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Volume 11 Issue 8 - May 2006

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MAY 2006 CANARY p AGES CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS "Not a sparrow falls" the Good Book says but our May "Choral Canary Pages" let a few slip. WholeNote regrets the error. CORO SAN MARCO Founded in 1995 by artistic director Daniel Colla, the choir's 50 members share a love for folk, classical and operatic music, and participate in many concerts and festivals, averaging ten concerts a year. They have performed at Roy Thomson Hall and the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, founded the annual multicultural choral festival Singing Together, and have performed with the Nova Amadeus Orchestra from Rome. With the Esprit Alliance Orchestra they premiered Albinoni's Magnificat and G. Posocco's Ave Maria. Coro San Marco has two recordings: Va' pensiero I Longing Spirit, and songs of the Italian migration: Addia Patria Mia I Farewell My Homeland. www RENAISSANCE SINGERS The Renaissance Singers were founded by Raymond S. J. Daniels in 1972. The choir's early reputation was based on its polished performances of renaissance a cappella literature. Today, the choir sings music from the masters of all centuries. The Renaissance Singers have also commissioned and premiered the works of leading Canadian composers. The choir has four recordings to its credit, and has performed on four tours of England. Under the musical direction of Richard Cunningham, the choir looks forward to its 33rd season. Kathy Lees: 519-725-4397 TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS Jean Ashworth Bartle, C.M., 0.0nt., Founder/Music Director The Toronto Children's Chorus, now entering its 28th season, is widely recognized as one of the world's leading children's choirs, offering unique musical, educational, and social experiences for children between the ages of 7 and 15. The choir is comprised of the Main Chorus and five Training Choirs, and presents an annual Subscription Series in Toronto, in addition to guest performances and international tours. It has recorded more than a dozen compact discs. A West End Training Choir is offered for children in Grades 3- 6. For more information, call 416-932-8666, ext. 231. TORONTO WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR The choir was founded in 1995 to kindle the tradition of four-part Welsh male voice singing. Under the leadership director David Low, associate director Lenard Whiting, and accompanist Kathryn Tremills, the choir has grown to an ensemble of 60 men from many ethnic backgrounds, performing approximately ten concerts a year. Membership requires an elemental audition, and an ear for, and a love of choral music. Repertoire includes: opera choruses, folk songs, show tunes, spirituals, and traditional Welsh music. Practices are held Wednesdays 7:30-lOpm, September to June at Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, at Yonge/Lawrence. 416-410-2254 The Choral Canary Pages is available year-round at Phone 416-323-2232

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