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Volume 17 Issue 3 - November 2011

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Music TORONTOST. LAWRENCEQUARTETThursdayDec. 1 at 8 pmElmer Iseler SingersLydia Adams, ConductorMessiahHandel’sFriday, Dec. 2, .8:00 pmMetropolitan United Church56 Queen Street E.SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS:The Amadeus ChoirLeslie FaganMia Lennox-WilliamsGraham ThomsonPeter McGillivrayPatricia Wright, OrganistRobert Venables andRobert Di Vito, TrumpetsAnd OrchestraA. Concerts in the GTA(st; accompanying adult half price); payyour-age(ages18–35; plus facility and handlingfee).• 8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Splendour: TheGolden Age of Dresden. Zelenka: Hypochondria;Vivaldi: Concerto for oboe in C Op.8 No.12RV449; Fasch: Ouverture in g for three oboes,bassoon and strings; Pisendel: Concerto forviolin in D; Telemann: Ouverture in B-flat forthree oboes, bassoon and strings. FeaturingChristopher Verrette, violin; guest: AlfredoBernardini, oboe and director. Trinity-St. Paul’sCentre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. –; –(sr); –(30 and under).Also Dec 2, 3, 4(mat).• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. RussianGems. See Nov 30.Friday December 02• 6:00: VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto. ACanadian Christmas Concert. Mozart. Works byBritten, Chilcott, Sirett and Anderson. NorthToronto Collegiate Institute, 17 Broadway Ave.416-788-8482. ; (sr/st).• 7:30: Royal Conservatory. The MagicFlute. Mozart. An abridged version performedwww.eveegoyan.comby students of the Glenn Gould School’s vocalprogram. Brent Krysa, stage director; PeterTiefenbach, music director. Mazzoleni ConcertHall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .50.Also Dec 3.• 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Opera Series: La Voix Humaine & LesMamelles de Tirésias. See Dec 1.• 8:00: Civic Light Opera. White Christmas.See Nov 30.• 8:00: County Town Singers. Cool Yule.Festive songs. Simcoe Street United Church,66 Simcoe St., Oshawa. 905-668-5469 or905-509-4111. ; (sr/st); (under 12).Also Dec 3.• 8:00: Earwitness Productions. CD Release:Returnings. Works by Ann Southam forsolo piano. Returnings II: A Meditation (worldpremiere); Qualities of Consonance (Torontopremiere); Returnings I (Toronto premiere).Eve Egoyan, piano. Glenn Gould Studio, 250Front St. W. 416-872-4255. ; (sr/st/arts worker).• 8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Messiah. WithAmadeus Choir; soloists and orchestra; guests:Leslie Fagan, soprano; Mia Lennox-Williams,mezzo; Graham Thomson, tenor; Peter McGillivray,bass; Lydia Adams, conductor; PatriciaEve Egoyan “RETURNINGS” CD launchWorld Première Recordings of works byANN SOUTHAMPERFORMANCES OFReturnings II: a meditation WORLD PREMIÈREQualities of Consonance & Returnings I TORONTO PREMIÈRESDecember 2, 2011 at 8 pm / Glenn Gould Studio, TorontoANN SOUTHAMWright, organ; and others. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. –; –(sr); –(st).• 8:00: Gallery 345. Alejandro Vela, pianoand Theresa Rudolph, viola. Works by Zyman,Schumann and Franck. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr); (st).• 8:00: Hart House. Hairspray – The BroadwayMusical. See Dec 1.• 8:00: Markham Theatre. Jazz Divas: Emilie-Claire Barlow – Winter Wonderland. Jazz vocalistBarlow performs her arrangements of holidaysongs. Guest: Brandi Disterheft, bass. 171Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469or 1-866-768-8801. –.• 8:00: Rose Theatre. Quartetto Gelato. Classicalmasterworks, operatic arias, tangos,gypsy and folk songs. 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton.905-874-2800. –.• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. Steven Isserlis,YOUTH SINGERS OF TORONTOpresentA CanadianChristmas ConcertIncluding works byMark SirettJohn GovedasBob AndersonPerformances by singersages 4 to 24 from ourfive choirsFriday, December 2ndat 6:30 p.m.North TorontoCollegiate InstituteTickets: /Adults/Students & Seniorswww.vivayouthsingers.cominfo@vivayouthsingers.com416-788-VIVA(8482)44 thewholenote.comNovember 1 – December 7, 2011

cello and Connie Shih, piano. Mendelssohn: CelloSonata No.1 in B-flat Op.45; Liszt: Romanceoubliée S527; Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth S283;Franck: Cello Sonata in A; Adès: Lieux retrouvés(Canadian premiere). Koerner Hall, 273Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. and up.THE EAST YORK CHOIRpresentsWinter SolsticeA seasonal celebration of our25th Anniversary, featuring aStephen Hatfield world premiereJenny Crober, ARTISTIC DIRECTORElizabeth Acker,ACCOMPANIST*With special guests:Stephanie Piercey-Beames, sopranoLes Allt, flute, tin whistle, Irish fluteCharlie Roby, guitar, mandolinRay Dillard, percussionWendy Solomon, celloSat., Dec. 3, 20117:30 pmEastminster United Church310 Danforth Ave., Toronto(1 block W. of Chester subway); (Sr); (St)• 8:00: Tafelmusik. Baroque Splendour: TheGolden Age of Dresden. See Dec 1.Saturday December 03• 2:00 and 8:00: Hart House. Hairspray – TheBroadway Musical. See Dec 1.• 2:00 and 8:00: Mississauga FestivalChoir. And on Earth Peace! RBC Theatre, LivingArts Centre, 1141 Living Arts Centre Dr.,Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ; (sr/st);(under 12).• 2:30: Tyndale University College & Seminary.Christmas in the Chapel. Elora FestivalSingers, Noel Edison, contuctor. Morrow ParkChapel, 3377 Bayview Ave. 416-226-6620x6721. .• 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz Vespers:Bliss. Carolyn T Band. St. Aidans on the Beach,60 Silverbirch Ave. 416-691-8082. Freewill offering.Proceeds to Beach United Church.• 6:30: Lawrence Park Community Church.MegaCity Chorus Christmas Concert. Seasonalmusic, holiday auction and festive food. 2180Bayview Ave. 416-489-1551. ; (st).• 7:00: Newtonbrook United Church. InThe Christmas Spirit. Music and readings. TorontoFrench Montessori School Choir; SenecaHill Public School Choir; Newtonbrook UnitedChurch Chancel Choir; East York Brass andWoodwinds; Taylor Sullivan, music director.53 Cummer Ave. 416-222-5417. ; (under12).• 7:30: East York Choir. Winter Solstice: Seasonal25th Anniversary Celebration. Hatfield:world premiere. Guests: Stephanie Piercey-Beames, soprano; Ray Dillard, percussion; LesAllt, flute/tin whistle/Irish flute; Charlie Roby,guitar and mandolin; Wendy Solomon, cello;Jenny Crober, director; Elizabeth Acker, accompanist.Eastminister United Church, 310Danforth Ave. 647-260-0740. ; (sr);(st). Reception to follow.• 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. SacredTraditions. Handel: Messiah (selections);Christmas carols. Brenna Conrad, soprano;Karen Scovill, alto; John Barber, tenor; DavidYung, baritone; Sneak Peak Orchestra; HenryRenglich, conductor; guest: Thomas StreetMiddle School Choir. Humber Valley UnitedChurch, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. .• 7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Britten: SaintNicolas. Also S. Martin: Winter Nights(world premiere); and traditional carols.James McLean, tenor; Pax Christi YouthETOBICOKE CENTENNIAL CHOIRHenry Renglich, Music DirectorSACRED TRADITIONSSelections from Handel’s Messiah and favourite Christmas carols§ Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm §MESSIAH SING-ALONG§ Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm §Join the choir in singing the choruses from this timeless masterpiecePax Christi Chorale25 TH AnniversarySeason2011-2012Pax Christi Chorale: Stephanie Martin, Artistic DirectorDaniel Norman, Assistant ConductorPax Christi Youth Choir: Lynn Janes, ConductorBruce Kirkpatrick Hill, AccompanistSAINT NICOLAS - BENJAMIN BRITTENWorld premiere ofWINTER NIGHTS - STEPHANIE MARTINSaturday, December 3, 2011 – 7:30 pmPre-concert chat with Dr. Katie Larson at 6:45 pmSunday, December 4, 2011 – 3:00 pmPre-concert chat with Dr. Katie Larson at 2:15 pmGrace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd., TorontoAdult: Senior: Student: Children (under 12): With orchestra and special guests:James McLean, tenorHavergal College girls’ choirBruce Ubukata & Stephen Ralls, duo pianists ofThe Aldeburgh ConnectionCanadian Children’s Opera Chorus boy soloistsTo order tickets call (416) 491-8542.or visit www.paxchristichorale.orgTHE CHILDREN’S MESSIAHSaturday, December 10, 2011 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pmDesigned especially for the younger crowd,we encourage you to bring your children tointroduce them to a short performance of someof the highlights from Handel’s glorious Messiah.Children admitted free, adults pay what youcan at the door.Church of Saint Mary Magdalene,477 Manning Avenue, Toronto (at Ulster Ave)For more information, call (416) 531-7955www.stmarymagdalene.caHumber Valley United Church, Etobicoketickets: 416-769-9271www.etobicokecentennialchoir.caNovember 1 – December 7, 2011 45

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