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Volume 12 - Issue 8 - May 2007

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Monica Murphy 705 526 9667 brings musical excellence to the ST. JAMES' ANGLICAN CHURCH STUDIO or EARLY Music TORONTOMary Garthside 1-866-461-1830 stage while remaining a communityDUNDAS(SEMT) choir, featuring men's and women'sSt. James' fine acoustics and flexi- Studio of Early Music Torontochoral arrangements in addition toble seating are ideal for traditional (SEMT), through the work of itsthe mixed chorus sound. Our holidayCD comes out in Spring 2008,and innovative worship and music three-member ensembles and ac-SERENATA SINGERSreflecting our commitment to musimaking.The Senior Choir (with creditation programme certificationDirected by Audrey McLeod, we are cal variety in style, tradition, andprofessional leads) rehearses from (Cert.SEMT), is a platform fora 65-voice SATB self-sustaining, mood. We acceptnew members intoSeptember to May. The choir leads performance, teaching and study ofperforming choir ofretired men and our chorus family each Septemberthe music at the 10:30am Eucharist vocal and instrumental music comwomen.The choir appears at sen- and January.'present-day' service, and monthly posed before 1730. Kevin KomisarukChoral Evensong. St. James' new founded the organization in 2004,ior's residences and pipe organ by D. Leslie Smith will and serves as Artistic and Manageventson request. Repertoire be a highlight of the music program ing Director. SEMT's three ensemeludesfolk, spirituals, golden oldies,ST. ANNE' s ANGLICAN CHURCHthis season. Other commitments in- bles are: Studio Sixteen, a sixteen-Broadway show tunes, and popelude: Advent Poetry, Lessons and voice choral ensemble specializingmelodies, showcased at two spring CHOIRCarols, Boar's Head Festival, Holy in Renaissance sacred music;concerts. Rehearsals are Wednes- St. Anne's offers excellent liturgi- Week and volunteer positions ad- Alawyn, a male quintet specializingday mornings from September to cal music in a superb acoustical ministering the church's concert se- in secular music composed fromMay at Wilmar Heights United space decorated by members of the ries, Musica St. James.1350-1650 plus contemporary worksChurch, 963 Pharmacy Ave, Scar- Group of Seven. The 20-memberDouglas Brownlee 905-627-1424 inspired by this music; and Kausborough. Membership by audition: SATB choir, directed by Nina Wudougstjames@bellnet.caBorealis, SEMT's Baroque instrusight-readingand choral experience Cotton, sings Sunday Eucharist mental and solo vocal atelier. SEMTare required. The enjoyment of sing- week at 1 Oam and special services auditions and associating with a veryand concerts (September to earlyJune). Repertoire includes EnglishST.JAMES' CATHEDRAL Kevin Komisaruk 416-559-2586friendly group of adults is an addedCathedral music from Byrd to Brit- St. James' music program is based and beyond, as well as Gregori- on worship, community and musical www.semt.orgAudrey Mcleod 416-497-5952 an chant and music by Canadian, outreach. Various choirs sing French, German, American and Sunday choral services. The ChoirRussian composers. Membership is of Men and Boys sings Sundays at~(by audition. Rehearsals 7:30-9:30pm l lam and 4:30pm evensong twice aSHEVCHENKO CHOIRThursdays at 270 Gladstone Ave- month. The Parish Choir, a volun-While originating in the Ukrainian nue. Ample parking. The 2007/08 teer mixed-voice adult choir, singscommunity, our repertoire in the season includes special concerts the 9am Sunday service. The St.main is Ukrainian and other Slavic celebrating our centenary. Join us for James' Singers is an auditionedsongs and includes folk songs of great music in an inspiring space. semi-professional mixed-voice T AFELMUSIK CHAMBER CHOIRother peoples, operatic choruses, andchamber choir performing sacred The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, aNina Wu-Cotton 905-881-7062original Canadian works. Last yearmusic of every age. They received group of talented singers specializthechoir advanced to the Nationalhonorable mention in the 2006 CBC ing in baroque performance practicenwucotton@rogers.comSemi-Finals of the CBC Choral Competition.and vocal technique, is led by ChoirCompetition. The choir is part of theDirector of Music 416-364-7865 x231Director Ivars Taurins. Formed inShevchenko Musical Ensemble, per- ST. CLEMENT'S ANGLICAN CHURCH music@stjamescathedral.on.ca1981, the Choir joins the Tafelmusikforming with mandolin orchestraBaroque Orchestra for a number ofCHOIRSwww.stjamescathedral.on.caand dancers. The choir is multi-gen-concerts every season and is praised· erational as well as multicultural.The Psallam Spiritu Choir is a treble-for its clarity, nuance and brilliance.Performances: two or three convoicechoir for boys and girls ages 8 ST. M1CHAEL 1 S CHOIR SCHOOL The Choir performs and rehearses.certs per season culminating in anto 17 who lead the music at the 9: 15 The treasury of Roman Catholic out ofTrinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427annual showcase of the Shevchenkoam Sunday liturgy. Vocii.1 training sacred music can be heard every Bloor St. West, as well as the GeorgeEnsemble. Rehearsals: Sundayswith emphasis on sight-reading is week at St. Michael's Cathedral Weston Recital Hall. Chamber Choir10:00-12:30pm at Columbus Centre,given based on a program developed where a fine choral tradition has auditions are normally held between901 Lawrence Ave. The Royal School of Church been maintained since 1937 when July and September for the upcom-Music. Rehearsals take place every St. Michael's Choir School was ing season. If you are interested inGinger Kautto, office; 416-533-2725 Thursday afternoon 4:30-5:30pm founded. Three treble and SATB auditioning please visit our website.Alexander Veprinsky, Conductor from September to the end of May. boys' choirs sing at the SaturdayJoanna Jurychuk,905-763-7516 The Senior Choir is a 25-voice evening and Sunday morning Mass· Production auditioned mixed-voice choir that es, at the solemn liturgies of the416-964-9562 x226sings a wide range of sacred Christmas and Easter seasons, andjjurychuk@tafelmusik.orgrepertoire from plainsong to music at important archdiocesan and civwww.tafelmusik.orgSINGING OUT!of the 21st century. The choir sings ic events. The choir school providesat the l lam Sunday liturgy and theToronto's largest and longest stand-an enriched learning environment TALLIS CHOIRoccasional Choral LGBT chorus, Singing OUT!for boys in grades 3-12, with daily The Tallis Choir, under Peter Mafocuseson Pride, Music and Be-Thomas Pitches is the organist and choral rehearsals, and individual hon, enters its 30th year in 2007 /08.director of music.longing, while producing two majorinstruction in piano, organ, voice, This semi-professional group speconcertsand a cabaret show each Thomas Filches 416-483-6664 strings and guitar. cializing in Renaissance chamberseason filled with very intentional Fr. J.M. Missie 416-393-5518 music begins the new season withdiversity in musical style and pres- www.stclements-chu rch .erg Mr. D. Melino 416-393-5518 Glories ofThe German Renaissanceentation. With Artistic Directorjohnmark.missio@tcdsb.orgin October, followed by High MassPatrick Huang, this SATB chorusFor Christmas Day, a reconstructionwww.smcs.on.caof December 25 in papal Rome,WholeNote CANARY PAGES WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COM M AY 2007

accompanied by period brass andorgan. In March, the choir will performthe Rachmaninoff Vespers,and in May another reconstruction,Music of The Chapel Royal, withevensong for Charles I, accompaniedby organ and a consort of viols.Rehearsals are at Trinity College,UofT, Wednesday evenings.416.-286-9798www.tallischoir.comTAPESTRY CHAMBER CHOIRCelebrating 20 years in 2008, weoffer.varied choral repertoire in ourthree-concert season in the Newmarket-Auroraarea. Under the directionof Andrew SlonetskyB.Mus. B.Ed. ARCT, Tapestry aspiresto create "weavings of song"with rich colours and textures, whileremaining free to explore the artistryof any composer of any period.Although most of the repertoire is acappella, Tapestry welcomes opportunitiesto perform with instrumentalists.Concerts and rehearsals areheld in St. Andrew's PresbyterianChurch, Newmarket. To becomeone of the threads in our choral tapestry,please contact us.905-836-8589tapestrychoir@sympatico.cawww.tapestrychoir.caTORONTO CHAMBER CHOIRWe are a 40-voice early-music choirrehearsing in St. Patrick's churchhall at Dundas and Mccaul Sreetson Monday evenings 7:30-lOpm.Our subscription season featuresfour concerts of Baroque, Renaissanceand medieval music. OurMusic Director is David Fallis, anexpert in early music. In 2007/08,our concerts include a German BaroqueChristmas, an English Tudorspring concert, and our ongoingBach Cantata series. We presentother concerts as part of our communityoutreach. Singers with goodsight reading ability and choral experiencemay request an auditionduring the season.Mary Ella Magill 416-763-5178magill@idirect.comwww.torontochamberchoir.caTORONTO CmLDREN's CONCERTCHOIR AND PERFORMING ARTsCoMPANY (TC3)An arts organization for youth aged7-18 in the GTA, TC3 's mission isto promote, develop and encourage ,the talents and gifts of youth in themusical arts through Inspirationalmusic ranging from Spirituals to HipMAY 2007Hop. Focusing on excellence, holisticdevelopment and world-classperformance, TC3 practices everyother Saturday in Scarborough, Ontariounder the direction of Rev.Denise Gillard. Prospective candidatesare those who have a positiveattitude, are drug free, have a willingnessto travel and a desire totouch lives. Auditions for 2007/08are September 7th and 8th.416-751-9970tc3_canada@hotmail.comwww.tc3.caToRONTO CmLDREN's CHORUSFounded by Jean Ashworth Bartle,stepping down at the end of June,the TCC is recognized as one of theworld's leading choirs offeringunique musical, educational and socialexperiences for children aged7-15. Newly-appointed Artistic Director,Elise Bradley (effective August16th) will lead the choir into its30th season. Comprised of the MainChoir and five Training Choirs, TCCpresents an annual subscription seriesin addition to guest performancesand international tours. It has producedmore than a dozen recordings.A west-end Training Choir is offeredfor children in Grades 3-6. To arrangean audition, please contact us.Carol Stairs 416-932-8666 x231info@torontochildrenschorus.comwww.torontochildrenschorus.comTORONTO CHORAL SOCIETYCoMMUNITY CHOIRFounded in 1845, the 130-membercommunity choir is a non-auditionedchoral group dedicated to enhancingthe community by providing anopportunity for enthusiastic choristersto perform contemporary andtraditional repertoire for Torontoaudiences. The choir is currentlyworking on their upcoming concert,featuring Brahm's Ein deutschesRequiem. This will be performedWednesday, May 16, 2007 atEastminsterUnited Church, 310 DanforthAvenue at 7:30pm. The choirrehearses once a week on Wednesdayevenings at Eastrninster UnitedChurch. Artistic Director, GeoffreyButler; Accompanist, WilliamO'Meara; Assistant Conductor, JennyCrober.416-410-3509contact@torontochoralsociety.orgwww.torontochoralsociety.orgTORONTO CHORISTERSBruce Snell directs this large, nonauditioned108-voice choir whichis now completing its 15th successfulseason. The choir consists mostlybut not entirely of retired teachersfrom Boards of Education in theToronto area. Community applicantsare welcome. Repertoire is varied,from classical to pop to modem. Rehearsalsare on Thursday afternoonsOctober through May. Because thechoir is so large, women wishing tojoin may be placed on a waiting list,but men will be accepted immediately.This year's spring concert ison Wednesday, May 23rd, 7:30pm,at Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate,Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough.Bruce Snell 416-487-27 42brucesnell@rogers.comTORONTO CLASSICAL SINGERSTCS is an auditioned choir that performschoral/orchestral classics.Conductor Jurgen Petrenko, foundingartistic director and CBC Radio2 producer, provides extensiveknowledge and infectious enthusiasm.Through 15 seasons the 100-voice choir has performed Bach,Haydn, Mozart, Saint-Saens, andVaughan Williams. This season'sthree concerts feature professionalguest soloists accompanied by theTalisker Players Orchestra. Worksinclude: Bach's Oratorio, Handel'sCoronation Ode, selections fromTheatre, June 3. Season includesconcerts marking Chanukah and theWarsaw Ghetto Uprising. Rehearsals:Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m.Winchevsky Centre, 585 CranbrookeAvenue (Bathurst-Lawrence).416-665-7766 x 224 {days)or MAss CHOIRThe Juno Award winning TorontoMass Choir is a not-for-profit organizationof35 singers and a five-pieceband established in 1988. The grouphas since taken its music ministryof praise and worship, Caribbeanfolk, reggae, jazz and traditionalGospel around the world with performancesthroughout Canada, theUnited States, the Caribbean andEurope. TM C's songs contain a lyricaltheme of praise, hope and encouragementthat is simple yet profound.Their clear message throughdynamic delivery makes TMC'smusic compelling. Members belongto various church denominations inthe Greater Toronto Area. Auditionstake place as required to fill vacanciesin the group.Karen Burke 905-794-1139info@tmc.cawww.tmc.caGilbert and Sullivan and Haydn's TORONTO MENDELSSOHN CHOIRCreation. Rehearsals on Mondays The TMC family is made up of the7:30-9:30pm, September-May, at 160-voice Toronto MendelssohnChrist Church Deer Park (Yonge Choir, the 70-voice Mendelssohnnorth of St. Clair). If you enjoy a Singers, and the 30-voice Toronto"big sing" we are for you! Mem- Mendelssohn Youth Choir. For 113bership by audition, reading skills. years, the TMC has been performimportant.416-443-1490torontoclassicalsinger@sympatico.cawww.torontoclassicalsingers.orgTORONTO JEWISH Fou CHOIRConducted by Alexander Veprinsky,accompanied by Lina Zemelman,the SATB choir was startedin 1925 by immigrant needle-tradeworkers. Its repertoire includesbeloved and contemporary musicin Yiddish, Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish,Russian, English and more. The 81 stspring concert features guests MarilynLerner & David Wall in an originalklezmer set, a 75th anniversarysalute to the late composer MiltonBarnes, Canadian premiere of theghetto cantata, Di Lererin Mire andtraditional favourites. Leah PoslunsWWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COMing Renaissance repertoire as wellas newly commissioned works andlarge scale symphonic choralworks. The TMC performs 30 concertsannually, including with theToronto Symphony Orchestra. TheConductor is Noel Edison, whoseElora Festival Singers form theTMC's professional core. Highlightsof the 2007/08 season include Orff'sCarmina Burana, Rachmaninoff'sVespers, Bach's Mass in B Minorand Messiah, and Haydn's Creation.Rehearsals are on Mondaysfrom 7:15-9:30pm at YorkminsterPark Baptist Church (Yonge at St.Clair). Auditions are held in June andSeptember.Kimber Jonah 416-598-0422 x24admin@tmchoir.orgwww.tmchoir.orgWholeNote CANARY PAGES

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