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Volume 17 Issue 3 - November 2011

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String Quartets Op.33

String Quartets Op.33 Nos.1–6. AisslinnNosky, Julia Wedman, violin; Patrick Jordan,viola; Margaret Gay, cello. Heliconian Club, 35Hazelton Ave. 416-463-2154. –; –(sr); –(st/arts worker).Elmer Iseler SingersLydia Adams, ConductorKing James& ShakespearevsAlbert Schultz of Soulpepperwill give us the scoop!Friday, Nov. 25, 8:00 pmYoung Centrefor the Performing Arts55 Mill Street, Building 49at the Distillery District• 8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers/Young Centrefor the Performing Arts. King James Bibleand Shakespeare! Lydia Adams, conductor;guests: Gene DiNovi, piano; Dave Young, bass;Albert Schultz, narrator. 55 Mill St., Bldg.49. 416-217-0537. –; –(sr);–(st).• 8:00: Gallery 345. The Music of George Enescu.Ilya Poletaev, piano; Axel Strauss, violin.345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ;(sr); (st).• 8:00: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Michael James: Remembrance.100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747.(reserved); ; (st/industry with ID).• 8:00: Living Arts Centre. Czech Boys Choir:Joy to the World. Classical Czech music andChristmas songs. Jakub Martinec, director.Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 LivingArts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or1-888-805-8888. and up; and up(12and under).• 8:00: Markham Theatre. Yamato: TheDrummers of Japan – Gamashura: The Beatof Courage. Japanese taiko group. 171 TownCentre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469 or1-866-768-8801. –; (st). Also NovA. Concerts in the GTA26(mat and eve).• 8:00: Masterworks of Oakville Chorusand Orchestra. Messiah. Handel. AshleighSemkiw, soprano; Mia Lennox-Williams, mezzo;Christopher Fischer, tenor; Kevin McMillan,bass. St. Andrew Catholic Church, 47 ReynoldsSt., Oakville. 905-399-9732. Also Nov 26, Nov27(mat). ; (st/child).• 8:00: Meadowvale Theatre. Hairspray.See Nov 18.• 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Rain: A Tributeto the Beatles. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260King St. W. 416-872-1212. –. Also Nov26, 27(mat and eve).• 8:00: Neapolitan Connection Concert Series.Romantic Music Tryst with Liszt: Applauding200 years of Franz Liszt’s music. Guests:Angela Park, piano; Rachel Mercer, cello; EveRachel McLeod, soprano. Toronto Centre forthe Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787.–.• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Orchestra Series:Royal Conservatory Orchestra with UriMayer, conductor. Bernstein: Fancy Free Suite;Chausson: Poème for Violin and Orchestra;Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.• 8:00: Small World Music/Montreal’s ArabicMusic Festival. Naseer Shama & the MagnificentStrings. Oud, sitar and flamenco guitar.Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.416-536-5439. –.• 8:00: Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions.Joseph and the Amazing TechnicolorDreamcoat. See Nov 24.• 8:00: Tilman Lewis and Julie Lassonde.Free Bach. Bach: Unaccompanied Cello SuiteNo.1 in G; and related improvisations for celloand movement. Tilman Lewis, cello; Julie Lassonde,corporeal mime. Hub 14, 14 MarkhamSt. 416-778-0824. ; (st/low income).• 8:00: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. Jon BrooksCD Release: Delicate Cages. Jon Brooks, singersongwriter.Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 BloorSt. W. 416-961-1040 or 1-877-944-5144./(adv); (adv, includes CD).Saturday November 26• 1:00: Small World Music/EarthworksCommunity Music. Celebrate! Holidays of theGlobal Village with Chris McKhool & Friends.Celebration of multi-cultural mosaic. Guests:Ernie and Maryem Tollar; Suba Sankaran;Shannon Thunderbird; Jordan Klapman; AvivaChernick; members of Sultans of String. Trinity-St.Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-536-5439. Free.• 1:30: Kingsway BIA. Caroling on the Kingsway:Annual Out of the Cold Christmas Concertand Fundraiser. Featuring highlights fromHandel’s Messiah. Massed choir, soloists, orchestra;Kingsway Conservatory Choir; ElginString Ensemble; Shawn Grenke, conductor;Ruth Watson-Henderson, accompanist. OurLady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W.416-233-1125. Freewill offering.• 2:00 and 7:00: Aurora Performing ArtsGroup. A Christmas Carol, the Broadway Musical.See Nov 25.• 2:00 and 7:30: Dancap Productions. TheAddams Family Musical. See Nov 16.• 2:00 and 8:00: Markham Theatre. Yamato:The Drummers of Japan – Gamashura: The Beatof Courage. See Nov 25 at 8:00.• 2:00 and 7:30: Marquee Productions.Aladdin. See Nov 24.• 2:00 and 8:00: Meadowvale Theatre. Hairspray.See Nov 18.• 2:00 and 8:00: Mirvish Productions. Rain:A Tribute to the Beatles. See Nov 25.• 2:00: Steppin’ Out Theatrical Productions.Joseph and the Amazing TechnicolorDreamcoat. See Nov 24. For this performanceonly, a pre-show reception and opportunity tomeet the cast, in support of the Eating Disordersof York Region. See Section D, “The ET-Ceteras” under Galas & Fundraisers.• 2:30: Saint Paul’s United Church LongBranch. Ninth Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration.Music, dance, traditions and refreshmentsfrom England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.Jennifer Potter, soprano; Anne-Katherince Dionne,accompanist; Jacqueline Smith, dancer;Jim Thomson, piper; Variante Harp & FluteDuo; Gin Lane Celtic Band; and others. TheVillage Voices, directed by Joan Andrews, presents excerpts fromHandel’s Oratorio, Messiah, with soloists from the choir and membersof Markham’s Kindred Spirits Orchestra. The second half of theprogram will feature a selection of seasonal music and of course ourever popular audience sing-along.Saturday November 26, 2011, 7:30 pmSt. Andrews Presbyterian Church,143 Main Street North (east side) Markham. Seniors/Students . Children 12 and under free.At the door or call 905.294.868740 thewholenote.comNovember 1 – December 7, 2011

Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith ParkDr. 416-259-6541. (only in adv).• 7:30: Cantemus Singers. Nowell Sing We.Telemann: Magnificat in G; selected renaissancecarols and motets. Michael Erdman, director;guest: Community Baroque Orchestraof Toronto. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 TrinitySq. 416-578-6602. ; (sr/st).• 7:30: Oakham House Choir of RyersonUniversity/Toronto Sinfonietta. A GloriousEnglish Christmas. Rutter: Gloria; Vaughan Williams:Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Holst: St.Paul’s Suite. Matthew Cassils, baritone; MatthewJaskiewicz, music director. Christ ChurchDeer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-960-5551./(adv); (st).• 7:30: Opera by Request. Saint of BleeckerStreet. Menotti. Canadian premiere. DeenaNicklefork, soprano (Annina); Avery Krisman,tenor (Michele); Monica Zerbe, mezzo (Desideria);Tammy Short, soprano (Carmela); MarieFranceschini, soprano (Maria Corona); and others;University of Toronto Scarborough ConcertChoir; Ensemble Tryptych Chamber Choir; WilliamShookhoff, piano and music director; LenardWhiting, choral director/conductor. TrinityPresbyterian York Mills, 2737 Bayview Ave.416-455-2365. /(adv); (UTSC st).• 7:30: St. Anne’s Choir and Orchestra.Bach Evening Prayer. Bach: Cantata No.36“Schwingt Freude Euch Empor.” St. Anne’s AnglicanChurch, 270 Gladstone Ave. 416-922-4415. Free, donations welcome.• 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. BeautyVoiced – Sounds of Yule. Williamson: The Worldat The Manger: A Christmas Cantata; Rutter:selection of carols; music from the film“Home Alone.” Mervin Fick, conductor. KingstonRoad United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.Jubilatesingersjubilate singers.ca416-778-0949. ; (youth 7–18); free(6and under).• 7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. ClassicalSpotlight. Haydn: Symphony No.199 inG “Military”; Beethoven: Romance No.2 in F;Piano Concerto No.1; Cimarosa: Overture to Ilmaestro cappella; Mozart: “Porgi Amore” fromLe nozze di Figaro; Adagio for English Horn andStrings; and other works. Layla Claire, soprano;Cary Ebli, English horn; Mark Djokic, violin;Alexander Seredenko, piano; Edwin Outwater,conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.416-593-4828 or 416-593-0688(Chinese).–. Also Nov. 27(mat)• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. World Music Visitor: Pura Fé, vocals.First Nations contemporary music. In concertwith student performers. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. Free.• 7:30: Village Voices. ‘tis the Season.Handel: Messiah (excerpts); seasonal musicand sing-along carols. Choir soloists; membersof Kindred Spirits Orchestra; Joan Andrews, director.St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 143Main St. N., Markham. 905-294-8687. ;(sr/st); free(12 and under).• 7:30: Vocal Horizons Chamber Choir. ChoralPassions. Sacred and secular selections,and songs from Broadway. St. John’s UnitedChurch, 2 Norbert Rd., Scarborough. 416-491-1224. .• 7:30: York University Department ofMusic. York U Gospel Choir. See Nov 25.• 8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Christina Smith andJean Hewson. Traditional folk music from Newfoundland.St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512Kingston Rd. 416-264-2235. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: Arraymusic. Array Session #10: AnImprov Concert. An evening of improvisationalmusic. Array Space, 218 – 60 Atlantic Ave.416-532-3019. Free; pwyc.• 8:00: Bell’Arte Singers. Ways of Remembering.Daley: Requiem; Raminsh: Ave Verumcorpus; settings of McCrae’s “In FlandersFields” and seasonal music. Gerard Yun, conductor.Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525Bloor St. W. 416-269-5044. ; (sr).• 8:00: Canadian Sinfonietta. Octet PlusOne. Mozart: Divertimento No.1 in D K136;Canadian SinfoniettaOCTET PLUS 1Mozart | Chopin | MendelssohnAlexander Tselyakov,pianoNovember 26 8 PMGlenn Gould Studiowww.canadiansinfonietta.com416 872-4255A GLORIOUSENGLISH CHRISTMASJohn Rutter - GloriaRalph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Christmas CarolsGustav Holst - St. Paul’s SuiteOakham House Choir of Ryerson UniversityToronto SinfoniettaMatthew Jaskiewicz - Music DirectorMatthew Cassils - BaritoneSaturday, November 26, 2011 7:30 pm Christ Church Deer Park1570 Yonge Street, Toronto (Two blocks north of St. Clair)Tickets ; in advance; students - Call 416-960-5551AROUNDtheIsabel BernausconductorSherry SquiresaccompanistMediterraneanCalvin Presbyterian Church26 Delisle Avenue( 1 block north of St. Clair, west off Yonge)Saturday Nov. 26, 8 pmTickets: 416-536-5750, at the door, or adults, seniors, studentsJubilate Singers gratefully acknowledgesthe support of its sponsorswith special guestMaryem Tollarand ensembleNovember 1 – December 7, 2011 41

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