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Volume 11 Issue 8 - May 2006

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STUDIO OF EARLY MUSIC

STUDIO OF EARLY MUSIC TORONTO A NEW VOICE FOR A NEW TIME ,i;- STUDIO )f- S I XTEEN KALI, RnR eAUS alavvyn _;_ Founded and directed by DR. KEVIN KOMISARUK, the STUDIO OF EARLY MliSIC TORONTO (SEMT) is a new platform for professional collaboration, apprentice-training, and applied study in early vocal and instrumental music. Our mandate is tu promote historically-sensitive rhetorical literacy in the proficient performance of instrumental and vocal works composed before A .D. 1730 and to become Toronto's leading environment for inquiring into the intellectual and sensual content of this literature. SEMT is composed of three performing ensembles: STUDIO SIXTEEN is the principal vocal ensemble of the SE.MT, specialized in eight-part, sixteen-voice sacred music of Europe's Renaissance. ALA\X'YN is a male quintet dedicated to vocal literature predating A.O. 1600, as well as Canadian student compositions inspired by this literature. KAUS BOREALIS is the instrumental division of the SF.MT dedicated to works predating A. D . 1730, and consists of several small groups under one director, rather than operating as one static performing ensemble. NOW AlJDITIONING FOR FULL AND ASSOCIATE CHAIRS ALL ARTIST, APPRENTICE, AND FACUITY LEVEL5 CALL OR CLICK 416.559.2586, WWW.SEM1'.0RG TRINITY COLLEGE and THE CHURCH OF ST. MARY MAGDALENE Organist and Choir Director Trinity College in the University of Toronto and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto, invite applications for the position of Organist/Choir Director for a 5-year term (renewable after review) to begin September 1, 2006. Beckwith at Glenn Gould Studio. Soloists include sopranos Michele DeBoer, Teri Dunn, and Eve Rachel McLeod; altos Jennifer Enns Modolo and Peter Mahon; tenors Colin Ainsworth and Michie! Schrey; and baritones Doug MacNaughton, Jason Nedecky, and David Roth; four actors (Derek Boyes, Arlene Mazerolle, Richard Clarkin and Robyn Stevan); dancers Marie-Nathalie LaCoursiere and Toni Pearson. This semi-staged performance of Dioclesian brings to life the story of an emperor who abdicates his throne for the sake of his true love, Drusilla. Sound familiar? See www.torontomasquetheatre.ca New Music Concerts and the University Settlement Music and Arts School presents Music Speaks (not be confused with Musically Speaking below). This event features Toronto Symphony cellist David Hetherington who will introduce and perform a selection of solo cello works from Bach to the present day (May 7, St. Georgethe-Martyr Church). You might especially enjoy listening to the evolution of solo cello repertoire, and it's free! Similarly, the Toronto Early Music Centre presents "Musically Speaking, " an enlightening program of historical performance which, this month, features the bayan which is an instrument that has a similar operating principle and design to the accordion. The dif- Cellist David Hetherington ference is in the right hand keyboard; instead of the piano-like keys of the accordion, the bayan has five rows of buttons. Invented in Russia in 1870, its status has quickly evolved from that of a purely folk instrument to a legitimate concert instrument. Virtuoso Marko Petricic performs his adaptations of Baroque music for that instrument and discusses his arrangements . Music by Bach, Scarlatti, Soler, Zolotaryov, Repnikov and Trojan (May 21, at the Church of the Holy Trinity) . The free Noonday Chamber Music Concert at Christ Church Deer Park presents the Montgomery Viol Consort performing viola da gamba repertoire by Jenkins, Caprario, Holborne & others (May 4). Valerie Sylvester, Sheila Smyth, Marilyn Fung & Laura Jones, viols. Frank T. Nakashima (franknak@ interlog.com) is the President of the Toronto Early Music Centre, www.interlog.com/ -temc At Trinity College the position includes responsibility for College-related musical events, supervision of the organ scholar, promotion of the Choral Scholarship programme and teaching liturgical music in the Faculty of Divinity. At the Church of St. Mary Magdalene the position involves responsibility in Sunday and occasional weekday worship, working with various choirs and fostering a tradition of contemporary music, a cappella singing and Gregorian chant. Franz]oseph Haydn's Choral Masterpiece THE CREATION These areas can be combined to make a full-time position but applications in any single area or any combination of two areas will also be considered. The successful candidate(s) will be grounded in the catholic tradition of music as worship, have a broad knowledge of classical church music and the best of contemporary sacred music, experience in organ performance, choir direction of volunteers and teaching. Master's degree in music and membership in the Royal Canadian College of Organists and the Anglican Church of Canada preferred. Apply to: J. Willard, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON MSS IH8 or to: resume@trinity.utoronto.ca by June 1, 2006. Artistic Director & Conductor Geoffrey Butler Accompanist William O'Meara With soloists Zorana Sadiq. Keith Klassen, Bruce Kell y And accompanied by The Talisker Players 20

CHORAL Scene by Larry Beckwith Serving up a plenitude As if as a compliment --= _, to WholenNote maga- ...... -. zine's focus on choral - music this month, Toronto's choirs are serving up a plenitude of great masterworks, anniversary celebrations, a· brilliantly conceived thematic programs and a national competition. The finals of the bi- ',/lr!P'w,JJIII ennial CBC competition for amateur choirs take place in various centres across the country, which are linked by the magic of radio. The whole thing takes place on the evenings of May 2 and 3 and Toronto's "centre" is the Atrium of the CBC Broadcasting Centre. Many of the finest choirs from Southwestern Ontario will be on hand to perform and connect with choirs from other parts of Canada over the airwaves. It's always an exciting event. The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir performs Bach's Mass in B Minor, beginning on May 3. I think my memory goes far enough back to remember the organization's ; ~, ~ ,;:g __ CBC Atrium, Easter Sunday sunrise. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor conducts the combined forces of his Nathaniel Dett Chorale, the Toronto Mass Choir, and the Faith Singers. Ju ;,~'8 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A~ditiOHS Singing I Learning I Joy An open invitation to youth aged 6 through university age Bach Children's Chorus • Bach Chamber Youth Choir Linda Beaupre, Music Director 1 ~ ... Known throughout Toronto for its beautiful, • musical sound and professional approach J ' Offers a balanced programme of concert performances, travel, retreat weekends, : workshops with world-renowned conductors \ ... Comprehensive educational approach ensures a well-rounded programme of skills-building for every chorister ) First place in 2005 Provincial Music Festival ... ' Winner of the 2004 CBC Choral Competition For more information visit www.bachorus.org To boob an audition call 416-431-0790 BAr ~!LIDHll~ • ' ~ ---- •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • ,"'cif .,. ~ :, "' . _i~ complete relationship with this piece, starting with performances under the brilliant but eccentric Dutch organist Ton Koopman around 1990. We were treated a few years later to a guest appearance of the Stuttgart Chamber Choir, under Frieder Bernius, singing the piece with the Tafelmusik Orchestra. Then, roughly five or six years ago, conductor !vars Taurins led performances, which were critically acclaimed. Taurins again leads Tafelmusik's performances this month. CONTINUES NEXT PAGE q;~J~(j!/~ Lydia Adams, Conductor ALL VOICES ANNUAL SPRING AUDITIONS For 2006/2007 Season Fully Professional For Audition Appointment e-mail General Manager jiseler@elmeriselersingers.com with complete resume of your vocal training and experience. Include address and phone contact number, or call 905.880.1889 for further information www.elmeriselersingers.com Act, Sing, Make friends for life Ages 5 to 19 THE CANADIAN CHILDREN'S OPERA CHORUS Ann Cooper Gay, Artistic Director AUDITIONS For 2006-2007 May and June 2006 Call us for more details or to schedule your audition or visit our website at: www.canadianchildrensopera.com Canadian Children's Opera Chorus 227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1 E8 Phone: (416) 366-0467 Fax: (416) 366-9204 M AY 1 - ) UNE 7 2006 WWW.TH EWHOLEN OTE ,COM

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