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Volume 10 Issue 2 - October 2004

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  • Toronto
  • October
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works by Haydn, Vivaldi

works by Haydn, Vivaldi and Elgar. All concerts will be a Humber Valley Village United Church, 76 Anglesey Boulevard. To have a brochure sent, or for further information on the season or on joining the orchestra as a player or volunteer, call 416-239-5665, or visit our website. Artistic Director: Tak-Ng Lai President: Peggy Pinkerton 19 Hilldowntree Road, Etobicoke M9A 2Z4 416-239-5665 Fax 416-239-5665 ETOBICOKE SUZUKI SCHOOL OF MUSIC The Etobicoke Suzuki School of Music, founded in 1982, is a co-operative of teachers with degrees in music and specialized training in the Suzuki method obtained in North America, Europe and Japan. Our program includes private lessons and group classes, as well as music and movement, musicianship and orchestra. Private lessons are held in Etobicoke, Brampton and West Toronto. Group classes are Wednesday evenings in Etobicoke. Performing opportunities include two schoolwide group concerts, solo recitals, orchestra concerts and more. Early in the new year, ESSM students participate in our annual day-long workshop with guest teachers and a variety of activities. The ESSM believes every child can learn, and enhance their quality of life through the study of music. A key to the Suzuki approach is parental involvement. The parent attends every lesson with the child and acts as "home teacher" in home practice sessions. Thus a strong co-operative relationship between teacher, parent and child is established, and parent and child grow together through the mutual experience of learning to play an instrument. Administrator: Ann Balmer 403 Montrose Ave, Toronto M6G 3H2 416-239-4637 EXULTATE CHAMBER SINGERS Over a 23-year history, the Exultate Chamber Singers have garnered praise from all quarters for sensitive, precise and seamless performances. The choir was established in 1981 by conductor John Tuttle, and is enriched not only by the excellent musicianship of its members but also by their varied academic and professional backgrounds. Together, they form a passionate, committed ensemble with a wide-ranging repertoire, which was awarded the Healey Willan Grand Prize for a third time at the 2004 CBC Competition for Amateur Choirs. Exultate's third CD, The Present Time, was released in 200 I. A fourth CD, featuring lolksongs from across Canada, is currently in the works for release in September 2005. Exultate presents a four-concert subscription series in Toronto and makes guest appearances in various Ontario communities. Auditions are held as required to fill vacancies in the fixed-membership group. For concert information please call or visit the website. or to contact Exultate, visit or call 416-971-9229. John Tuttle, Conductor 383 Huron Street, Toronto MSS 2G5 416-971-9229 FESTIVAL WIND ORCHESTRA The Festival Wind Orchestra was founded in November 1996. The orchestra rehearses weekly and performs, with special emphasis on the education of its musicians and audiences. Last season, Christopher Bagan, winner of the FWO's Piano Competition, performed Grieg's Concerto in A Minor. Past repertoire included An American Elegy, Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons, several Gershwin and Broadway favourites, Rossini's La Gazza Ladra and more. Standard band repertoire as well as classical and contemporary selections of varying difficulty have been chosen to challenge and inspire this year. Several community-service concerts and three public performances are planned: "Holiday Magic" (November 16 at Yorkwoods Library Theatre), "Springtime Serenade" (May 10 at Fairview Library Theatre) and "Summer Pops" (June 21 at Yorkwoods). Tickets for each concert: for adults, $10 for students. A 3-concert subscription is for adults, for students. Musical Director, Gennady Geller, is an accomplished llutist and conductor whose talent has created a highcalibre community orchestra. New members - especially lower brass, saxophone, oboe and percussion players - are welcome to join. For more information, please visit our website. . Shelley Goodman Administrator 19 Rondeau Drive, North York, M2H IRS 416-491-1683 FRIDAYS AT EIGHT At Lawrence Park Community Church Celebrating its ninth se?son, Fridays al Eight presents three evening concerts. An outstanding Casavant organ (1998) is featured in the series. As a concert venue, Lawrence Park Community Church has excellent acoustics for music and has the advantage of ample free parking. The dates for the 2004-05 season are: Friday, October I at 8 pm with the acclaimed Nathaniel Dell Chorale conducted by Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Founder & Artistic Director, in an eclectic program including spirituals and Cuban folk songs. On Friday, February 25, 8 pm experience the artistry of world-renowned organist, Frederick Swann, Organist Emeritus of the Crystal Cathedral. Music of Bach, Bales & Franck- co-presented by the Toronto Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Finally, on Friday, May 6, 8 pm the Choir & Soloists of Lawrence Park Community Church, Mark Toews, Director of Music, & organist Ronald Jordan will present thier annual spring concert, this year featuring music of Canadian composers. The Maple Leaf Forever! Soloists are Glyn Evans, tenor; Kimberley Briggs.soprano; Peter Fisher, baritone; and Jo-Anne Bentley, mezzo soprano. Mark Toews, Artistic/Music Director 2180 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4N 3K7 416-489-1551 ext.21 Fax: 416-489-1554 6 GEORGETOWN BACH CHORALE Now in its fifth season, the Georgetown Bach Chorale, offers audiences a unique combination of choral, orchestral and solo works. The choir is comprised of 16- 18 auditioned members singing baroque music in original language. In addition to the Chorale's own performances, it hosts a variety of concerts ranging from vocal recitals to chamber and orchestral repertoire. In keeping with the baroque style, the choir is led from the harpsichord by artistic direct.or Ronald Greidanus. Whilst performances have focussed on the major works of J.S. Bach, the ensemble's repertoire also includes the music of Handel, Purcell, Byrd, Buxtehude, M;zart and Allegri. Featured in this season's concerts, the choir will perform Bach's Cantata No. 70, excerpts from 'the Passions', and Handel's Messiah. Guest artists include violinist Michael Schulte, baroque trumpeter Norman Engel, soprano Kyra Bailey, and the Takai Siring Quartet. As part of it's regular season of seven concerts, two are performed in the intimate setting of a private home, followed by a reception in keeping with the theme of the evening's programme. Artistic Director, Ronald Greidanus Contact: William Shuttleworth 1-905-877-8321 47 Main Street South, P.O.Box 91556 Georgetown, L7G 5M9 GLENN GOULD SCHOOL The Glenn Gould School is an internationally recognized centre for professional training in music performance and pedagogy. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels for piano, voice, and all orchestral instruments. Each year, Glenn Gould School students, faculty, and special guests perform in a variety of settings and venues, including orchestra, chamber groups, opera ensemble, and solo recitals. In addition, The School oilers over 100 master classes every year, always free and open to the public, with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Kim Kashkashian, Midori, Regina Resnik, Daniel Ferro, and more . The 2004-2005 concert season features performances of Nielsen 5, Mahler I, Pines of Rome and more under the direction of Simon Streatleild, Leon Fleisher, Richard Bradshaw, and Alain Trudel; the Great Artist Series features the Caliban Quartet, Andrew McCandless, Steven Staryk, and John Perry; and the Opera Ensemble presents Ravel' s L'Enfant et les Sortileges and Riders to the Sea by Vaughan Williams. For more information on our professional training program or our upcoming concerts, please call or visit the website. 1 0 W•1l1l1t1 MEMBERS' PROFILES 2004-2005

Artistic Director: Rennie Regehr, Dean Managing Director: Cathy Blewett Student Services Manager: Sarah Cowan Performance Manager: Josh Grossman 416-408-2824 GLENN GOULD STUDIO Glenn Gould Studio's intimate atmosphere and superb acoustics is home to many of Toronto's favourite concert series and performance groups, including Amici, The Latvian Concert Association, New Music Concerts, Off Centre Music, Soundstreams and Via Salzburg. As well, many more jazz, world music and classical concerts make up our concert season. Be sure to check our monthly listings, brochure calendar or website. OnSlage at Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Radio's flagship live performance concert series, presents its 11 th season with 20 exciting concerts in 6 different series: Baroque, Chamber, Vocal, Studio Jazz. World and the return of our newest series, Words & Music dedicated lo the life and words of major Canadian poets. Join us, OnSlage, for some of Toronto's most innovative concert experiences. For tickets and information for all concerts call the box office or visit our website. Box Office: 250 Front St. West. Toronto, M5V 3G5 416-20S-SSS5 Fax: 416-20S-SSS1 GRACE CHURCH ON-THE-HILL Grace Church on-the-Hill invites you to share in glorious choral singing wilh our two choirs, director Melva Graham, and organist Ron Jordan. The unique sound of the Choir of Gentlemen and Boys fills Grace Church regularly al 11 AM Sunday services September through June and at special services. In 1983, Grace Church made a commitment to train girl trebles in the same British-style. The SI. Cecilia Choir, which includes girls aged 7 lo 18, and adull women, sings frequently at 9: 15 AM Sunday. and occasionally al 11 AM. This year the boys and girls will present lhe cantata, Jonah, by former choirboy R. Murray Schafer, October 24 at 9:15 and 11 AM, and November 7 al 7:30 PM. Soloists from the choirs present opera and Broadway at the Mardi Gras Cabaret February 5. On March 30, 2005, the choirs appear in concert with the Bradford Cathedral Choir from Yorkshire, England. The choir's 6th recording under Melva Treffinger Graham, Holy Jazz Ill with the Barlow Group and saxophonist Alex Dean. will be released in November 2004. Music Director: Melva Trellinger Graham, M. Mus. 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto M4V 1X4 416-488-7884 xl7 Fax: 416-488-4770 H HANNAFORD STREET SILVER BAND Since 1983 The Hannaford Street Silver Band, formed by professional musicians who love brass band repertoire and ensemble-playing, has been stirring up critical and popular acclaim. The HSSB's name is associated with high-quality musicianship and has a reputation for commissioning works for brass band by prominenl Canadian composers. While the self-produced annual series at the Jane Mallett Theatre forms the · nucleus of its activities, the HSSB is equally at home in a variety of community venues in Ontario, and is invited back for return engagements al numerous festivals across Canada, with distinguished guest conductors. In 2003, the HSSB was awarded its second Lieutenant Governor's Award far lhe Aris in recognition of ils accomplishments. It has made nine recordings, of which the mosl recent CD Voices on High with the Amadeus Choir features works by Bramwell Tovey, J. Scott Irvine, Harry Somers. Stephen Chatman and Henry Kucharzyk. The HSSB's 2004/05 season opens October 24 with a celebration of two legendary Canadian artists: guest conductor Howard Cable and, making his HSSB debut. "Charlie Farquarson", aka Don Harron. Artistic Director: Curlis Metcalf Executive Director: Raymond Tizzard Company Manager: David Archer Public Relations: Anne Kear 4"2 Frater Avenue, Toronto, M4C 2H6 416-42S-2874 Box office: 416-366-7723 (St. Lawrence Centre) or 1-800-708-6754 HARBOURFRONT CENTRE Harbourfront Centre is Canada's foremost centre for contemporary culture. Since programming began in 1974, ii has been a reflection of the cultural diversity and innovative spirit of Toronto. Attracting more than 12 million visits annually to the 10 acre site, the not-forprofit charitable organization sits on revitalized waterfront land in the heart of Toronto. Presenting over 4,000 events each year, Harbourfront Centre's professional staff works with more than 450 community groups and organizations in the development of programming. A leader in world music presentation. Harbourfront Centre has created several programmes to introduce audiences to all kinds of music. Music With Bile introduces families and younger audiences to music from around the world in an interactive and fun environment. The summer festival season prominently features music from different cultures within weekend festivals. Also Harbourfront Centre programmes the City of Toronto's nearby Toronto Music Garden with classical music concerts outdoors all summer long, in a garden setting inspired by the music of Bach. Harbourfront Centre's many venues also act as popular rental facilities for musical acts. Mail: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Tel: 416-973-4000 e-mail: Website: HIGH PARK CHOIRS OF TORONTO The High Park Choirs draw young singers from across the city to its home base in west Toronto. Along with the Children's, Senior, Chamber and Boys Divisions, new this year is a Training Choir for 6-9 year olds. We are delighted to welcome Ms. Zimfira Poloz as Artistic Director. Ms. Poloz is a specialist in the phonopedic method of voice development and is renowned for her choirs' vibrant organic sound. Choristers have the exceptional opportunity lo learn proper voice production and vocal care while singing quality Canadian and international choral repertoire. The High Park Choirs is the University Children's Choir-in-Residence al the Faculty of Music's Centre for Advanced Studies in Choral Music (U of T). This partnership enriches our choral program as we work with Dr. Doreen Rao, the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Bach Festival. Now in our 19th season, we look forward lo our Winter Concert on December 5th at Humbercrest United Church, choral workshops with the Bach Children's Chorus and the Oakville Children's Choir. the annual spring concert, and participation in Ontario Sings! (May 2005). Artistic Director I Conductor: Zimlira Poloz Head Accompanist: John E. Govedas Choir Manager: Mary Bella Address: 2100 Bloor Street West, Suite 6341 Toronto. ON M6S SAS Phone: 416-762-06S7 Email: Web site: I FURIOSI BAROQUE ENSEMBLE Shunning the traditional concert-going experience, I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble has revolutionised the face of the Canadian Early Music world. This group of lour inspired and and informed musicians performs programmes of music rarely heard on stage with a fervour and sex-appeal that is unparalleled by musical groups anywhere. Having studied at institutions including University of Indiana al Bloomington; University of Toronto; McGill University; International Baroque Institute at Longy and The Ban ff Centre, these daring musicians bring their skill and expertise to this edgy new voice in the Early Music World. The formation of string trio and soprano allows for the performance of a wide range of repertoire. In its own Toronto concert series (at Calvin Presbyterian Church). the ensemble renews the practice of the Baroque era, invoking the "bizarre and unnatural" aesthetic both cherished and despised in its time. Gabrielle McLaughlin, soprano Aisslinn Nosky, violin Julia Wedman. violin Felix Deak, violoncello 416-6S2-S483 JSL MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS. " ... bringing performers and performance opportunities together!" Devoted to the promotion, support and development of CONTINUED ON PAGE 12 WHlllltl MEMBERS' PROFILES 2004-2005 11

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