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Volume 12 - Issue 2 - October 2006

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  • Toronto
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commissioning works for brass band by prominentCanadian composers. While the self-produced annual seriesat the Jane Mallett Theatre forms the nucleus of its activities,the HSSB is equally at home in a variety of communityvenues in Ontario, and is invited back for returnengagements at numerous festivals across Canada, withdistinguished guest conductors.In 2003, the HSSB was awarded its second LieutenantGovernor's Award for the Arts in recognition of itsaccomplishments. It has made ten recordings the mostrecent of which is Connections in Brass.The HSSB's 2006/07 season opens October 15 withspecial guests conductor Alain Trudel and trumpeter JensLindemann.Raymond Tizzard, executive director ; Anne Kear,public relations; Curtis Metcalf, artistic director42 Frater Avenue, Toronto ON M4C 2H6416-425-287 4, Box office (St. Lawrence Centre):416-366-7723, 1-800-708-6754hssb@interlog.comwwwhssb.cawww.stlc.com (St. Lawrence Centre)Harbourfront CentreFor more than 30 years, Harbourfront Centre hasbeen on the cutting edge of all that's current and creative.We continue to bring together the best in both Canadianculture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around theworld. A non-profit charitable organization, we attractmore than 12 million visits annually to ourlO acres ofrevitalized waterfront land in the heart of Toronto.Harbourfront Centre presents over 4,000 events eachyear and works with more than 450 community groups.A leader in world music presentation, HarbourfrontCentre has offered audiences their first taste of variouskinds of music. The Music with Bite series introducesour family and younger audiences to music, fromclassical to world roots, in an interactive funenvironment. Our summer festival season, in particular,features music from different cultures within weekendfestivals. We also programme the City of Toronto'snearby Toronto Music Garden with classical musicconcerts outdoors all summer long, in a setting inspiredby Bach. Harbourfront Centre's many venues also actas popular rental facilities for musical acts.235 Queens Quay West, Toronto ON M5J 2G8416-973-4000info@harbourfrontcentre.com;harbourfrontcentre.comHigh Park Choirsof Toronto ~~~~~~hl~~~~~~~~~ip:~J ~~~smg, especially under ·-· -.. r"' '·-< , • .,,.,~Artistic Director Zimfira Poloz, who has the incredible abilityto make their sound shimmei: 2006/07 will be our 20thAnniversary Season. We offer 6 divisions: Early Bird Choir(ages 5- 7), Training Choir (ages 6- 11), Children's Choir(ages 9- 13), Senior Choir (ages 12 through University)and Senior Chamber Choir (selected from the Senior Choir).Our program comprises weekly rehearsals in Bloor WestVillage (including music theory and ear training), twoannual concerts, workshops, community engagements, andan annual tour (for the Senior Division). The Senior Choirwill be touring to Newfoundland's ~stival 500 in July 2007.We also continue our relationship with the University ofToronto, as their official Children's Choir in Residence.Please join us for our Winter Concert on SundayDecember 10, 2006 and our 20th Anniversary SpringConcert with a special commissioned work by composerJames Rolfe, Sunday June 10, 2007- both at St Anne'sAnglican Church.Auditions are held in the Spring, September and January.Zimfira Poloz, artistic director/conductor;Mary Bella, choir manager2100 Bloor Street Wes~ Suite 6341, Toronto ON M6S 5A5416-762-0657info@highparkchoirs.orgwww.highparkchoirs.orgHumbercrest United ChurchHumbercrest United Church in west Toronto has a longtradition of a rich liturgy and fine choral music. The superbacoustics in the sanctuary are legendary.The church has just finished a major restoration of themechanical/electrical aspects of the 1952 Casavant organ.Last season the choir presented Requiem Gohn Rutter)with orchestra, and Miserere (Allegri) during the Easterseason. This fall we host "Born in Song- Charles Wesley@ 300" a Hymn ~stival with the Salvation Ar my TorontoBrass on October 15; and "A lime of Remembrance"-Prose, Poetry and Choral music for Remembrance Daywith Eric Friesen, CBC Radio Commentator for StudioSparks, Ottawa. Good Friday in 2007 will offer Requiem(Eleanor Daley). Director of Music is Melvin James Hurst.Melvin James Hurst, director of music16 Baby Point Road, Toronto ON M9A 3S8416-767-6122www.humbercrestunitedchurch.comHummingbird Centre for thePerforming ArtsThe HummingbirdCentre for the PerformingArts isCanada's premierperformance venueand an historicaland cultural landmark.Toronto's onlymainstream civictheatre in the heartof the downtown entertainment district, it is the largestperforming arts venue in Canada with 3,200 seats.The Centre programs quality children's shows for familiesand young audiences, and Broadway musicals, comedy.fundraisers, speakers and concerts relevant to Toronto'sincreasingly diverse population with appeal to visitors fromaround the world.Ten Drum Art Percussion presents Eye of the Storm,October 7- 8. Queen- It's a Kinda Magic, October 12- 13.Sankai Juku presents Kagemi: Beyond the Metaphors ofMirrors, October 17. Disney Live! presents Mickey's MagicShow, October 19-22. Radio City Christmas Spectaculai;November 14- December 31.Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, January 4- 5.RAIN- The Beatles Experience, January 18- 21. AlvinAiley American Dance Theatre, ~bruary 16- 17. SowetoGospel Choir, ~bruary 27- 28. Annie, March 7- 11.Edward Scissorhands, April 4- 7. The Best of Bejart­Love and Dance, April 18- 20. Burn the Floor® presentsB10 Wholenote MEMBER PROFILES 2006-2007Floor Play, May 10- 12. Lerner & Loewe's Camelot, June27- 30.Jennifer Lee, marketing & membership coordinator1 R-ont St. E. Toronto ON M5E lB2416-393- 7482Jennifer@hummingbirdcentre.comwww.hummingbirdcentre.comI FURIOSI Baroque EnsembleI FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble is comprised of Canada'sfinest Baroque performers. Consisting of regular membersAisslinn Nos~ and Julia Wedman, violins; Mix Deak,violoncello; and Gabrielle McLaughlin, soprano, theensemble has held a concert series in Toronto since 1999.Thematic programming and major sex appeal have earnedthe group an international reputation as a rebellious forcein the Early Music Wirld.I FURIOSJ will be conducting tours of Canada and Europeduring the 2006/07 season.This season features Olivier Fortin, harpsichord;J enniferEnns Modolo, mezzo-soprano; Jed Wentz, traverso andmore. Concert titles include I'll be Witching You, Welcometo the Jungle, and A Plague on Both Ymr Houses. Concertstake place at Calvin Presbyterian Church (26 Delisle Ave.)and Grace Church on-the-Hill (300 Lonsdale Rd.). IFURJOSJ's recording Defiled is my {Middle) Name hasreceived critical acclaim and is available atwww.cdbaby.com94 Westminster Ave., Toronto ON M6R 1N4416-536-2943ifuriosi@ifuriosi.comwwwifuriosi.comJohn Laing SingersThe John Laing Singers are a chamber choir renowned fortheir tonal beauty and interpretative excellence. Foundedin 1982, the choir has received widespread acclaim fortheir tours, recordings and broadcasts. They haverepresented Canada at international choral festivals inll:ance and Switzerland, and perform throughout Ontarioand Quebec regularly.As guest artists at the American Liszt Society Festival in1994, they produced an epoch-making performance ofLiszt's Via Crucis which received many accolades in theAmerican and European press. The Singers presented thecentrepiece concert to celebrate Hamilton Day in Sarasota,Florida, at the special invitation of both cities in 1997, andagain in 2006.Their first CD, My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, waslaunched in October 1998. This, their 25th AnniversarySeason, sees the launch oftheirnew CD, Merrily Sing~£which celebrates the beauty of Christmas and the gift ofmusic.P.U Box 65590 Dundas ON L9H 6Y6905-628-5238john.laing.singers@cogeco.cahttp://home.cogeco.ca/ - john.laing.singers/JSL Musical Productions" ... bringing performers and performance opportunitiestogether!"Devoted to the promotion, support and development offine community and professional musical and artistictalent, JSL Musical Productions* connects talented artists

with local, regional and nationaltalent and entertainment seekers.In addition, JSL MusicalProductions creates perfonnanceopportunities for artists toshowcase their talents, developnetworking opportunities andenhance their careers.Even ts and venues are asvaried as the artists. Whether it be a Big Band Reviewat the Mississauga Living Arts Centre or an intimateCelestial Flute and Harp Duo in an acoustically superiorchurch sanctuary, an elegant dinner club entertainmentor a 'jammin' street party, JSL Musical Productionsexcels in bringing performers and performanceopportunities together!Roselyn Brown, principal artist and administrativeofficer, continues to seek and provide musical opportunities,create musical productions and be a voice in thedevelopment, support and promotion of musical and artistictalent within the community.*A Division ofJSL EnterprisesRoselyn Brown4040 Creditview Rd Unit 16 #12075 Mississauga ONL5C 3Y8905-276-3373info@jslmusic.com www.jslmusic.comJubilate SingersThe Jubilate Singers is an auditioned, mixed-voice chamberchoir of 35 members, which offers a three-concert seasonand perfonns at community events throughout Toronto.Our first concert is an all-Canadian program includinggems from Newfoundland, conducted by Sherry Squires,December 9, 2006, at Eastminster United Church.Our March 24, 2007 concert features Gounod's Messesolennelle and Dubois' Les sept paroles du Christ inpartnership with the Ensemble Tr ypTych Chamber Choir,conducted by Lenard Whiting. On June 9, hear Haydn'sCreation conducted by David Bowser with the North YorkConcert Orchestra. Check website for times and locations.Music director Isabel Bernaus will return for the 2007 /08season.The Jubilate Singers rehearse Tuesdays at 7:30pm at St.Leonard's Anglican Church, a block north of the Yonge/Lawrence subway station. Occasional sectional rehearsals areheld.~ are a hard-working but congenial group, striving forexcellence under the energetic direction of Isabel Bernaus,with Sherry Squires, accompanist. Choristers may be sightedat a pub across the street after rehearsal, though this is nota requirement. New members are welcome.Andrew HellebustSt. Leonard's Anglican Church, 25 W.mless Ave.,Toronto ON M4N 1V5905-856-5225 x33www.jubilatesingers.caKaren Schuessler SingersFounded in 1993 by noted London musician and conductorKaren Ann Schuessler to explore the wealth of choral music,the Karen Schuessler Singers is one of London's premierconcert choirs, well-known for quality performances andwidely varied, accessible and innovative programming.Each season this 35-voice mixed choir presents a threeconcertsubscription series and several specialperformances designed to appeal to all ages and musicaltastes. The choir performs choral repertoire that is notperformed by other choirs in London to complementtraditional repertoire with music ranging from the classicsto gospel to Broadway and from Medieval to the 21st century.Since 1994 the choir has become noted for its performancesof Missa Gaia/Earth Mass and for its recording of thiswork in 2000.The Karen Schuessler Sin~ers are proud to work withsome of London and Canada s finest established soloistsand instrumentalists while also providing opportunitiesfor many up-and-coming talents.Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm. Auditions areby appointment any time, but most take place prior to theconcert season.Karen Schuessler519-473-1668contact@kssingers.isp.cawww.kssingers.isp.caKitchener-Waterloo Chamber MusicSocietyK-W Chamber Music Society is one of Canada's busiestpresenters of chamber music concerts, with over 50 concertsper year ranging from solo to sizable ensembles. Programsrange from medieval to contemporary; most have bothclassics and recent music.Active since 1974, since 1980 most of our concerts havetaken place at 57 Young Street ~st, Waterloo, a privatehome where our KWCMS Music Room holds about 85 people.A superb Steinway piano, good acoustics, a supportiveaudience, and an intimate, informal atmosphere make fora great concert experience.Artists from local to world-standing have been featured:quartets such as the Penderecki and Lafayette from Canada;Prazak, Stamic, Zemlinsky, Panocha from Prague; AVIVfrom Israel; Gryphon and ABEGG trios; pianists JaninaFialkowska, Robert Silverman, Eric Himy, Michael Lewin;violinists Moshe Hammer, Joshua Bell, Movses Pogossian;cellists Steven Isserlis, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Inbal Segev,etc.Single tickets are available as well as subscriptions.kwcms@yahoo.ca www.K-WCMS.comKitchener-Waterloo ChamberOrchestraThe Kitchener-Wlterloo Chamber Orchestra is now in its22nd season under founding music director Graham Coles.A unique combination of professional players, talentedamateurs and students from the Faculty of Music at WilfridLaurier University, the orchestra presents a six-concertseries featuring many lesser-known works mainly fromthe 18th century.Soloists this season include pianist Sarah Ho fromEdmonton (Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor onSeptember 30), soprano Stephanie Kramer from Wlterloo(Mozart: Exultate, Jubilate on our Mozart anniversaryconcert October 28), our principal clarinetist Carla Perrotta(Krammer: Clarinet Concerto on January 27) and MezzoSoprano Fabiana Katz from Vancouver with the localRenaissance Singers (an all Handel concert on May 5).Our Christmas concert on Sunday, December 10- ABach Family Christmas, with music by eight different Bachsincluding the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3- will featurethe University of Waterloo Chamber Choir. Our annualStudent Concerto Competition takes place on November 25with the winners performing in our Showcase concert onMarch 10, 2007.Graham Coles, music director86 Weber Street East, Kitchener, ON N2H 1C7519-744-3828kwchamberorchestra@on.aibn.comwww.kwchamberorchestra.caKitchener-Waterloo SymphonyNationally praised for its world-class - . - .performances, the KW Symphony is a cultural Mcenterpiece of the Wlterloo Region and serves , 1 '_/,11/i'f ·'_as an entertainment resource for the Province of \ti ~';,Ontario. Currently in its 6lst season, the ·5""'"'" 1orchestra is comprised of 52 professional musicians underfull-time contract.The KW Symphony resides one of Canada's finestacoustic performance spaces-Kitchener's The Centre InThe Square.As part of its commitment to education and musicianship,the KWS supports the activities of the KWS Youth OrchestraProgram and also performs a number of communityconcerts in soup kitchens, seniors' homes and schools,Wholenote MEMBERS' PROFILES 2006-2007 B 11throughout the year. The orchestra is heard regularly acrossthe nation on CBC Radio Two.101 Queen Street North, Kitchener ON N2H 6P7519-745-4711, fax: 519-745-4474mail@kwsymphony.on.ca www.kwsymphony.on.caKiyoshi Nagata EnsembleThe Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble (KNE), based in Toronto,has enthralled audiences with its mesmerizing and heartpoundingperformances of the Japanese drum (taiko) sinceits formationin 1998. TheEnsemble hastoured widelythroughoutCanada, theUS and Italyperformingin theatres,concert halls,and majormusic festivals.While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan,the Ensemble's principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancientart form by producing innovative and exciting music thatseeks to create a new voice for the taiko.Under the direction of Kiyoshi Nagata, the Ensemblehas become renowned for its exacting, straightforward yetphysically demanding performances as well as for itsdiverse repertoire. Their playing is the combination ofunbounded spirit and passion with the highest levels ofmusicianship and discipline.The KNE's annual concert kicks off the season on October13 & 14 at the Al Green Theatre in Toronto. This year'sconcert, entitled Sacred Tree, will premiere five new worksby ensemble members.Kiyoshi Nagata, artistic director21 \elsford Gardens #707, Toronto ON M3A 2P6416-651-4227taiko@kiyoshinagata.com www.kiyoshinagata.comKomer School of MusicThe Koffier School of Music provides an in-depth array ofinstruction in classical, jazz and pop music for Piano,Cello, Violin, Fiddle, Guitar, and Flute. Classes are offeredin Suzuki violin, Babies and Preschool music, Cello andBrass ensembles, Youth Band, Kids Opera workshops andOpera masterclasses, and ensembles for professionalsingers, Digital music, Theory and Vocal class for teens.The school is home to the Koffler Chamber Orchestradirected by TSO concertmaster, Jacques Israelievitch andResa's Pieces Koffier Adult Band. Leading nationally andinternationally recognized artists are presented throughthe school's renowned Salon Concert Series.This season includes The Gould Quartet featuringDvorak's Piano Quintet, The Travellers, David Broza, andan exclusive fundraising event with world renowned YefimBronfman and Jacques Israelievitch.The Koffier School of Music reaches out to all residents ofour surrounding communities. High quality instruction isoffered for persons of every age, ability and backgroundwhile encouraging a love of music, fostering creativeexpression and promoting personal enrichment.Adrienne Cohen, director4588 Bathurst St., Toronto ON M2R 1W6416-636-1880 x228koffiermusic@bjcc.cawww.koffiercentre.com/music.shllnlLiving Arts CentreThe Living Arts Centre is an architecturally-stunning225,000 square foot multi-purpose facility in the heart ofMississauga and home to one of the GfA's most excitingvenues for both performing and visual arts. Intimateentertainment is provided in all three state-of-the-arttheatres, showcasing international stars, Canadian talentand local community groups.

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