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Volume 11 Issue 2 - October 2005

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viding performance venues for recitals and opera, where care is taken to create a context and atmosphere conducive to the art itself. Peter Neff, artistic director 203 Howland Ave., Toronto ON M5R 3B7 VocALPorNT Founded in 1997 by musical director Ian Grundy, VocalPoint has quickly established itself as one of the country's finest chamber choirs. The choir has achieved the national semi-finals in the past four CBC Radio Competitions. In addition to an annual subscription series of concerts presented in Grace Church-on-the-Hill, VocalPoint has performed on Roy Thomson Hall's noonhour series for organ and choir, at the Glenn Gould Studio for live broadcast on CBC Radio Two's Music Arow1d Us and at the Sharon Temple. This year, VocalPoint's season begins on Dec. 11 with a performance of Messe de Minuit and In Nativitatem Domini Canticum by Charpentier. The choir will be joined by members of the Talisker Players Chamber Orchestra and soloists. The spring concert will feature English 16th and 17th century verse anthems by Blow, Byrd, Croft, Gibbons, Morley, Purcell and Tompkins. The season concludes with the opening performance of the historic Sharon Temple's Music Festival on Saturday May 20, 2006. Ian Grundy, artistic director Hugh Tracy, administrative director 554 Davisville Ave., Toronto ON M45 1J5 416-484-0185 www. vocalpoint_ W-Y WOMEN'S MUSICAL CLUB OF TORONTO Through its Music in the Afternoon concert series, the 108-year-old Women's Musical Club ofToronto presents chamber music concerts featuring musicians on the threshold of international recognition, as well as established artists and ensembles. Concerts are held on Thursday afternoons at 1.30 p.m., Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park. The series of five concerts is available for 0 (single tickets ; group rates available}. Meredith Hall Artists for the 2005-2006 season concerts are: Vienna Piano Trio in its Toronto debut (October 27); Alain Trudel, trombone, and members of the TSO (November 24};Jupiter String Quartet, Banff!SQC winner CTanuary 19}; Honens First Laureate Xiang Zou, piano (March 9}; and , soprano, Bernard Farley, guitar, and Sylvain Bergeron, lute (April 20). Meredith Hall will premiere a new work by Canadian composer Alexander Rapoport, commissioned for her by the WMTC. Member/subscribers benefits include Tuning Your Mind, a free pre-concert lecture series presented in partnership with the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, on a topic related to the day's concert. 56 The Esplanade, Suite 203A, Toronto ON M5E 1A7 416-923-7052 WYCHWOOD PARK PRODUCTIONS Wychwood Park Productions develops outstanding emerging musicians with a focus on jazz, blues and soul. We oversee the development of this talent, working toward national and international recognition. The emphasis is on music that is hotly engaging, a postmodern sound that radically departs from the prevailing trend toward minimalist coolness, and disengagement. Whether the genre is jazz, blues, soul, rock, pop, folk or classical the intention is to move, uplift, involve, and excite with colourful complexity. Wychwood Park Productions released its first recordings in 2004 - including the jazz radio airplay favourite Seriously Happy(distributed through Warner Music Canada) and is gearing up for the early 2006 release of the debut CD by jazz, soul and blues sensation Deekaye Ibomeka who is building a strong following and critical laurels. Further information about the company and its artists is available on Elaine Waisglass, president Glenn Smith, vice president 16 Wychwood Park, Toronto ON M6G 2V5 416-652-2026 YORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF Music York University's Music Department showcases student and faculty talent in more than 150 public performances each year. Highlights of the 2005/2006 season include four festivals of classical voice and classical piano and a gala concert to inaugurate the department's new, state-of-the-art recital hall. The Music at Midday series presents free lunchtime concerts featuring faculty, students, alumni and visiting artists, running daily Tuesday to Friday throughout the season. Other performances take place on weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The world music program presents repertoire spanning many different global traditions, from South Indian, Caribbean, Celtic Canadian and Middle Eastern music to Chinese orchestra, West African drums, Indonesian gamelan and Latin jazz. Classical chamber and orchestra concerts, solo recitals and a vocal music series spotlighting the Concert Choir, Women's Chorus and Male Chorus are offered alongside cutting-edge electroacoustic explorations and original works by student composers. Vocal and instrumental masterclasses with leading Canadian artists are open to observers. Each term concludes with a four-day Jazz Festival featuring engaging stylings for small combos, jazz choir and big band. Michael Coghlan, chair 4700 Keele St. Toronto ON M3J 1P3 416-736-5186 Wholenote's Eleventh Season This in broad strokes is the year ahead. We have found from experience that certain topics tend to come into focus at different times of the year. What follows is a summary of WholeNote's editorial season at this stage of our evolution. NOVEMBER New Music and Jazz DECEMBER & JANUARY combined issue CDs, DVDs, books ... : gifts for music lovers of all sorts. FEBRUARY Summer Music Education, Part I: Looking ahead to the summer at the summer music workshops, camps, classes and schools for which our March issue is too late. MARCH Summer and Beyond, Pari II: summer music workshops, camps, classes and schools. APRIL Focus on Opera: celebrating the season on stage and behind the scenes. MAY Choral Celebration: WholeNote's annual overview of choirs as the final choral concerts of the season approach and directors look ahead to the 2006-07 season. JUNE The Second Season Overview: profiles of summer music festivals to help our readers plan their summer concert-going JULY & AUGUST Combined issue The Second Season. Detailed listings of summer music festivals. SEPTEMBER Community Bands are a cornerstone of amateur music-making: learn how to find them and where and when they rehearse OCTOBER WholeNote returns with the member profiles edition Advertising queries should be addressed to Editorial queries, suggestions and proposals should be addressed or by calling 416-323-2232. to or by calling the editorial desk at 416· The deadline to book space is the 15th of the preceding month. 603-3786. Be sure to get in touch at least a month or two ahead. Wholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2005-2006 B25

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