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Volume 20 Issue 4 - December 2014

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Music. Jazz Festival:

Music. Jazz Festival: Jazz Combos. Roy Patterson,Jim Vivian and Lorne Lofsky, conductors.Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade EastBuilding, 4700 Keele St. 647-459-0701. Free.Festival runs Dec 1–5(mat and eve).● ● 8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Siavash: Storiesfrom the Shah-Nameh. Multi-media worldpremiere. Shahrokh Yadegari, composer;Gordafarid, naqal; Siamak Shajarian, vocals;Keyavash Nourai, violin, cello and kamancheh.Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 WynfordDrive. 416-646-4677. -. Also Dec 6.● ● 8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. TheJudy Garland Christmas Show (That neverwas!). See Dec 3; Dec 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14(Start times vary).● ● 8:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Handel: Messiah.Guests: Virginia Hatfield, soprano; MarionNewman, mezzo; David Pomeroy, tenor;Giles Tomkins, bass; Amadeus Choir; LydiaAdams, conductor. Metropolitan UnitedChurch, 56 Queen St. E. 416-217-0537. ;(sr); $20(st).● ● 8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. A CanadianNoël. Works by Canadian composers;Christmas stories from singers in theensemble; audience carol sing-along. HilaryApfelstadt, conductor. Guests: MississaugaChildren’s Chorus (Caron Daley, conductor).St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, 383 Huron St.416-971-9229. ; $20(sr); (st).● ● 8:00: Gallery 345. Chelsea McBride’sSocialist Night School Big Band. 18-piece bigband. Original compositions and arrangementsinfluenced by socialism, ECM-style jazz,pop and nature. Chelsea McBride, composer/A. Concerts in the GTAdirector. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781.$20; (st).● ● 8:00: Royal Conservatory. CanadianBrass. Featuring recent CD release: ChristmasTime is Here. Coletti: Bach’s Bells;Dedrick: Angel Choir and the Trumpeter;Kenton: Angels We Have Heard on High; andother works. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.416-408-0208. -.● ● 8:00: Small World Music. Nazar-i Turkwaz.Traditional music from the Middle East,Turkey, Greece and the Balkans. Brenna Mac-Crimmon, Maryem Tollar, Sophia Grigoriadisand Jayne Brown. Small World Music Centre,Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. 416-536-5439. $20.● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. The French Connection.See Dec 4; Also Dec 6, 7(mat).● ● 8:00: Upper Canada Choristers. WinterFanfare. Rutter: Blow, Blow Thou WinterWind; Jenkins: Stella Natalis (Celebro andWintertide); Sevivon and We Are Lights; andother works; audience sing-along. NatashaFarnsblow, piano; Cantemos a capella LatinEnsemble; Laurie Evan Fraser, conductor.Guest: Mark Ruhnke, baritone. Grace Churchon-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-256-0510.; free(child & high school).● ● 8:00: Wendalyn Bartley. Sound DreamingCD Concert Celebration. Electroacousticmusic, live performances and improvisations.Wendalyn Bartley, vocals; Penelope Cookson,vocals; Ian de Souza, electronics; andothers. Jacky Sawatzky, video. Array Space,155 Walnut St. 647-938-3994. $20(incl. CD).Saturday December 6● ● 2:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. JingleJazz. Berlin: White Christmas, Guaraldi:A Charlie Brown Christmas, and other traditionaland jazz selections; sing-along. Guest:Shannon Butcher Trio. RBC Theatre, LivingArts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga.905-306-6000. ; (sr/st); (child).Also 8:00.● ● 2:00: Royal Conservatory. Family Concerts:Stewart Goodyear. Nutcracker Suite(piano solo version). Stewart Goodyear,piano; dancers from Canada’s National BalletSchool and Ballet Creole; singers fromToronto Children’s Chorus. Koerner Hall,273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -.75-minute concert.● ● 2:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.City Carol Sing. Guests: Deborah Hay, TedDykstra and Gord Martineau; True NorthBrass; Toronto Children’s Chorus; LarkinSingers; and others. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922-1167. Free. Donations for Churches-on-the-HillFood Bank accepted.● ● 3:00: Arraymusic. Udo Kasemets,Uncompromising Experimentalist, Day One.Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019.. See Section D, The ETCeteras, underScreenings. Also Dec 7.● ● 3:00: Onstage Productions. Sounds ofChristmas... Home for the Holidays. A Christmasmusical celebration. Flato MarkhamTheatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham.416-556-9552. ; (sr/youth). Also 8:00,Dec 7(2:30).● ● 3:00: Scarborough Choralaires. ChristmasTime Is Here. Knob Hill United Church,23 Gage Ave., Scarborough. 416-498-8993.; (st). Refreshments to follow.● ● 3:00: Singing Out. Closer to the Flame.Holiday Concert. Snider: Midnight Lullaby;Brown (arr.): Chanukah Suite; Beorsma:Closer to the Flame; and other holiday favourites.Singing Out LGBTQ Chorus; Jody Malone,conductor; Beth Hanson, piano. Jane MallettTheatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts,27 Front St. E. 416-859-4248. ; (12 andunder). Also 7:30.● ● 4:30: Beach United Church. Jazz andReflection: Jazzy Christmas. Bill MacLean,vocals; Brian Stevens, piano. 140 Wineva Ave.416-691-8082. Freewill offering.● ● 7:00: Music at St. Andrew’s. Annual RugbyChristmas Carol Service. Christmas Carolswith David Leask, the St. Andrew’s Choristersand the members of the Rugby Leaguesof Ontario. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 SimcoeSt. 416-593-5600 x231. Freewill offering. Proceedsin support of Out of the Cold programat St Andrew’s Church.● ● 7:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Let ItSnow. Poetry contest commission premiere:Snowflake. St. John’s United Church (Oakville),262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337-7104.; $20(sr); (child).● ● 7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir.An Appalachian Christmas. Walker: AppalachianCarols; Bass: Gloria; Caccini: Ave Maria;and other works. Trillium Brass; Tom Power,banjo and guitar; John Showman, violin; EllenMeyer, piano; Kelly Galbraith, conductor.Runnymede United Church, 432 RunnymedeRd. 416-236-1522. . Proceeds go towardsannual donation of ,000 to Romero House.● ● 7:30: Coro San Marco. Advent/ChristmasConcert. Selection of Christmas songs fromaround the world. St. Lawrence the MartyrChurch, 2210 Lawrence Ave. E. 416-759-9359. .● ● 7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra.A Joyful Noise. New Canadian works;Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5; Holst: Jupiter,the Bringer of Jollity; Dvořák: Serenadefor Strings Waltz. St. Luke’s United Church,353 Sherbourne St. $20; (students withID); (under 12). 416-902-7532.● ● 7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. SacredTraditions. Handel: Messiah (part 1); seasonalcarols and songs. Carl Steinhauser, piano;Henry Renglich, conductor; guests: The KingswayCollege School Choir. Humber ValleyUnited Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke.416-769-9271. .● ● 7:30: Northern Lights Chorus. WelcomeChristmas. Guests: Test Drive, Yonge Guns,‘Shoptimus Prime and others. MetropolitanUnited Church, 56 Queen St. E. 1-866-744-7464. ; (st).● ● 7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Winter Nights.J.S.Bach: Christmas Oratorio Part II; Nunkomm der Heiden Heiland; Martin: WinterNights. Michele Bogdanowicz, mezzo; SeanClark, tenor; Doug MacNaughton, baritone.WINTERNIGHTSDec 6, 7:30pmDec 7, 3:00pmPaxChristiChorale.orgGrace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd.416-786-2509. ; (sr); (st). AlsoDec 7(mat).● ● 7:30: Pocket Concerts. Chansons de monPlacard (Songs from my Cupboard). Arnold:Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano; Strauss:Songs(Morgen, Nacht, Allerseelen, Zueignung);Tiefenbach: Jazz Arrangements;Chansons de mon Placard; Korngold: Ariasfrom The Silent Serenade. Beth Hagerman,soprano; Peter Tiefenbach, piano; AnthonyThompson, clarinet. Home of Roland andMarion Wilk, 57 York Rd., North York. 647-896-8295. ; (35 and under); (child/youth).● ● 7:30: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters:Speak Low. Cabaret evening: Weilland Lenya’s musical journey from Berlin toBroadway. “Speak Low”; “September Song,”“Schickelgruber,” “Nanna’s Lied,” and othersongs. Adi Braun, vocals; Dave Restivo, piano;Pat Collins, bass; Daniel Barnes, drums. ConservatoryTheatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .● ● 7:30: Singing Out. Closer to the Flame.Holiday Concert. Snider: Midnight Lullaby;Brown (arr.): Chanukah Suite; Beorsma:Closer to the Flame; and other holiday favourites.Singing Out LGBTQ Chorus; Jody Malone,conductor; Beth Hanson, piano. Jane MallettTheatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts,27 Front St. E. 416-859-4248. ; (12 andunder). Also 3:00.● ● 7:30: St. Michael’s Choir School. StMichael’s Choir School at Massey Hall. ChristmasConcert. Jerzy Cichocki, Teri Dunn andKathleen Allan, conductors; William O’Meara,accompanist; guests: True North Brass;Schola Cantorum Strings. Massey Hall,178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. $20-.● ● 7:30: Toronto Beach Chorale. In Concert.Rutter: Magnificat; other seasonal favourites.Alexa Wing, soprano. Kingston Road UnitedChurch, 975 Kingston Rd. 416-699-6634./$20(adv); (youth 7-18)/(adv);free(under 7). Cash only at the door.● ● 7:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Wind Ensemble. Bryant: EcstaticFanfare; Copland: Emblems; Chan Ka Nin:Memento Mori; Estacio: Frenergy; Gillingham:Be Thou My Vision; Maslanka: Give UsThis Day. Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor. Mac-Millan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building,80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. ;38 | December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 thewholenote.com

$20(sr); (st).● ● 7:30: Village Voices. Christmas Joy. Seasonalmusic for choir and brass. Works byPinkham, Chatman and Willcocks. Guests:Brass A Peal. Markham Missionary Church,5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham. 905-294-8687. $20; (st).● ● 7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. WinterNorth & South. Rogers: Northwest Passage;Gjeilo: Northern Lights; Susa: Carols & Lullabies:Christmas in the Southwest; and otherworks. Jenny Crober, conductor; ElizabethAcker, piano. Guests: Lori Gemmell, harp;William Beauvais, guitar; Les Allt, flute/tinwhistle/pan pipes; Ray Dillard, percussion.Eastminster United Church, 310 DanforthAve. 416-947-8487. ; $20(sr); (st).● ● 7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. WinterConcert. Vivaldi: Winter; Britten: St Nicolas;Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite; otherworks. Guests: Trinity Festival Chorus. TrinityAnglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St.,Aurora. 905-727-6101. $20; (sr/st).● ● 8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Siavash: Storiesfrom the Shah-Nameh. Multi-media worldpremiere. Shahrokh Yadegari, composer;Gordafarid, naqal; Siamak Shajarian, vocals;Keyavash Nourai, violin, cello and kamancheh.Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 WynfordDr. 416-646-4677. -. Also Dec 5.● ● 8:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. TheJudy Garland Christmas Show (That neverwas!). See Dec 3; Dec 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Starttimes vary).● ● 8:00: Gallery 345. An Evening with KirkMacDonald & Harold Mabern. An evening ofduets; originals by Mabern and McDonald andselections from the Great American Songbook.Kirk MacDonald, saxophone; HaroldMabern, piano. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. $20;(st).● ● 8:00: Greater Toronto PhilharmonicOrchestra. Joy to the World. Randall Thomson:Nativity according to St. Luke; Reed(arr.): Greensleeves; Shari (arr.): Carol of theBells. Lenard Whiting, conductor; Universityof Scarborough Concert Choir; EnsembleTrypTych Chamber Choir. Calvin PresbyterianChurch, 26 Delisle Ave. 647-478-6122.; $20.● ● 8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. JingleJazz. See 2:00.● ● 8:00: Onstage Productions. Sounds ofChristmas. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 TownCentre Blvd., Markham. 416-556-9552. ;(sr/youth).See 3:00. Also Dec 7.● ● 8:00: Scaramella. Lawes Unto Himself.Lawes: Harp Consorts. Julia Seager-Scott,harp; Paul Zevenhuizen, violin; Joelle Morton,bass viol; Madeleine Owen, theorbo.Victoria College Chapel, 91 Charles St. W. 416-760-8610. ; (sr); $20(st); free(14 andunder).● ● 8:00: Sony Centre For the PerformingArts. Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy.Videos and art stills of the games withlive music. Music by Uematsu. Susan Calloway,vocals; Distant Worlds PhilharmonicOrchestra; Tallis Choir of Toronto; Arnie Roth,conductor. Sony Centre For The PerformingArts, 1 Front St. E. 1-855-872-7669. -5.● ● 8:00: Spectrum Music. Journeys. Worksby Goodman and Campbell. Alex Goodmanand Graham Campbell, guitar. Guest: TonBeau String Quartet. Alliance Française deToronto, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. &up. 7:30: pre-concert chat.● ● 8:00: Tafelmusik. The French Connection.See Dec 4; Also Dec 6, 7(mat).● ● 8:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Festivalof Carols. Noel Edison, conductor. RichmondHill Centre for the Performing Arts,10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. ; (sr/st).● ● 8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra.Masterworks: Best of Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky:Jurisprudence March; Piano ConcertoNo.1; The Nutcracker (Act II). Alice SaraOtt, piano; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor. RoyThomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-593-4828..75-9. Also Dec 3.● ● 8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. A Garlandof Carols. Vaughan Williams: Fantasiaon Christmas Carols; Holst: Christmas Day;works by Phllips, Rutter, Chilcott and others.Ron Ka Ming Cheung, conductor; John Stephenson,piano. Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. $20;(sr/st).Sunday December 7● ● 10:30am: Music at St. Andrew’s. AdventChoral Service. Works by Mendelssohn,Ives and Burchard. St. Andrew’s Church,73 Simcoe St. 416-593-5600 x231. Freewilloffering.● ● 1:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus. SingLoo. Choristers will “sing their pledges” tothank donors for their support of the choir’sannual sing-a-thon fundraiser. Elise Bradley,Carole Anderson, Judith Bean and MatthewOtto, conductors. Sheraton Centre TorontoHotel lobby, 123 Queen St. W. 416-932-8666x231. Free.● ● 1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles:Jalbert and Song. Interactive performancefor young audiences. David Jalbert andWonny Song, pianos. Walter Hall, EdwardJohnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-922-3714 x103. (includes a chocolate truffle atconclusion).● ● 2:00: City of Toronto. Sunday Concert Series.Ed Vokurka: Jazz Violin. ScarboroughCivic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Scarborough.416-397-9887. Free.● ● 2:00: Civic Light-Opera Company. TheJudy Garland Christmas Show (That neverwas!). See Dec 3; Dec 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Starttimes vary).● ● 2:00: Off Centre Music Salon. RussianSalon: St. Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad... St. Petersburg. Stravinsky: L’histoirede soldat; other works. Marie Bérard, violin;Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Erica Iris Huang,mezzo; Inna Perkis and Boris Zarankin, piano;William Webster, actor. Glenn Gould Studio,250 Front St. W. 416-466-1870. ; (sr); (age13-25); (child).● ● 2:00: Royal Conservatory. Mazzoleni Masters:John O’Conor & Desmond Hoebig. Nocturnesby Field and Chopin; Beethoven: CelloSonata No.3; Schumann: Piano Quintet.John O’Conor, piano; Desmond Hoebig, cello;guests, other members of RCM Faculty. MazzoleniConcert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. .● ● 2:00: St. Barnabas on the Danforth.Empire Trio. Works by Haydn, Vivaldi, J.Kenins and T. Kenins. 361 Danforth Ave. 905-477-7042. Freewill offering.● ● 2:30: Bel Canto Singers. The Most WonderfulTime of Year. Jacqueline Mokrzewski,piano; Linda Meyer, conductor. St. Dunstanof Canterbury, 56 Lawson Rd., Scarborough.416-286-8260. . Also 7:30.● ● 2:30: Onstage Productions. Sounds ofChristmas. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 TownCentre Blvd., Markham. 416-556-9552. ;(sr/youth).See Dec 6, 3:00.● ● 2:30: University of Toronto Faculty ofMusic. Choirs in Concert: Gloria! YoungVoices Toronto (Zimfira Poloz, conductor),MacMillan Singers, Men’s Chorus, Women’sChamber Choir and Women’s Chorus; AndréHeywood, conductor. MacMillan Theatre,Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park.416-408-0208. ; $20(sr); (st).● ● 3:00: Arraymusic. Udo Kasemets,Uncompromising Experimentalist, Day Two.Musical tribute to one of Toronto’s mostrespected thinkers and composers. ArrayEnsemble. Array Space, 155 Walnut St. 416-532-3019. . 2:00: Pre-concert talk. Receptionto follow. See also Dec 6.● ● 3:00: Harmony Singers. It’s the HolidaySeason! Cool Santa, Winter Wonderland,Christmas in Killarney, The Secret ofChristmas and other songs. Guest: EtobicokeSchool of the Arts scholarship winner. HumberValley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd.,Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. $20; (sr/st).● ● 3:00: Hart House. Sunday Concerts. DanielCabena, countertenor; Stephen Runge, piano.Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle.416-978-2452. Free.● ● 3:00: Opera by Request. Humperdinck:Hansel and Gretel. Sarah Helmers, mezzo(Hansel); Brittany Stewart, soprano (Gretel);Roz McArthur, mezzo (Witch); AustinLarusson, baritone (Father); and others; WilliamShookhoff, piano/music director. CollegeStreet United Church, 452 College St.416-455-2365. $20.● ● 3:00: Orchestra Toronto. The Snowman.The Snowman (animated film) w. orchestraland choral accompaniment; Burry: A HockeyCantata (world premiere); Plau: Concertofor Tuba and Strings. Jarrett McCourt, tuba;guests: Bach Children’s Chorus. Toronto Centrefor the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 855-985-2787. ; (sr); (OTopus, child).● ● 3:00: Pax Christi Chorale. Winter Nights.See Dec 6(eve).● ● 3:00: Riverdale Share Community Association.22nd Annual Riverdale Share Concert.Steve Briggs, band leader; Tom Leighton,music director. Danforth Music Hall,147 Danforth Ave. 416-721-4262. $20 plusa non-perishable food donation. Proceedsbenefit families in need and other communitycharities.● ● 3:00: St. Anne’s Anglican Church. Cantate:A Neighbourhood Christmas Concert.Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on ChristmasCarols; Handel: Messiah (excerpts);carol-sing. Choir of St. Anne’s; JunctionTrio & Friends; Matthew Otto, conductor.270 Gladstone Ave. 416-536-3160. ;free(child). In support of Youth ScholarshipProgram, Div. 14, Community Police LiaisonCommittee.● ● 3:00: St. Michael’s Choir School. StMichael’s Choir School at Massey Hall. SeeDec 6, 7:30.● ● 3:00: Symphony on the Bay. ChristmasTreats. Corelli: Christmas Concerto; Reed:Russian Christmas Music; Baer: God BlessUs Everyone (narration by Burlington’s GregoryCross); carol sing-along. Guests: BurlingtonCivic Chorale Choir (Gary Fisher, musicalthewholenote.com December 1 2014 - February 7, 2015 | 39

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