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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.

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA Snow Angel Sarah Quartel’s Snow Angel, Ola Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas, arrangements by our artistic director ... & more Jenny Crober, Artistic Director Elizabeth Acker, Accompanist Sybil Shanahan, cello Kevin Barrett, guitar Ray Dillard, percussion Saturday, December 12, 2015 Eastminster United Church 310 Danforth Ave., Toronto Gen. Adm. Sr. St.; 416-967-8487 BACH CHILDREN’S CHORUS BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Linda Beaupré, Conductor Eleanor Daley, Pianist SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 2015 AT 7:30PM and at the Toronto Centre box office or TicketMaster at 1-855-985-2787 (ARTS) Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street 7:30 pm director; Lucas Marchand, band director. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. 416-924- 6211. ; (sr/st/adv). Also Dec 9. Saturday December 12 ●●1:30: Oakville Children’s Choir. Community Carol Concerts. Guest: Simon Walker, organ. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (child). Also 4:00. ●●2:00: King Music Collective. A Cozy Christmas. Jazz Quartet: Jake Sherwood, piano; Steve Wallace, bass; Terry Clarke, drums; Kevin Turcotte, trumpet. Home of Michele Mele and Luciano Tauro, 15785 8th Concession, King Township. 1-800-838-3006. ; (st). Includes beverage and snack. ●●3:00: Mississauga Children’s Choir. Creatures and Carols. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-624- 9704. ; (children under 12). ●●3:00: Neapolitan Connection - Musical Matinées at Montgomery’s Inn. In Concert. Allison Arends, soprano; Jennifer Mizzi, soprano; Victoria Gydov, soprano. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W. 647-262-4316. .99/.00. Tea, historical tour (2:15), cookies included. ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Music Mix: Sinatra @ 100. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●3:00: St. Simon-the-Apostle. A Christmas Carol. St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church, 525 Bloor St. E. 416-923-8714 x201. ; (st/sr). ●●4:00: Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Children’s Messiah. Pax Christi Chorale. Church of St. Mary Magdalene (Toronto), 477 Manning Ave. 416-531-7955. Children Free, Adults PWYC. Proceeds to charity. ●●4:00: Oakville Children’s Choir. Community Carol Concerts. Guest: Simon Walker, organ. St. John’s United Church (Oakville), 262 Randall St., Oakville. 905-337-7104. ; (sr); (child). Also 1:30. ●●4:00: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. Christmas Spectacular. Salvation Army North York Temple Band; Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choirs. 230 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-925- 5977. ; (families). ●●4:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 4; Also 7:30 and Dec13,18,19(mat & eve),20(mat & eve). ●●7:00: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. Winterlude II: A Christmas Tradition. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (excerpts). Guests: Rachel Cleland, soloist; Dancers from The Dance Class Studio. Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-878-6000. ; (sr/st/child). ●●7:00: U of T Scarborough Community Concert Band. A Christmas Celebration. A selection of Christmas carols. Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 416-287-7176. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Annex Singers. Gaudete! Britten: A Ceremony of Carols; works by Taverner, Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Saturday Dec. 12 8 pm A CHRISTMAS FIESTA! featuring guest artists SULTANS OF STRING Celebrate the Christmas season with a trip around the world with 2015 JUNO Award-nominees Sultans of String. Original world music, inspired classics and seasonal favourites. PLUS… TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Nutcracker SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT 2 | TICKETS: REGULAR – adult senior/student PREMIUM – adult senior/student (under age 12, free) P.C. HoTheatre 5183 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough Photo by Flickr user Daniel S Used under Creative Commons licence Design by David Kopulos The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario | 416.879.5566 40 | December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016

Poulenc, Victoria and Stopford. Guest: Julia Seager-Scott, harp; Maria Case, conductor and artistic director. Grace Church on-the- Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-968-7747. ; (sr); (st); free(child). ●●7:30: Bach Children’s Chorus/Bach Chamber Youth Choir. Across the Frozen Night. Linda Beaupré, conductor; Eleanor Daley, piano. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St., North York. 855-985-2787. ; (sr/st). ●●7:30: Chris Tsujiuchi. A Very Christ-erical Christmas Cabaret. A night of music, riffing, comedy, improv, and choreography. Chris Pruden, keyboard; Kevin Wong, vocals; Jon Butash, bass; Leah Canali, vocals; Steve John Dale, guitar; and others. Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. 416-975- 8555. . Also on Dec 13. ●●7:30: Church of the Holy Trinity. The Christmas Story. See Dec 4; Also Dec 13,18,19(mat & eve),20(mat & eve). ●●7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. Don We Now Our Gay Apparel: A Counterpoint Christmas. Beethoven: Symphony No.1; Anderson: Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Sound of Music Medley. John Edward Liddle, conductor. St. Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne St. 647-977-6058. /(adv). ●●7:30: Espressivo Singers. Christmas Concert. Mathias: Salvator Mundi; Selections from the Oxford Book of Carols. All-female chorus. Westminster United Church (Whitby), 1850 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby. 905-435-3439. ; (under 13). ●●7:30: Oakville Choral Society. Vivaldi’s Gloria and the Glorious Music of Christmas. Vivaldi: Gloria; works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Handel; selection of sing-along carols. Oakville Choral Society; guest soloists and chamber orchestra. Clearview Christian Reformed Church, 2300 Sheridan Garden Dr., Oakville. 905-302-9017. /(adv); (st); free(children under 12). Also on Dec 11. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory. Academy Chamber Orchestra. Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. Mazzoleni Concert Hall, Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free. Ticket required. ●●7:30: St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Christmas with Ron Korb. Ron Korb, flutes; Chris Donnelly, piano; Alex Cheung, violin and cello. 227 Church St., Newmarket. 905-853- 7285. . ●●7:30: Village Voices. Messiah. Handel. Rebecca Whelan, soprano; Laura McAlpine, mezzo; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; Jesse Clark, bass-baritone; Gerald Loo, organ; Talisker Players; Joan Andrews, conductor. Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham. 905-763-4172. ; (sr); (st); free(under 12). ●●7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Snow Angel. Sarah Quartel: Snow Angel; Ola Gjeilo: Ubi Caritas; seasonal early music, jazz, gospel and contemporary Canadian selections including arrangements by Jenny Crober. Carol sing. Jenny Crober, director; Elizabeth Acker, accompanist. Guests: Sybil Shanahan, cello; Kevin Barrett, electric and acoustic guitar; Ray Dillard, percussion. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-967- 8487. ; (sr); (st). ●●7:30: Voices Chamber Choir. Messiah. 20th anniversary Christmas concert with choir alumni, organ and orchestra. Handel. Carla Huhtanen, soprano; Deborah Overes, alto; Michael P. Taylor, tenor; Giovanni Spanu, baritone. Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/ st). ●●8:00: Aga Khan Museum. Under the Sun. Internationally inflected jazz featuring musicians from Palestine, Afghanistan and Toronto. Jamey Haddad, percussion; Ali Amr, qanun; Salar Nader, tabla; Michael Ward-Bergeman, accordion; Billy Drewes, saxophone; and others. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Dr. 416-646-4677. Starting at . ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Christmas Fiesta! Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (excerpts); Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Huron Carol; Little Drummer Boy; Turkish Greensleeves; Feliz Navidad; other works. Estonian National Male Choir; Toronto Estonian Male Choir; guests: Sultans of String. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. ; (sr/st). ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Winter Daydreams. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 in g “Winter Daydreams”; Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in g, Op.26; Glinka: Overture to “Ruslan and Ludmila”. Kristian Alexander, conductor; Jing Ye, violin; Alexa Petrenko, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. ●●8:00: Toronto Chamber Choir. Christmas in Dresden. Festive music from Dresden in the time of Heinrich Schütz and Michael Praetorius. Guests: Toronto Continuo Collective. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-763-1695. ; (sr); .50(under 30). 7:15: Opening Notes. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Christmas at the Monastery of Santa Cruz. A Christmas program of villancicos and Brazilian-influenced dances, found in the Monastery’s archives. Žak Ozmo, lute and guest director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; -(sr); (st/30 and under). 7:00: pre-concert talk. Also Dec 11, 13(mat). Sunday December 13 ●●1:15: Mooredale Concerts. Music and Truffles: Christmas Carols of the World. Interactive version for children 5 to 11. Calmus Ensemble: Anja Pöche, soprano; Sebastian Krause, countertenor; Tobias Pöche, tenor; Ludwig Böhme, baritone; Manuel Helmeke, bass. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416- 922-3714 x103. . 3:15: full concert. ●●1:30: Oakville Symphony Orchestra. Family Christmas Concert. New and favourite music of the season. Oakville Children’s Choir. Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021. ; $21(sr); (st). Also 4:00. ●●2:00: Flato Markham Theatre. A Swingin’ Christmas. Toronto All Star Big Band, TABB 5. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. ; (groups of 20 or more). ●●3:00: Amici Chamber Ensemble. Cinema. 3 silent films set to music arr. Serouj Kradjian. Man Ray: Emak Bakia; Guy Maddin: The Heart of the World: Buster Keaton, The Playhouse. Conservatory Theatre, 273 Bloor St. W. 1-855-821-0636. (includes concessions cocktails). ●●3:00: Blessed Trinity Church Choir. Christmas Traditions Concert. Works by Tallis, Willcocks, Rutter, Handel and Willan. Blessed Trinity Choir, Children’s Choir, and Youth Choir; soloists from the Blessed Trinity Music Ministry; Michael Shuck, organ; Clea Soare- Min, soprano; Goody Cabral, conductor; John Holland, conductor. Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Ave. 647-969-3498. ; (family). ●●3:00: Harmony Singers. We Wish You The Merriest! Christmas favourites. Harvey Patterson, conductor; Bruce Harvey, piano. Guest: Militza Boljevic, vocals. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-239-5821. ; (sr/st). ●●3:00: Royal Conservatory. Vocal Concerts: The Tallis Scholars. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -. ●●3:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A Christmas Circus. Artists from Cirque de la Symphonie; Cawthra Park Chamber Choir; Tom Allen, narrator; Earl Lee, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-598-3375. .50-.25; -(child). ●●3:15: Mooredale Concerts. Christmas Carols of the World. Calmus Ensemble: Anja Pöche, soprano; Sebastian Krause, countertenor; Tobias Pöche, tenor; Ludwig Böhme, MESSIAH DIRECTED BY JOAN ANDREWS Guest Artists Rebecca Whelan, soprano Laura McAlpine, mezzo-soprano Asitha Tennekoon, tenor Jesse Clark, bass/baritone Gerald Loo, organist The Talisker Players Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm Markham Missionary Church 5438 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham Adult Senior Student Child under 12 FREE For tickets call (905) 763-4172 or at the door December 1 2015 - February 7, 2016 | 41

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