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Volume 12 - Issue 2 - October 2006

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Academy Concert SeriesAldeburgh ConnectionAlexander Singers & PlayersAll Saints' Kingsway Anglican ChurchAll the King's VoicesAmadeus ChoirAmici Chamber EnsembleAnnex Singers of TorontoArray musicArt of Time EnsembleArts Richmond Hill Music FestivalAssociates of the Toronto SymphonyOrchestraautorickshawBach Children's Chorus &Bach Chamber Youth ChoirBass ImpactBata Shoe MuseumBell' Arte SingersCanadian Children's Opera ChorusCanadian Music CentreCanadian Music Competitions -Toronto ChapterCanadian SinfoniettaCanadian SingersCantores Celestes Women's ChoirCathedral Bluffs Symphony OrchestraCentenary MusicChoirs OntarioChrist Church Deer ParkChurch of St. Mary Magdalene ChoirsChurch of the Holy TrinityCity of Toronto Historic MuseumsCivic Light Opera CompanyCollingwood Music FestivalCONTACT contemporary musicContinuum Contemporary MusicCounterpoint Community OrchestraCounty Town SingersCzech Community Centre at MasaryktownDeer Park ConcertsEast York ChoirElmer lseler SingersElora Festival SingersEnsemble TrypTych Chamber ChoirERGO ProjectsAlphabetical List of WholeNote MembersEsprit OrchestraEtobicoke Centennial ChoirEtobicoke Community Concert BandEtobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra IEtobicoke Youth StringsEtobicoke Suzuki School of MusicExultate Chamber SingersFanshawe Chorus London IGerald Fagan SingersFestival Wind OrchestraForte- The Toronto Men 's ChorusFridays at EightGeorgetown Bach ChoraleGlenn Gould StudioGrace Church on· the-HillGrand Philharmonic ChoirGrand River ChorusGryphon TrioHamilton Philharmonic OrchestraHannaford Street Silver BandHarbourfront CentreHigh Park Choirs of TorontoHumbercrest United ChurchHummingbird Centre for the Performing ArtsI FU RI OSI Baroque EnsembleJohn Laing SingersJSL Musical ProductionsJubilate SingersKaren Schuessler SingersKitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music SocietyKitchener-Waterloo Chamber OrchestraKitchener-Waterloo SymphonyKiyoshi Nagata EnsembleKoffler School of MusicLiving Arts CentreMarilyn Gilbert Artists ManagementMarkham Concert BandMarkham Theatre for Performing ArtsMassey Hall and Roy Thomson HallMilton ChoristersMississauga Children's ChoirMississauga Choral SocietyMooredale ConcertsMozart Society of TorontoMusic and TrufflesMusic at AscensionMusic at MetropolitanMusic GalleryMusic TorontoMusicaNoirNew Adventures in Sound ArtNew Music ConcertsNew Tang Dynasty TV INTDTVINewman Centre !"Music at Newman")North 44 ° EnsembleNorth Toronto Institute of MusicOakville Children's ChoirOff Centre Music SalonOntario Youth ChoirOpera AtelierOpera Bel Canto of South SimcoeOpera in ConcertOpera OntarioOpera YorkOrchestra TorontoOrchestras MississaugaORIANA Women's ChoirOrpheus Choir of TorontoOshawa Durham Symphony OrchestraPax Christi ChoralePenthelia SingersPerimeter InstitutePlatinum Concerts InternationalQueen of Puddings Music TheatreRCM Glenn Gould SchoolRenaissance SingersRenee BardaRiverdale Youth SingersRoyal Canadian College of Organists -Toronto CentreRoyal Conservatory of MusicCommunity SchoolScaramellaScarborough Bel Canto ChoirSINE NOMI NE Ensemble for Medieval MusicSinfonia TorontoSmall World MusicSoundstreams CanadaSt. Clement's Anglican Church ChoirsSt. James' CathedralSt. Michael's Choir SchoolSyrinx Sunday SalonsTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra &Chamber ChoirTalisker PlayersTallis ChoirTapestry New Opera WorksTheatre of Early MusicTimothy Eaton Memorial ChurchToronto All-Star Big BandToronto Chamber ChoirToronto Children's ChorusToronto Choral SocietyToronto City Youth BandToronto Classical SingersToronto ConsortToronto Early Music CentreToronto Heliconian HallToronto Jewish Folk ChoirToronto Latvian Concert AssociationToronto Masque TheatreToronto Mendelssohn ChoirToronto Opera RepertoireToronto Operetta TheatreToronto PhilharmoniaToronto SinfoniettaToronto Symphony OrchestraToronto Theatre Organ SocietyToronto Welsh Male Voice ChoirToronto Youth Wind OrchestraToyich International ProjectsTrillium Brass QuintetTrue North BrassTrypTychU of T Faculty of MusicU of T Opera Division, Faculty of MusicUniversity Settlement Music & Arts SchoolUpper Canada ChoristersUrban Arts Brass EnsembleVesnivka ChoirVictoria Scholars Men's Choral EnsembleVillage VoicesVisual and Performing Arts NewmarketVIVA! Youth Singers ofTorontoVocal Art ForumVocalPoint Chamber ChoirWomen's Musical Club of TorontoWorlds of Music TorontoYork University Department of Musicand vocal technique. All The King's Voices rehearses onTuesdays at Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave,from 7:15- lOpm.David King, conductorWillowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave, North YorkON M2N 4V9416-225-2255info@allthekingsvoices.ca www.allthekingsvoices.caAmadeus ChoirThe 100-voice Amadeus Choircelebrates its 32nd anniversarythis season together with the 22ndanniversary of Conductor andArtistic Director Lydia Adams.Considered to be in the first ranknationally, the choir is renownedfor its exceptional musicality,glorious sound and high qualityprogramming- all reflections of the leadership providedby Dr. Adams.The Choir presents its annual series of concerts at theGeorge Weston Recital Hall, and at downtown Torontovenues. It performs with full orchestra or instrumentalensembles, is noted for its stunning a cappellaperformances, and for commissioning choral works byprominent Canadian composers. Auditions are held in Juneand throughout the year as needed. The Choir 's nextconcert, "Amadeus Sings Mozart" opens its 2006/07 seasonon October 21.The Choir has two CDs, Ring-a the News! and Songs ofthe Spilil, and has collaborated with the Hannaford StreetSilver Band with Voices on High, and Everlasting Lightwith the Elmer Iseler Singers. The Amadeus ChamberSingers are featured on the Iseler Singers' new CD TheTokaida choral music of the late Harry Freedman.Anne Kear, publicity director; fydia Adams, conductor/artistic director; Judith Young, general manager; ShawnGrenke, accompanist75 The Donway W!st, Ste 410, Toronto ON M3C 2E9416-446-0188; 416-924-3940 (Anne Kear)amachoir@idirect.comwww.amadeuschoir.comAmici Chamber EnsembleAcclaimed as one of Canada foremost ensembles, AMICIwas formed in 1985 by pianist Patricia Parr, clarinetistJoaquin Valdepeiias, and cellist David Hetherington to fosterand advance the art of chamber music. The repertoire forthis combination of instruments is limited, but theseinnovative artists have overcome this by commissioningnew works each year by Canadian composers, and invitingtheir musical "amici" to perform with them.joining AMICI in its 2006/07 concert series at the GlennGould Studio are pianists Vladimir R!ltsman and SeroujKradjian; violinists Yehonatan Berick, Jonathan Crow and82 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2006-2007Benjamin Bowman; dancer Peggy Baker; and sopranoIsabel Bayrakdarian.AMICI, which is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Universityof Toronto's Faculty of Music, is praised for its exceptionalensemble-playing, blending both classic and contemporarychamber music.In 2005 AMICI released its 8th CD,MajesticFlair, devotedentirely lo the music of Chan Ka Nin, and also its 9th CD,Trios, with music ofBruch and d'Indy.Patricia Parr, Joaquin Valdepeiias, David Hetherington,artistic directors; Wendy Limbertie, executive director173B front Street East, Toronto ON M5A 3Z4416-368-87 43musicians@amiciensemble.comwww.amiciensemble.comAnnex Singers of TorontoThe Annex Singers is a vibrant community choir with areputation for performing diverse and exciting music. Thisfifty-voice mixed choir, now in its 27th year, is led by MariaCase, who brings a dynamic approach to the repertoire.Each year we present two formal concerts, in Decemberand April, as well as a Spring Cabaret. Our ChristmasConcert this year (Saturday December 2, 7:30pm) featuresnew Canadian works as well as traditional favourites ofthe season.~ welcome new members with a broad range of choralexperience. Our weekly rehearsals are held on Monday

evenings at 7:30pm at St. Thomas's Anglican Church Hall.Richard PartingtonSt. Thomas's Anglican Church Hall, 383 Huron St.,Toronto, ON M5S 2G5416-968-7747margaret.rice@sympatico.caArraymusicCurrently in its 35th season, Arraymusic is home to thevirtuosic Arraymusic Ensemble, recognized as one ofNorthAmerica's leading ensembles devoted to the commissioningand performance of new music. Since formation,Arraymusic has commissioned and presented over 350new works written for the ensemble by master and emergingcomposers, encouraging them to take risks and push theboundaries of musical expression.Arraymusic's 2006/07 Legacy Season commences inOttawa with a production of Allen Cole's noir theatricalthriller The Wong Son in collaboration with the Na ti on alArts Centre starting September 22, with performances inToronto on October 12 and 14.The Arraymusic Ensemble performs on average fourconcerts annually. Currently under the stewardship ofartistic director Bob Stevenson, Arraymusic this seasonalso records live-in-concert 'favorite' works picked by itsroster of past artistic directors spanning its 35-yearrepertoire.Arraymusic is also known for its Young ComposersWorkshop & Concert, a unique 'hands-on' learningexperience for up-and-coming composers who create a newwork with mentorship by the ensemble members for publicconcert presentation.Robert Stevenson, artistic director;Sandra Bell, general manager60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 218, Toronto ON M6K 1X9416-532-3019admin@arraymusic.comwww.arraymusic.comArt of Time EnsembleNow celebrating its eighth season, Art ofTime has garneredcritical acclaim by promoting the popular sensibilitiesinherent in the music of serious composers such asSchoenberg, Prokofiev and Brahms, and by creatingprograms that include a mixture of classical and populargenres, thus appealing to a new and younger audience forclassical music.The 2006/07 season opens on November 9- 10 withArnold Schoenberg: A Portrait; followed by A Lid Un ATfile: An Evening of Jewish Music, January 18- 19; thenSchubert: Source and Inspiration, March 15- 16; andfinally, The Song Book: An Evening ofNew Arrangementsand Old Music, May 10- 11.Guest artists include actors Ted Dykstra and RichardGreenblatt; alternative artists Sarah Slean, Martin Tielliand Hawksley Wirkman; Jewish artists David Buchbinder,Marilyn Lerner and David Wall; and classical performersErika Raum, Steven Dann and Winona Zelenka.All concerts are at 8pm at the Harbourfront CentreTheatre. Tickets are (or for students, seniors andartists).Andrew Burashko45 Carlton St. #1401, Toronto, ON M5B 2H9416-351-8188artoftime@sympatico.cawww.artoftimeensemble.comArts Richmond Hill Music FestivalArts Richmond Hill Music Festival was founded in 1996.The Festival was established to provide a forum for youngmusicians to perforn1 in competitions. The organizationand quality of the adjudicators were soon recognized byteachers and parents. Enrolment increased over the years.The excellence of the participants' musical abilities becameevident.Over the years many well-respected adjudicators havebeen part of our festival, sharingtheir musical knowledge with thecompetitors. These expertsinclude: Professor William Aide,James Anagnoson, LeslieKinton, and many more.Scholarships are awarded toencourage these young people tocontinue their studies. Selectedwinners are invited to play at aGala Concert.This year we offer classes in piano, strings, voice, brass,and woodwind. The R!stival will take place from November24- 26. The deadline for applications is October 8, 2006.905-508-0789www.artsrichmondhill.comAssociates of the Toronto SymphonyOrchestraThe Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra arepeople who share a love of music from all genres andperiods. Our members organize musical events thatshowcase the talents of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra(fSO) and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO).The musical focus of the year is our popular Five SmallConcerts series. A highlight of these concerts is theperformance by members of the TSYO- a greatopportunity for these exceptional young musicians to displaytheir talents and for music lovers to see and hear futureCanadian talent.In addition to our concerts, members gather monthly inan informal social setting to enjoy performances by invitedmusicians, either established professionals or asf iringyoung performers who enjoy playing to sma I butappreciative audiences. Both classical and jazz artistsperform for the Associates.From time to time speakers are invited to enhancemembers' knowledge on all aspects of classical music.Lively discussions ensue. For information on the 2007 FiveSmall Concerts and/or membership in the Associates, giveus a call.Paul Whittakei; Bill Teichman, music program chairs900 Yonge Street, Suite 1404, Toronto ON M4W 3P5416-221-8342 (Alan & Geraldine Sperling)paul_whittaker@rogers.comau to rickshawautorickshaw's music lies on the cultural cutting edge, ascontemporary jazz ..,;.;and funk rub ~shoulders with the /classical music ofIndia. Formed in 2003,autorickshaw hasswiftly become one ofthe most intriguing actson the world music andjazz landscapes,garnering a 2004JUNO nomination forWirld Music Album ofthe Year."The ensemble consists of a mash-up of four of Canada'smost exciting and musically interesting young musicians:vocalist Suba Sankaran, tabla player Ed Hanley, bassistRich Brown, and exotic percussionist Debashis Sinha. Allfour have achieved excellence on their respectiveinstruments. When their forces are combined, the resultsare utterly unique and musically pioneering." - TheRecordautorickshaw has toured across Canada, appearing atthe Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver and WinnipegFolk R!stivals, as well as numerous appearances at theGlenn Gould Studio in Toronto. US appearances includeperformances at Joe's Pub in New York and at The KennedyWholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2006-2007 83Centre in Washington. The versatile members ofautorickshaw also present authoritative interactiveworkshops."... authentic and- spiritually- nearly overwhelming."- Now Magazine(four star review).Suba Sankaran, Ed Hanley, artistic directorsSuba: 416-686-2370, Ed: 416-597-8705www.autorickshawcaBach Children's Chorus & BachChamber Youth ChoirBCC is celebrating its 20th anniversary this season withthree exciting concerts and the release of an anniversarycompilation recording. BCC consists of 180 auditionedsingers in choirs at differing levels of ability- three treblechoirs for children aged 6- 16 and an SATB choir for boyswith changed voices and girls aged 16 and up.Each choir rehearses weekly in east Scarborough andparticipates in weekend excursions involving festivals,workshops and concerts with other youth choirs and worldrenownedclinicians. Educational programmes for all treblechoirs emphasize vocal technique, theory and musicreading.The choir has released four solo CDs and has wonprovincial and national choral awards, including theprestigious CBC Competition for Amateur Choirs (2004) andThe Elmer Iseler Award for Best Choir at the TorontoKiwanis R!stival (four out of the last five years). Founderand Music Director Linda Beaupre is well-knownthroughout Toronto as a guest conductor and clinician.23 Mossbank Drive, Toronto ON MlG 2ClJane Greenwood: 416-431-0790bachchildrenschor us@bellnet.ca wwwbachor us.orgBass ImpactBass Impact is an exciting and innovative bass clarinetduo comprised of Kathryn Ladano and Tilly Kooyman. Asadvocates of Canadian music, Bass Impact hascommissioned and premiered a number of new works bysome of Canada's most prominent composers.Because thebass clarinetis one of themost versatileand colourfulinstrumentsin today 'snew music,Bass Impact'sprogrammesare unique,educational and memorable. Last year Bass Impact madeits international debut at the Wirld Bass Clarinet Conventionin Rotterdam, Holland, performing an entirely Canadianprogranime.The duo have performed at various Canadian venuessuch as the Kitchener-W!terloo Chamber Music Societyconcert series, 'Sundays at the Centre' series in Guelph, theCambridge Galleries Performance Series, the University ofW!terloo, the University of Guelph, and later this seasonwill be performing at the University of Western Ontario.This season Bass Impact is also looking forward to releasingits first CD.Kathryn Ladano, 'lilly Kooyman, artistic directors519-622-2275bs _impact@yahoo.caBata Shoe MuseumAs one ofToronto's most unique attractions, the Bala ShoeMuseum is raising the tempo this year with classical andjazz concerts during our Two-Tone Thursdays.On selected Thursdays, local jazz bands perform in theMuseum's Main Foyer. The series begins on November 9with Rita di Ghent, and continues in 2007 with KenAldcroft's ensemble on R!bruary 8, Marilyn Lerner &CONTINUED ON PAGE 84

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