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Volume 21 Issue 4 - December 2015/January 2016

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What's a vinyl renaissance? What happens when Handel's Messiah runs afoul of the rumba rhythm setting on a (gasp!) Hammond organ? What work does Marc-Andre Hamelin say he would be content to have on every recital program he plays? What are Steve Wallace's favourite fifty Christmas recordings? Why is violinist Daniel Hope celebrating Yehudi Menuhin's 100th birthday at Koerner Hall January 28? Answers to all these questions (and a whole lot more) in the Dec/Jan issue of The WholeNote.

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& Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416-598-3444 x243. Free. Donations accepted. Also at 2 pm. ●●1:00: Toronto Star. Christmas Concert. Mississauga Children’s Choir. The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. 416-419-1756. Free, donations welcome. Also 3pm. ●●2:00: Royal Conservatory. Family Concerts: Routes of Andalucia. Music of ancient Andalucia with Arabic, Jewish, and Gypsy cultures. David Buchbinder, trumpet; and others. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●2:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. End of Term Student Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. 416- 598-3444 x243. Free. Donations accepted. Also at 12:00. ●●2:00: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church/ City. 7th Annual City Carol Sing. Choirs, Brass, Organ, Readings. Bach Children’s Chorus; That Choir; The Hedgerow Singers; Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir; Guests: John McDermott; Maev Beaty; Gord Martineau; True North Brass. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. A collection will be taken for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank. A. Concerts in the GTA ●●3:00: Massey Hall/St. Michael’s Choir School. A Toronto Christmas Tradition. Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Maria Conkey, Jordan de Souza, and Terry Dunn, conductors; William O’Meara, accompanist; Guests: Michael Colvin, tenor; Lori Gemmel, harp; True North Brass; SMCSAA Jubilee Choir. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. Also Dec 6. ●●3:00: Singing Out. All I Want for Christmas Is You. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 1656. ; (st); (child). Also 7:30. ●●3:00: Tempus Choral Society. A Festive Noel Christmas Concert. Tempus Choral Society; Tempus Children’s Choir; Tempus Jazz Choir. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905- 338-5202. . Also Dec 4(8pm). ●●3:00: Toronto Star. Christmas Concert. Mississauga Children’s Choir. The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St. 416-419-1756. Free, donations welcome. Also 1pm. ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 4; Also Dec 6,11,12(mat & eve),13,18,19(mat & eve),20(mat & eve). ●●7:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Songs for a Winter Night. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337- 7104. ; (sr); (child). Advance tickets only. ●●7:30: Aradia Baroque Ensemble. Sacred Music of Antonio Vivaldi. CD launch. Vivaldi: String Concerto RV115; Cur sagittas, cur tela RV637; Al Santo Sepolcro; Vos aurae per montes RV634; Beatus Vir RV795. Hélène Brunet, soprano; Vicki St. Pierre, contralto; Aradia Ensemble orchestra and choir; Kevin Mallon, conductor. St. Anne’s Anglican Church, 270 Gladstone Ave. 647-960-6650. ; (sr/under 30). ●●7:30: Cantemus Singers. Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Christmas music of the Spanish and Austrian courts of the 16th century. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. 416-578- 6602. ; free(child). Benefit concert in support of Community Centre 55’s Share-a- Christmas. Also Dec. 6 at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (3:00). ●●7:30: Cantores Celestes Women’s Choir. Seven Joys of Christmas: Carols Ancient and Modern. Christmas music from Medieval to Gospel. Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Medieval Carols, Christmas Spirituals, and works by John Rutter and Kirke Mechem. The Pope Joans; Jacqueline Goring, harp; Ellen Meyer; piano; Kelly Galbraith, director. Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. 416-236- 1522. . Proceeds to charity supporting the homeless. ●●7:30: Etobicoke Centennial Choir. Sacred Traditions 2015. Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Poulenc: Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel; Patriquin: Six Noels Anciens; Susa: Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest. Carl Steinhauser, piano; Angela Schwarzkopf and Diana Wong, harps; Etienne Levesque, percussion; Anton Apostolov, guitar. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-769-9271. . ●●7:30: Northern Lights Chorus. The Gift of Music. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 1-866-744-7464. ; (st). ●●7:30: Pax Christi Chorale. Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Olivier Laquerre, baritone; Alain Coulombe, bass; Sean Clark, tenor; Matthew Zadow, baritone. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. ; (sr); (st); (child). Also Dec 6(mat). ●●7:30: Cathedral Church of St. James. ST. MICHAEL’S CHOIR SCHOOL at MASSEY HALL Saturday DECEMBER 5 at 3PM Sunday DECEMBER 6 at 3PM TICKETS to MASSEY HALL 416.872.4255 WWW.CHRISTMASCONCERT.CA CONDUCTORS dr.jerzy cichocki, maria conkey, jordan de souza & teri dunn ACCOMPANIST william o’meara SPECIAL GUESTS michael colvin, tenor lori gemmel, harpist true north brass smcsaa jubilee choir 1965 -2015 YEARS at Massey Hall 36 | December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Cathedral Concert. Haydn: Nicolaimesse; Britten: St. Nicolas. Choir of St. James Cathedral; Talisker Players Orchestra; Robert Busiakiewicz, conductor. 65 Church St. 416- 364-7865. -. ●●7:30: Singing Out. All I Want for Christmas Is You. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366- 1656. ; (st); (child). Also 3:00. ●●7:30: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. All Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky: Waltz and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (Dec 2 and 3 only); Violin Concerto; Symphony No.6 “Pathétique.” Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (Dec 2 and 3 only); Jonathan Crow, violin; Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .75- 8; .50-.75(mat.). Also Dec 2(8:00); 3(2:00). ●●7:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Smetana: The Moldau; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in d, Op.20; Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra. Eugene Chan, piano; Uri Mayer, conductor; François Koh, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978- 0492. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: York Chamber Ensemble. Handel’s Messiah and Christmas Favourites. Trinity Festival Chorus. Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora), 79 Victoria St., Aurora. 905-727- 6101. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Ustad Eltaf Hussain Sarahang, singer. Indo-Afghan musical traditions. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. Starting at . ●●8:00: Art of Time Ensemble. To All A Good Night: A New Holiday Concert. Ellington: Nutcracker Suite; works by Joni Mitchell, Mel Tormé, Tom Waits, John Lennon and others; Christmas classics. Jackie Richardson, Tom Wilson, David Wall, Liam Titcomb, Jessica Mitchell, singers; Art of Time Ensemble; and others. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. -. Also Dec 3, 4. ●●8:00: Aurora Cultural Centre. Rant Maggie Rant: Celtic Christmas Celebration. 22 Church St., Aurora. 905-713-1818. /(adv). ●●8:00: Gallery 345. Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School Big Band. Brownman Ali, Colleen Allen and others. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781. ; (st). ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. A Celtic Christmas With the Barra MacNeils. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ; (sr/st); (12 and under). ●●8:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An Indigo Christmas…Soulful Messiah. R&B rendition of Handel’s Messiah. Ballet Creole. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-340-7000. -. Also Dec 4,6. ●●8:00: Onstage Productions. Sounds of Christmas. Family-oriented celebration of the season. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. . Also Dec 6. ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Bluebird North. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. . ●●8:00: Tafelmusik. Bach Christmas Oratorio. See Dec 3; Also Dec 6(mat). Sunday December 6 ●●1:30: Music at Metropolitan. Deck the Halls. Downtown Carol Sing. Metropolitan Silver Band; Matthew Whitfield, organ. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331. Free, donations welcome. All donations to to Metropolitan’s Syrian Refugee Family. ●●2:00: Pickering Community Band. Christmas Concert. D. McDonald: A Concert Band Christmas (premiere). Guests: Alejandra Ballon, vocals; Ron Korb, world flutes. Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 905-427-5443. ; (sr/under 18). ●●2:30: Bel Canto Singers. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Linda Meyer, conductor; Jacqueline Mokrzewski, piano. St. Dunstan of Canterbury, 56 Lawson Rd., Scarborough. 416-286-8260. . Also at 7:30. ●●2:30: Onstage Productions. Sounds of Christmas. Family-oriented celebration of the season. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. . Also Dec 5. ●●2:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Choral Celebration Concert. Shelley Marwood: These Fragile Snowflakes; Dale Warland: Nativity Suite for Choir, Harp and Flute; Pinkham: Christmas Cantata. MacMillan Singers; Men’s Chorus; Women’s Chamber Choir; Women’s Chorus; and brass choir. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-0492. ; (sr); (st). 2:00: pre-concert performance by Young Voices Toronto (Zimfira Poloz). ●●3:00: Cantemus Singers. Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Christmas music of the Spanish and Austrian courts of the 16th century. St. Aidan’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 70 Silver Birch Ave. 416-578-6602. ; free(child). Benefit concert in support of Community Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas. Also Dec 5 at Church of the Holy Trinity (7:30). ●●3:00: Flute Flight Community Flute Choir. A Holiday Serenade. Festive tunes for flute choir. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St. 416-908-9924. ; (sr), (child). ●●3:00: Massey Hall/St. Michael’s Choir School. A Toronto Christmas Tradition. Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Maria Conkey, Jordan de Souza, and Terry Dunn, conductors; William O’Meara, accompanist; Guests: Michael Colvin, tenor; Lori Gemmel, harp; True North Brass; SMCSAA Jubilee Choir. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. 416-872-4255. -. Also Dec 5. ●●3:00: Nathaniel Dett Chorale. An Indigo Christmas…Soulful Messiah. R&B rendition of Handel’s Messiah. Ballet Creole. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-340-7000. -. Also Dec 4,5. ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. The Music of Youth. Featuring the Long & McQuade Instrument Petting Zoo. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf; Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve Suite (selections); Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D, Op.283. Stephanie Morin, flute; Tom Allen, narrator. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985-2787. ; (sr); (child/OTopus 14-29). 2:15: Preconcert chat. Sheila Jaffé violin Peter Longworth piano Mozart, Szymanowski Franck , Claude Vivier Sunday Dec. 6, 3pm Heliconian Hall SyrinxConcerts.ca ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Peter Longworth, piano & Sheila Jaffé, violin. Works by Mozart, Szymanowski, Franck and Vivier. Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. 416-654- 0877. ; (st). • THE 7 TH ANNUAL CITY • CITY CAROL SING In collaboration with City, in support of Food Banks across Canada SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2:00 PM | YORKMINSTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JOHN MCDERMOTT • SUSAN COYNE • GORD MARTINEAU and The True North Brass Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street | (416) 922-1167 | YorkminsterPark.com thewholenote.com December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 | 37

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