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Volume 13 - Issue 8 - May 2008

Includes the 2008 Canary Pages

... 1: CONCERTS: Toronto

... 1: CONCERTS: Toronto and GTA- 8:00: Civic Light Opera Company. Kismet.Run continues. See music theatrelistings.- 8:00: Dancemakers. Melanie Demers. SeeMay 22.- 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. NorthMeets South. Contemporary American & Canadianchoral music including works by Barber,Whitacre & Rolfe. John Tuttle, conductor.Saint Thomas's Anglican Church, 383 HuronSt. 416-971-9229. ; 1sr); 1st).- 8:00: Soundstreams I soundaXis. CoolDrummings: Minimalist Classics. Riley: InC; Cage: Amores; Reich: Proverb; & otherworks. Nexus percussion ensemble;guests: Patricia O'Callaghan & SubaSankaran, vocals; Adrienne Clarkson,reader. Walter Hall, Edward JohnsonBuilding, 80 Queen's Park. 416-504-1282.-.- 8:00: Univox Choir Toronto. The MerryMonth of May. Jensen: Tryptich; English madrigals.Dallas Bergen, director. RunnymedeUnited Church, 432 RunnymedeRd. 416-697 -9561. ; Olsr/st).Saturday May 24- 1 :DO: Metropolitan United Church. InConcert. Metropolitan Silver Band; PatriciaWright, organ. 56 Queen St. E. 416-363·0331 x26 Donations accepted.- 2:00: Toronto All-Star Big Band.Howard Cable: Memories of the Big Band Erain Toronto. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts,27 Front Street East. 416-366- 7723. .- 3:00: Soundstreams I soundaXis. CoolDrummings: Wired Percussion. Wallin: Stonewave;Cage: Credo in Us; works by Stockhausen,Saariaho, Holbrook, Wilson & Staniland.Toca Loca, Aiyun Huang, McGill PercussionEnsemble. Edward Johnson Building, 80Queen's Park. 416-504-1282. -.- 7:00: Viva! Youth Singers. Blue GreenHills of Earth. Music by Alice Ho, based onpoetry by VIVA! Choristers. Guest: Kenny Kirkwood,soprano saxophone. Trinity-St. Paul'sCentre, 427 Bloor St. West. 416- 788-8284.- 7:30: Brampton Folk Club. BramptonFolk Club Annual Showcase Concert. SandersonHall, St. Paul's United Church, 30 MainSt. South, Brampton. 647-233-3655.; O(sr/st).- 7:30: Cantabile Chorale of York Region.Gala Concert. Guests: CantabileChorale Alumni; Daniel Lichti, baritone;Lorna Richardson, accompanist; RobertRichardson, conductor. Thornhill PresbyterianChurch, 271 Centre St. Thornhill.905-731-8318. ; (12 & under).- 7:30: East York Choir. Latin & Jazz.Choral & instrumental Latin American &jazz selections. Guests: Cassava LatinRhythms; Rob Glutton, bassist. JennyGrober, artistic director; Elizabeth Acker,accompanist. Eastminster United Church,310 Danforth Ave. 416-463-8225. ;$ l 5(sr); $ lO(st).- 7:30: Oakville Children's Choir. Songsof the Earth/This We Know. Guests: KanataNative Dance Theatre; Sarah Morrison, artisticdirector. Clear View Christian ReformedChurch, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Dakville.905-337-7104. ; (sr/under 12).- 7:30: Samantha Taylor & Marney Curran.In Recital. Works by Mozart, Schubert,Quilter, Beckwith, Raminsh & others. SamanthaTaylor, soprano; Marney Curran, piano.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.,905-853-8660. .- 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.light Classics Saturday· Gomyo Plays Mendelssohn.Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Mendelssohn:Violin Concerto; Grieg: HolbergSuite. Karen Gomyo, violin; Kwame Ryan,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 SimcoeSt. 416-593-4828. -.MAY 23, 2008"OH BRAVE NEW WORLD THAT HAS SUCH PEOPLE IN'T!"Is there a contemporary North American choral style?Join us as we explore the realm of choral music north andsouth of the 49th parallel. Exultate will survey contem -porary composers from Canada and the United States,including works by Samuel Barber, Eric Whitacre andJames Rolfe.FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008 AT 8:00 P.M.SAINT THOMAS'S ANGLICAN CHURCH383 HU RON STREET, TO RO NTOpresentsBlue Green Hills of Eartha concert to celebrate the beauty of ourworld with music by Alice Ho, speciallycommissioned for VIVA!, based on poetryby VIVA! Choristers. With guest KennyKirkwood, soprano saxophoneSaturday May 24, 2008, 7:00pmTrinity-St. Paul's Centre427 Bloor St. WestDo you love to sing?Auditions for our fun and innovative choralprograms for children and youth ages 4-25 will beSaturday, May 31, 2008Carol Woodward Ratzlaff and Brad RatzlaffArtistic DirectorsSusan Suchard and Laura MenardConductorsContact Sue White for more information38 WWW,THEWHOLENOTE,COM

In ecilalamantharwayfm~OPRANO111arn11 Cu1ran,PIA!IOSaturday,May 247:30 pm • ."_uChrist Church Deer Park1570 Yonge St. (St. Clair & Yonge)Tickets: :00 905-853-8660strecital@rogers.com- 7:30: Opera by Request. Donizetti: DonPasquale. Raymond Accolas, bass; Tsu·Ching Yu, soprano; Stephen Targett, bari·tone; Bud Roach, tenor; WilliamShookhoff, pianist & music director. Col·lege Street United Church, 454 College St.416-832-7891. ; (sr/st).- 8:00: Dancemakers. Melanie Demers. SeeMay 22.- 8:00: Guitar Society of Toronto. legen·dary Jazz Guitarists. Bucky Pizzarelli & GeneBertoncini, guitar. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazel·ton Ave. 416·922-8002. .- 8:00: Small World Music. Sixth AnnualSouth Asian Music Series. Gundecha Broth·IOakv;..U.e ""'Cnildrr.n's ('1olrThe OakvilleChildren'sChoirIN CONCERTMay 24, 2008 7:30 p.m.Songs of the EarthAuditions for2008 - 2009 will beMay 9 &10, 2008If you have a child who wouldlike to sing with the OCC,call (905) 337 - 7104AUDITIONSwww.oakvillechildrenschoir.orgers, vocalists. Enwave Theatre, 231 QueensQuay W. 416-973-4000. ; (advance).- 8:00: Soundstreams I soundaXis. CoolDrummings: World Beats. Evergreen ClubContemporary Gamelan with Nano Suratno;Maryam Hassan Toller, Suba Sankaran,Yamoussa Bangoura, Jennifer Moore, vocalists;Sal Ferreras, Bill Brennan, percussion.Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park.416-504-1282. -.Sunday May 25- 2:00: Metropolitan United Church.Mayhem! Metropolitan Choir & Silver Band.56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. Dona·tions accepted.- 2:00: Music Gallery. Priangan: Abode ofthe Spirits. Gamelan concert, workshop &Salametan nganamaan (naming ceremony).197 John St. 416-204-1080. Free.- 2:00: ROM. Sunday Concert· Hong Xu,pianist. 100 Queen's Park. 416-586-8000.; (sr/st w ID); (5-14); free (mem·bers + 4 and under). Includes access to allgalleries and exhibitions.- 2:00: Shevchenko Ensemble. MusicalJourney from Ukraine to Canada. Choir, man·dolin orchestra, dancers. Leah Posluns Thea·tre, 4588 Bathurst St ., 416-533-2725. ;(sr/st); (child).- 2:30: Kingsway Conservatory of Mu·sic. Celebrating Our Planet. Kingsway Children'sChoir & others. Etobicoke CollegiateAuditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd. 416-234-0121.- 3:00: Hannaford Street Silver Band.Making Overtures. Cable: Georgian Bay Reflections;Mozart: Overture to the Marriage ofFigaro; Berlioz: Corsair; Cimarosa: Impresario.nte: 6AST yoR.K Cl-tOIR. ]'Yt.Sel'\,t.SJba f!n & Jazz ~May 24th 2pmst. Lawrence Centre(416) 366-7723Choral and ins/n1111 en1al Lalin ,l111erican wuljazz selectionsGuest: James Campbell, clarinet; Alain Trudel.conductor. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Law·rence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front StreetEast. 416-366· 7723. ; ; .- 3:00: High Park Choirs.21 st AnnualSpring Concert. Zimfira Poloz, Margaret Stan·field, Marina Filippova, conductors; SheldonRose, piano. St. Anne's Anglican Church, 270Gladstone Ave. 416· 762-0657. $ 20; 1ch/st/sn).- 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Dance Capitalsof the World· St. Petersburg. An exploration ofmusic and dance from five diverse culturalcapitals. Works by Tchaikovsky & Glazunov.Pro Arte Danza; Amanda Goodburn, violin;Errol Gay, conductor. George Weston RecitalHall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 YongeSt. 416-872- 1111. ; 1sr/st).- 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.light Classics Sunday- Gomyo Plays Men·delssohn. See May 24.- 3:00: Windermere String Quartet. Af·ternoon of Classical Ouartets. M. Haydn: Quartetin B flat. Perger 125; Beethoven: Quartetin a, Op. 132; other works. St. Dlave's AnglicanChurch, 360 Windermere Ave. 416· 769·7054. ; .- 4:00: Celebration Choir& Vocal Musa·ic. In Concert. International folksongs & popu·lar standards. D.J. Clary & Juha Tikkanen,accompanists; Linda Eyman, director. Trinity·St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor St. W.416-455-9238. ; (st/sr); (family).-4:00: St. James' Cathedral. TwilightRecital Series. Rachel Mahon, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865. Free.- 4:00: St. Philip's Anglican Church. JazzVespers. Reg Schwager Quartet. 25 St. Phil·lips Rd. 416-247-5181. PWYC.- 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. JauVespers: The Mark Eisenman Trio. MarkEisenman, piano; Steve Wallace, bass;John Sumner, drums. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free !donations welcomed).- 5:00: Czech Community Concerts. InRecital. Works by Mozart, Suchan,www.operabyrequest.cainfo: 416-832-7891The High Park ChoirsNothing but Blue Skies2lst Annual Spring ConcertSunday May 25, 3:00 pmSt. Anne's Anglican Church270 Gladstone Avenue (near Dufferin & Dundas)FeaturingOur five choir divisions - choristers ages 5 to 18Zimfira Poloz, Artistic Director & ConductorMargaret Stanfield & Marina Filippova, ConductorsSheldon Rose, PianoTickets available at the door adults, children/students/seniorsCassava Latin Rhylhms(Rodrigo C havez. Artistic Director)Roh Clutlon, Jazz BassistArtistic Director: .Jenny Crobcr Accompanist: F:lizabclh AckerSATURDAY, MAY 24, 2008, 7:30 pm1:aslminstcr Un ited C hurch, 310 Danforth Ave.Ticli.ef&: S20 SIS (Sr.) (St.) 416-463-8225 @lfe.l .Jl.•cll••Call (416) 762-0657Email info@highparkchoirs.org~-=--- d__ff!¥1( Visit www.highparkchoirs.org1 \,1: .-f~h P-,r.(. (hdir.: .:f T11r1 ~t1cWWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM 39

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