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Volume 14 - Issue 1 - September 2008

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24:J{ave you wanted to sing in a full-scale performanceof Messiah but needed a "refresher"? Have you everwanted to "try on" a choir experience before joining?Then we have a special offer just for you!\~C \ COUNTERPOINTC CHORALEWILLIAM WOLOSCHUK, Artistic Directorinvites you to join them for theirannual presentation of:sing-alongcJV/essiahGENERAL REHEARSALS TO THE PUBLIC:Tuesdays Sept. 23, Oct. 2 J and Nov. J 87:30- 9:15 pmSt. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave., TorontoCONCERT:Friday November 28, 2008 at 7:30 pmMetropolitan United Church56 Queen Street East, TorontoThis is a wonderful opportunity to participatewith Counterpoint Chorale, professionalsoloists and orchestra.For information go to www.counterpointchorale.comor call 416-253-4674Etobicoke Centennial Choir's 42nd Seasonc8c/\AETOBICOKECENTE[OCHOIROur new Music Director Henry Renglich has planned aterrific programme that has something for everyone.Henry comes to the choir with a wealth of knowledge,experience and enthusiasm, and we look forward tobringing you a season of delightful choral music.A Canadian Christmas (Carols New & Olde)Friday December 12 and Saturday December 13 at 7:30 pmThis concert highlights some of Canada's best loved composersand arrangers, including Healey Willan and Donald Patriquin amongothers, in new and classic Christmas carols and songs. This concertwill also feature a tribute to Barry Gosse, Musical Director of theECC from 1968 - 1988, in his setting of the Barnyard Carols.Requiem (Sacred Masterworks)Saturday March 21, 2009 at 7:30 pmHere we feature the sublime and ethereal Requiem by GabrielFaure, Leonard Bernstein's energetic and moving ChichesterPsalms, Gustav Holst's magnificent setting of the Hymns from theRig Veda, as well as Mozart's passionate and uplifting VesperaeSolennes de Confessore.Love Songs for Springtime (Brahms to Broadway)Saturday May 30 2009 at 7:30 pmFrom the charmingly playful Liebslieder Op.56, by JohannesBrahms, through the tongue-in-cheek Love Songs for Springtime byPaul Halley, the rich arrangements of classic Canadian folk songsby Donald Patriquin, and a selection of favourites from Americanpopular song, this evening of song is sure to amuse and inspire.For more information about the Choir (history, membership,concert locations etc.) we invite you to visit our website or call 416-253-0214Choral SceneSavouring the First Fruits!Jy ml BuellPeople of all ages with "choir in theblood" feel September coming with a kindof giddy feeling, much like "back toschool"-making sure you have yourbinder, your pencils, and those all-importantright shoes. Those certain clothes ...Are they all ready to go?There's delight and desperation in anticipatingwhat's going to be in those folderswaiting to be handed out. You set outresolved to do a better job this year managingschedule and homework.Fortunately the choral concert seasontakes off gradually. But there are alwaysElin Osk Oskarsdottira few shiny early September apples.Collaborations involving choral music in the early autumn usuallymean that some folks worked very hard in the late spring, and probablyalso gave up some of the late summer to rehearse - you don't learn Mahler'sSymphony No. 3 in D minor overnight! The Toronto Children'sChorus, the women of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and mezzosopranoSusan Platts join forces with the Toronto Symphony OrchestraSeptember 17, 18 and 20 in this magnificent major work that celebratesnature and all creation.Canadian choirs travel all over the world. In turn we enjoy the privilegeof hosting visiting choirs. Choir administrators, and the families whovolunteer for billeting when these exchanges happen, will tell you that it'sa bit like playing the lottery - they're coming when?!!! Sometimes everyonegets lucky, audiences included. What better time to visit Torontothan September, when we are not yet drowning in a wealth of choralconcert offerings, and we often have some of our most beautiful weather!The Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir's "An Evening of Song- NosonO Gan" features the Llanelli Male Choir on tour from Bynea, Wales(September 20). The 65-voice Hafnarfjordur Opera Choir from Icelandwill breathe new life into the newly refurbished Mazzoleni ConcertHall at the Royal Conservatory with "music from the land of ice andfire" under founder, director, and principal soloist Elin Osk Oskarsdottir,herself an opera singer (September 28).Our fine church choirs offer wonderful music as part of the ongoingfabric of their community life, often asking only a freewill offering:Choral Evensong at St. Olave's Anglican Church (September 21) and100 Years of Great Music at St. Anne's Anglican Church (September28), are just a couple of examples. And as we slip into the month of October,Yorkminster Park Baptist Church offers us Masterworks of theFrench Romantic (October 3): a programme which features the FaureRequiem in D minor, with William Maddox at the organ. It's the bestknown of Faure's large works - the beautiful soprano aria Pie Jesu isoften performed as a solo.Finally, launching a a new book - Elmer lseler: Choral Visionary byWalter Pittman - the Elmer Iseler Singers are off to a fast start, September21, before heading up to Barrie for a concert at the Colours ofMusic festival on September 27, A Celebration of Howard Cable incollaboration with True North Brass.Geo~ /& Co. LimitedCONSER VATORS & PURVEYORS201 Church St., Toronto. ON. M58 IY7 Email: ghcl@idirect.comTel: 416·363-0093 • Fax: 416-161-0051www.georgeheinl.comCanada,s foremost violin experts.Proud of our heritage. Excited about the future.WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM SEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 7 2008

Expect Jomething different ...2008 - 2009 SeasonThe Houses Stand Not Far ApartSaturday, November 1, 2008, 7:30 p.m.Metropolitan United ChurchEstacio - THE HOUSES STANDNOT FAR APARTJ Willcocks - LUX PERPETUASir David Willcocks, guest conductorChorus Niagara; Talisker PlayersSir David WillcocksPerformance generously sponsored by Th e Jackman Foundation.Sir David Willcocks' appearance sponsored by Partridge Wealth Management.A CkilA'-s Ckvfa-tmA-s iK 0)Ale:sWednesday, December 17, 2008, 7:30 p.m .Eglinton St. George's United ChurchCanadian theatrical icon Gordon Pinsentnarrates the Dylan Thomas classicGord on PinsentP(L}t1ion and ~urrectionSunday, March 29, 2009, 3:30 p.m. St. Mary MagdaleneMoody - PASSION & RESURRECTIONTalisker PlayersChoral CountdownSaturday, May 9, 2009, 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Deer ParkA medley of choral favourites chosen by choir and audienceTo AUDITION for the 2008-2009 season,please call Helen at 416 251-3803Single tickets: ; senior; studentSeason subscriptions: 2; senior; studentFor tickets or more information, please contact us at:416-530-4428; orpheuschoir@sympatico.caor visit our website: www.orpheuschoirtoronto.comRobert Cooper, artistic director • Edward Moroney, accompanistto rontda rtsbou n ci IAn arm 's length body o f t h e City of Toronto~t 7-~rb'toRoNto · ,. Professional SingingCHamBeR O rt "t"cHorR ppo uni 1es~.The Toronto Chamber Choir will beholding auditions for the following paid positions:Section-Leader: TenorSection-Leader: BassTo arrange an audition , please contact the Music Director,Mark Vuorinen at: mark.vuorinen@utoronto.caVisit us at: www.torontochamberchoir.caSEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 7 2008W WW. TH EWHO LEN OTE. COM

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