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Volume 18 Issue 4 - December 2012

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  • Toronto
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• 4:00: Oakville

• 4:00: Oakville Symphony Orchestra.Family Christmas Concert. Robert De Clara, conductor;guest: Oakville Children’s Choir. OakvilleCentre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St.,Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784.; (sr); (st). Also at 1:30.• 4:00: Royal York Road United. WelcomeAll Wonders: Lessons and Carols. Choirs, organand brass quintet. 851 Royal York Rd. 416-231-9401. Religious service. Freewill offering.• 4:00: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. AnEvening of Lessons and Carols. Religious service.270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160.Freewill offering.• 4:00: St. Philip’s Anglican Church.Christmas Jazz Vespers. Beverly Taft Quartet.25 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke. 416-247-5181.Freewill offering.• 4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. ChristmasJazz Vespers. The Dixie Demons. 1570 YongeSt. 416-920-5211 x22. Free, donationswelcome.• 4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7.• 7:00: Cabbagetown Classical Youth Choir.Amahl and the Night Visitors. See 3:00.• 7:00: Caven Presbyterian Church. Festivalof Carols. Caven Singers; guest: Iris Krizmanic.110 King St. W., Bolton. 905-857-2419. Free.• 7:00: Music at Metropolitan. CandlelightCarols. Metropolitan Choir; Patricia Wright andSara Svendsen, organ. Metropolitan UnitedA. Concerts in the GTAChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26.Freewill offering.• 7:00: Rose Theatre Brampton. A ChristmasCarol: The Musical. See Dec 13.• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 8:00: Georgetown Bach Chorale. AMedieval Christmas. See Dec 14.• 8:00: Music Gallery/Kith and Kin. HolidayWassail. Seasonal music from the shape-note,British Isles and Georgian traditions: medievalcarols, sing-alongs and Appalachian hymns.Guests: Shadowland Theatre Youth Troupe.197 John St. 416-204-1080. ; free(under12).• 8:00: Royal Conservatory. John McDermottand Friends. Holiday celebration. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. The Nylons. Christmasshow. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604./(adv).Monday December 17• 7:00: Rose Theatre Brampton. A ChristmasCarol: The Musical. See Dec 13.• 7:30: Gallery 345. Christmas with Hi andLo. See Dec 3.Tuesday December 18• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Twilight Recitals. Andrew Adair, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.• 7:30: Cardinal Carter Academy for theArts. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.Choirs of Cardinal Carter Academy. Holy NameChurch, 71 Gough Av. 416-393-5556. .• 7:30: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Mary Pitt & DavidWarrack: Eins, Zwei, Drei…Boum! 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (arts worker).• 7:30: Ontario Philharmonic. Messiah.Handel. Julie Taverner, soprano; Leigh-AnneMartin, alto; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; JustinWelsh, baritone; Amadeus Choir, Lydia Adams,director. Regent Theatre, 50 King St. E.,Oshawa. 416-443-9737. –; –(st/youth). Also Dec 19; Dec 21 (Toronto).• 7:30: Orpheus Choir of Toronto. ACanadian Christmas Carol. Poetry, prose andcarols. Albert Schultz, narrator; Robert Cooper,conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church,35 Lytton Blvd. 416-530-4428. ; (sr);(st); (family).• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the DuoJazz Piano: Robi Botos and Hilario Duran. 345Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (sr/artsworker); (st).• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Toronto’s Favourite Messiah. Handel: Messiah.Yulia Van Doren, soprano; Daniel Taylor,countertenor; Michael Schade, tenor; RussellBraun, baritone; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir;Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Roy ThomsonHall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828 or416-593-0688(Chinese). –5. Also Dec19, 21, 22, 23(mat).• 8:30: Ross Robinson Presents. Have aBluesy Christmas Douglas Watson R&B Revue;guests: John MacMurchy, sax; Dylan Wickens,guitar; Cheryl Lescom, Chuck Jackson, JulianFauth, vocals; and others. 2261 Dundas St. W.416-531-6604. /(adv).Wednesday December 19• 12:00 noon: Corporation of Massey Halland Roy Thomson Hall. Free Noon-Hour Choirand Organ Concerts: The Victoria ScholarsMen’s Choral Ensemble and the Choirs of St.Michaels Choir School. Jerzy Cichocki and TeriDunn, conductors; William O’Meara, organ.Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. Free.• 12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist church.Noon Hour Organ Recital Series. Andrew Adair,organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free.• 12:35: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields. Elixir Ensemble. Sara-Anne Churchill,harpsichord; Justin Haynes, viola da gamba;Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith and Valerie Gordon, violin.103Bellevue Ave. 416-921-6350. Freewilloffering.• 7:30: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Relative Harmony CDLaunch. 100A Ossington Ave. 416-915-6747.(reserved); ; (arts worker).• 7:30: Old Mill. A Midwinter Evensong withthe Duncan Hopkins Jazz Quintet. Mike Murleyand Tara Davidson, saxophone; Ted Quinlan,guitar; Ernesto Cervini, drums; Duncan Hopkins,bass/arrangements/conductor; YorkminsterCitadel Band of the Salvation Army, GregColley, bandmaster. Old Mill Dining Road 21 OldMill Rd. 416-236-2641. .95.• 7:30: Ontario Philharmonic. Messiah. SeeDec 18.• 7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. Handel. JoanneLunn, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo; AaronSheehan, tenor; Douglas Williams, baritone;Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and ChamberChoir, Ivars Taurins, director. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –2;–(sr); –(35 and under). AlsoHANDELMESSIAHKOERNER HALLDec 19-22tafelmusik.orgBaroque Orchestra and Chamber ChoirJeanne Lamon, Music Director | Ivars Taurins, Director, Chamber ChoirDec 20–22; sing-along Messiah Dec 23(mat,Massey Hall).• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Toronto’s Favourite Messiah. See Dec 18.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Quartette Christmas.Four singer-songwriters perform traditionalfavourites and new songs for the seasons as aquartet. Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, GwenSwick and Sylvia Tyson, vocals. 2261 DundasSt. W. 416-531-6604. /(adv).Thursday December 20• 12:00 noon: Music at Metropolitan. Noonat Met. Patricia Wright, organ. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Freewill offering.• 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7.• 7:30: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Jay Davis. 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (arts worker).• 7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen YunDancers. Traditional Chinese music and dance.Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000.–0. Also Dec 21, 22, 23.• 7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. See Dec 19.• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. 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sing-along. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.905-305-7469. –.• 8:30: Jay Aymar Presents. 4th AnnualChristmas Caravan. With David Baxter, guitar;Laura Bates, violin; Lucas Gadke, bass; guests:Scarlett Jane, Jadea Kelly and Mélanie Brûlée,vocals. 2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604./.50(adv).• 8:30: Palais Royale/AlchemyEntertainment. Dr. Draw’s Holiday Show.Classical violinist performs in a variety ofcontemporary genres. Palais Royale, 1601Lakeshore Blvd. W. 416-533-3553 x22. ;0(VIP, includes dinner at 6:30).Friday December 21• 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7.• 7:30: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Mark Cassius. 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (arts worker).• 7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun Dancers.See Dec 20.• 7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. See Dec 19.• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. Elvis: TheWonderful World of Christmas. Stephen MichaelKabakos, tribute artist. 171 Town Centre Blvd.,Markham. 905-305-7469. –.• 8:00: Ontario Philharmonic. Messiah.Handel. Julie Taverner, soprano; Leigh-AnneMartin, alto; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; JustinWelsh, baritone; Amadeus Choir, Lydia Adams,director. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 YongeSt. 416-443-9737 or 905-579-6711. –; –(st/youth). Also Dec 18, 19(Oshawa).• 8:00: Sine Nomine Ensemble for MedievalMusic. A Christmas Court Entertainment: TheRomance of Erec and Enide. Works by Machaut,Binchois, Dufay and other French composers.Saint Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron St.416-638-9445. ; (sr/st).• 8:00: That Choir. That Choir Carols.Whitacre: Lux Aurumque; Elgar: Lux Aeterna;Giacomin: A Christmas Gathering (new commission);Gjeilo: O Magnum Mysterium; also areading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales and seasonalcarols. Conrad Gold, organ; Craig Pike,conductor. St. Patrick’s Church, 141 McCaulSt. 416-460-1783. ; (sr/arts worker);(st). Portion of proceeds to benefit the St.Patrick’s Parish Out of the Cold program.• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Toronto’s Favourite Messiah. See Dec 18.• 8:00: Victoria Scholars. Welcome Yule.Carols from Christmas past and present.Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave.416-761-7776. ; (sr/st). Also Dec 23(Our Lady of Sorrows).• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Fred Eaglesmith.2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604..50/(adv).Saturday December 22• 2:00: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun Dancers.See Dec 20. Also 7:30.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Messiaen Recital: La Nativité de Seigneur. DavidBriggs, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865.Freewill offering.• 4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7; also 7:30pm.• 7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7.• 7:30: Green Door Cabaret at the LowerOssington Theatre. Bicycle Opera. 100AOssington Ave. 416-915-6747. (reserved);; (arts worker).• 7:30: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun Dancers.See Dec 20. Also 2pm.• 7:30: Tafelmusik. Messiah. See Dec 19.• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 8:00: Aradia Ensemble. The Dublin Messiah.Handel. Claire de Sévigné, soprano; MarionNewman, mezzo; David Menzies, tenor; PeterMcGillivray, baritone; Michael Fedyshyn, trumpet;Kevin Mallon, conductor. Glenn GouldStudio, 250 Front St. W. 647-960-6650. ;(sr/st).• 8:00: Flato Markham Theatre. LeahyFamily Christmas. Seasonal favourites with aCeltic flair. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.905-305-7469. –.• 8:00: Royal Conservatory/SongwritersAssociation of Canada. Bluebird North.Canadian songwriters come together to perform.Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. .• 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Toronto’s Favourite Messiah. See Dec 18.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Jacob Moon’sChristmas with guest Ali Matthews.2261 Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604./.50(adv).Sunday December 23• 2:00: Living Arts Centre. Shen Yun Dancers.See Dec 20.• 2:00: Tafelmusik. Sing-Along Messiah.Handel. Joanne Lunn, soprano; AllysonMcHardy, mezzo; Aaron Sheehan, tenor;Douglas Williams, baritone; Tafelmusik BaroqueOrchestra and Chamber Choir, Ivars Taurins,director. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. –.• 3:00: Oakville Centre for the PerformingArts. Michael Ciufo, tenor. 130 Navy St.,Oakville. 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784..99.• 3:00: Royal Conservatory. Canadian BrassChristmas. Works by Bach, Brahms, Scheidt,Dowland and others. With students from theU of T Faculty of Music and the Glenn GouldSchool. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –.• 3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Toronto’s Favourite Messiah. See Dec 18.• 4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James.Twilight Recitals. David Briggs, organ. 65Church St. 416-364-7865 x231. Freewilloffering.• 4:00: Church of Saint Simon-the-Apostle.Miracle on Bethlehem Street. Children’sChristmas musical, written by L. Alexander.Jenny Cohen, Glenna Sims-Bonk and RobinDavis, directors. Performed by children, withinstrumental ensemble. 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714. Free.• 4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. TheChristmas Story. See Dec 7.• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 7:30: Victoria Scholars. Welcome Yule.Carols from Christmas past and present. OurLady of Sorrows Church, 3055 Bloor St. W.416-761-7776. ; (sr/st). Also Dec 21(Blessed Sacrament Church).• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Jane Siberry. 2261Dundas St. W. 416-531-6604. /(adv).Monday December 24• 4:30: Cathedral Church of St. James.Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. 106 KingSt. E. 416-364-7865. Free, donations accepted.Religious service.• 10:30pm: Metropolitan CommunityChurch of Toronto. 23rd Annual ChristmasEve Service. Christmas Eve service featuringChristmas music. Choir of MetropolitanCommunity Church of Toronto; guests AlanaBridgewater and Sterling Jarvis, voice. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255.. Religious service.• 11:00pm: Music at Metropolitan.Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331x26. Freewill offering.Thursday December 27• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 8:30: Hugh’s Room. Laughter for the Arts.Simon B. Cotter, host. 2261 Dundas St. W.416-531-6604. /(adv).Friday December 28• 7:00: Prologue for the Performing Arts.Sheesham and Lotus. Old-time, ragtime, fiddleand banjo music. Studio Theatre, TorontoCentre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-250-3708. $18.75. Also Dec 29.• 7:30: Theatre Columbus. The Story. SeeDec 4.• 8:00: Ensemble Polaris. Definitely NOTthe Nutcracker – Part Two. New arrangementsof Tchaikovsky; Russian folk tunes andother works. Marco Cera, guitars; Kirk Elliott,various instruments; Margaret Gay, cello; BenGrossman, hurdy gurdy; Katherine Hill, voice andnyckelharpa; Alison Melville, baroque flute andrecorders; Colin Savage, clarinets and recorders;Jeff Wilson, percussion. St. David’s AnglicanChurch, 49 Donlands Ave. 416-588-4301. ;(sr/st); (child).• 8:00: Toronto Operetta Theatre. TheMerry Widow. Franz Lehár. Featuring Leslie AnnBradley, Elizabeth Beeler, Adam Luther, KeithDecember 1 – February 7, 2013 thewholenote.com 53

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