mallon 6 Castleview Avenue, Toronto M5R I Y9 416 461 3471 ARRAYMUSIC Currently in our 3rd season, Arraymusic exists to provide composers with an environment in which they are free to take risks, challenge themselves, and push the traditional boundaries of musical expression. Our core values focus on creativity and experimentation; multidisciplinary exploration; and the sharing, communication and outreach afforded by artistic exchange. In our 2004/5 season we present eight new works especially written lor the Arraymusic ensemble and repertoire from composers across Canada, Italy and The Netherlands. October 14, 2004 come hear Schiphol 2, a concert of chamber works by Dutch and Canadian composers with guest-artists lrom the Netherlands. December 4, 2004 we locus on composers as Improvisers and improvisers as composers featuring guest performer Lori Freedman. April 30, 2005 we invite guest conductor/ composer Giorgio Magnanensi to lead the Arraymusic ensemble in an evening ol challenging works from Canada and Italy. Our season finale, May 29 2005 is Future Lab, the Young Composers' Workshop final Concert premiering works written over a month-long residency with Arraymusic ensemble members. Please join us for this exciting new season of music! Artistic Director: Allison Cameron General Manager: Sandra Bell 60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 218, Toronto, M6K IX9 416-532-3019 ARTS RICHMOND HILL Arts Richmond Hill was founded in 1968 as a community based Arts Council whose mandate is the advancement of arts and culture through promotion, awareness and education. It is our goal to create an "Integrated Living Arts Community" with associate liaisons with all members ol the public, and to perpetuate arts and culture within our community for the next geheralion. We organize Music Festival. Festival ol Lights, Heritage Village Day and Concert Series. In addition, we sponsor special projects such as Arts in Education, Studio Tour and partnering workshops with Opera York. We provide the Roy Clifton Bursary to graduates of Richmond Hill publicly funded High Schools each year. President: Agnes Chan Wong 10266 Yonge Street, Suite 20 I. Richmond Hill, L4C 3B7 905-508-0789 Fax: 905-508-2893 ASSOCIATES OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. The Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are people who share a love of classical music and, organize events that showcase the talents of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSY O). The Associates sponsor the "Five Small Concerts" chamber music series at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre in downtown Toronto. Concerts begin in January and run through May. Performances are wide ranging in scope and feature members of the TSO. Members of the TSYO perform one of the five concerts. In addition to our concerts, members gather monthly in an informal .social setting to enjoy performances by invited guests, either established professional musicians or young classical musicians who enjoy performing to small audiences. The Associates host an annual special event to raise funds in support ol the Five Small Concerts. Past events have featured celebrities such as TSO Concert Master Jacques lsraelievitch, Tenor Mark DuBois and Pianist Stewart Goodyear. The N ovember 14, 2004 headliner is "The Gryphon Trio" headed by renowned pianist Jamie Parker, cellist Roman Borys and violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon. Music Program Chairs: Raymond Chan, Linda Fischer 900 Yonge Street, Suite 1404; Toronto, M4W 3P5 416-482-6452 (Betty Glave) B BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS AND BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR The Bach Children's Chorus totals 200 singers, aged 6 and up in lour choirs (three treble choirs and one 4 WhDlllDtl MEMBERS' PROFILES 2004-2005

DA(HILDRE IJ ORUS mixed-voice youth choir.) They have developed a reputation throughout Toronto for their beautiful, musical sound and professional approach. The Bach Chamber Youth Choir is a choir for boys with changed voices and girls aged 16 and older. The choirs of the BCC perform two concerts per season al the Toronto Centre for the Arts and appear regularly as a guest choir for many Toronto events. Each choir regularly participates in weekend excursions involving festivals, workshops and concerts with other youth choirs and world-renowned clinicians. Choir III was the 2004 winner of the CBC National Choral Competition, children's choir category. Travel plans for this season include trips to Montreal, Quebec and Fort Wayne, Indiana. In November 2004, the Choir will release its fourth CD, a recording featuring performances by all four choirs. Previously released CDs are Land of Tomorrow, Here's To Song and Outside the Snow is Falling. Founder and Music.Director: Linda Beaupre BACH CONSORT Administrator: Jane Greenwood 23 Mossbank Drive, Toronto, ON M 1 G 2C 1 416-431-0790 Fax: 416-431-7554 · Founded a decade ago, Toronto's Bach Consort explores the riches of J.S. Bach through his numerous secular and religious cantatas. The group - comprising some of Canada's finest instrumentalists, vocal soloists and choristers - gathers two or three limes a year to perform concerts in aid of charily. All musicians donate their time and talent. The Bach Consort returns to Eglinton St. George's United Church n Friday, November 26 to present the splendid Christmas Oratorio. The fourth annual concert/dinner event begins at 6:30PM, and features soprano Monica Whicher; contralto Elizabeth Turnbull; Michael Colvin and Colin Ainsworth (tenors), and Gary Relyea (bass) with celebrated conductor Nicholas McGegan. Over the last decade, the Bach Consort has raised over SIS0,000 for various charities (Camphill Village Ontario, L'Arche Daybreak, Out of the Cold at St. Andrew's Church, Settlement House Music and Arts School, Music at St. John's, Delisle Youth Services, Share the Warmth, Beads of. Hope Campaign and Habitat for Humanity). and has recorded two CDs. More Bach Consort performance. taking place in May 2005, will be announced shortly. BACH ELGAR CHOIR Contact: Tim Dawson 416 693-5304 The Bach Elgar Choir is now the premiere symphonic, oratorio chorus in the Hamilton region, and is the second oldest choral organization in Canada. Our repertoire spans an eclectic mix of music. Our present conduc\or. Ian Sadler, is professor of Music at Laurentian University in Sudbury. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Dathe- , dral Singers al Ontario. Ian holds degrees in Musicology and Education, with_organ degrees from Trioity College of Music and the Royal College of Organists, London, England. He has performed as organist across North America and Europe. This season we are celebrating our IOO'h anniversary with 4 concerts: Verdi's Requiem on Nov. 6, 2004, Handel's Messiah on Dec. 11, 2004, Boob's St. Matthew Passion on March 12, 2005, ending th season with the IOO'h Anniversary Gala on May 28, 2005, featuring a commissioned work by Ruth Watson Henderson. Tickets are and for seniors and students. Children under 12 free (some restrictions apply). Artistic Director: Ian Sadler Accompanist: lmre Olah Chairman: David Dull Administrator: Irena Lytwyn 86 Homewood Ave Hamilton, LBP 2M4 905 527-5995 Fax: 905 527-0555 BELL' ARTE SINGERS Mark in your calendar today another great season with the Bell'Arte Singers. Sunday, December 12, 2004, in A Christmas Masque, Bell'Arte, directed by Dr. Lee Willingham, joins forces with the Toronto Masque Theatre under the direction of Larry Beckwith in a musical tribute to the festive season, from the l 7th century to the present day. This matinee-only performance is at Eastminster United Church. Then chase away the winter blues with A Midwinter Celebration I Saturday February 26, 2005, featuring Haydn's Little Organ Mass; Mozart's Te'Deum and Dvorak's Mass in D, accompanied by the critically acclaimed organist, Ian Sadler at Christ Church Deer Park Anglican. Bell' Arte completes the season at Christ Church Deer Park with A Canadian Spring Rhapsody, Saturday, May 14, 2005 featuring seasonal works that evoke the majestic musical geography of Canada. The concert features some al Canada's finest composers including Healey Willan, Ruth Watson Henderson, Iman! Raminsh, and more. Subscribe to our email newsletter, by sending your request to or call 416- 699-5879 for concert information and group rates. Artistic Director: Dr. Lee Willingham 39 Osborne Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4E 3AB CALVIN CHOIR 416-699-5879 Fax: 416-462-3262 c The 33 voices of Calvin Choir, conducted by Stephanie Martin, sing masterpieces of sacred music every Sunday morning at the 11 am service and are heard regularly on CBC2 and CJRT. The group is comprised of church members as well as young professional musicians and students, all of whom share a deep commitment and love for the choral literature. They have made two recordings: Wassail land Reformation and Renais- WhDlllDtl MEMBERS' PROFILES 2004-2005 5 sance: Psalms, Motets and Dances. In addition, this award-winning c.hoir has loured Ontario, Newfoundland and Scotland. The 2002 Scotland tour included performances in Glasgow, Ohan and Edinburgh and a particularly moving concert in the ancient Abbey of Iona. Calvin Choir sings primarily 20'h century church music and renaissance polyphony, with a healthy smattering of baroque, romantic, chant and folk music including TTBB repertoire for men's voices, and SSA settings for women. Their 2003 season included a concert with The Choir of Christ Church Deer Park Anglican in a celebration of the English Anthem. Visitors are welcome at Calvin on Sundays, and at their web site. Calvin Presbyterian Church 26 Delisle Avenue Tel. 416-923-9030 Web site: CANADIAN CHILDREN1S OPERA CHORUS Welcome to the magical world . of opera and children! The CCOC has been commissioning and producing exciting opera experiences for children for over 35 years. Our conductors include Ann Cooper Gay, Teodora Georgieva and Bronwen Low. Drama coaches William Walker and Joanne Mitchell complete the artistic team. The 2004-5 season features a Winter Concert with guests Colin Ainsworth and Peter McGillivray on November 28 at the Glenn Gould Studio. Our Spring opera production is Dido and Aeneas at Harbourfront Theatre in early May. Special guest appearances include a performance with Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi (October 30). a tribute to John Rutter with Chorus Niagara and the Orpheus Choir (November 5/6), "The Great Toronto Carol Sing" with the Hannaford Street Silver Ban·d (SI. James Cathedral, December 14), "Happy Birthday Erich Kunzel!" with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (April 19&20) and a newly commissioned work. 'The Ugly Duckling', by composer James Rolfe, Canada Musicools 2005 Festival (June). For further details on concerts, recordings and auditions for prospective choristers, please visit our website. Artistic Director: Ann Cooper Gay 227 Front St. E Toronto M5E JES 416-366-0467 fax 416-366-9204 I CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE (CMC) The CMG exists to stimulate awareness, appreciation, and performance of Canadian music by making the music al over 620 Associate Composers available and accessible. As Canada's primary place to find scores, parts and recordings al Canadian composition, the CMG houses a 20,000 +-piece collection, available through its lending libraries. The CMG continues to digitize and expand this collection. The CMG produces recordings on its own label, Centrediscs; more than 700 CD titles feature its Associate Composers and other Canadian independent artists. Other core services extend to on-demand score printing & binding, and repertoire consultation. The CMG also engages in several outreach projects. including the Professional Readings Project, Composer Companions, and New Music in New Places. The CMG \s accessible through its website and live regional centres (Vancouver, Calgary .. Toronto. Mon­ CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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