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Volume 21 Issue 8 - May 2016

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  • Toronto
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INSIDE: The Canaries Are Here! 116 choirs to choose from, so take the plunge! The Nylons hit the road after one last SING! Fling. Jazz writer Steve Wallace wonders "Watts Goode" rather than "what's new?" Paul Ennis has the musical picks of the HotDocs crop. David Jaeger's CBC Radio continues golden for a little while yet. Douglas McNabney is Music's Child. Leipzig meets Damascus in Alison Mackay's fertile imagination. And "C" is for KRONOS in Wende Bartley's koverage of the third annual 21C Festival. All this and as usual much much more. Enjoy.

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●●6:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Duly Noted. Toronto’s all-women’s a cappella ensemble sings everything from madrigals to Feist. 120 Diner, 120 Church St. 416-792-7725. PWYC (- suggested). ●●7:00: Brampton Music Theatre. Beauty and the Beast Jr. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Wolverton. Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Dr., Brampton. 905-874- 2800. ; (sr/st). Also May 6. The Annex Singers Songs & Sonnets A Shakespeare Celebration Saturday, May 7, 7:30 pm Grace Church on-the-Hill www.annexsingers.com ●●7:30: Annex Singers. Songs and Sonnets: A Shakespeare Celebration. Works by Elmer Iseler ingers A. Concerts in the GTA Tallis, Dowland, Harris and Shearing. Maria Case, conductor; guest artist: Cynthia Hiebert, harpsichord. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-968-7747. ; (sr); (under 30); free(12 and under). ●●7:30: Canadian Men’s Chorus. On Growing Up. Emery: O My Love; Macdonald: Blues for a Green Boy; Vaughan Williams: The Vagabond; Sametz: We Two; Takach: Mad. Guests: ASLAN Boys Choir; Thomas Bell, artistic director. Music Gallery, 197 John St. 519-305- 1351. /(adv); (st)/(adv). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. See May 1. Also May 11 and 14. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation. Day Six: Classical Turkmen Music Days in Canada. Works by Nury Halmamedov, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Sviridov and others. Mamed Guseynov, piano/composer; Daria Rubanova, soprano. Ismaili Centre, 49 Wynford Drive. 647-344-6898. . Also May 1(Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation), May 4(Columbus Centre). ●●7:30: Georgetown Choral Society. Give my Regards to Broadway. Songs from a variety of well-known musicals. A. Dale Wood, artistic director/accompanist. Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, 11611 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown. 905-877-7795. . A joyful evening suitable for children. ●●7:30: Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto. Monica Chapman Quartet. 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641. No cover. ●●7:30: Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. A Night at the Proms. Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main St. E., Milton. 905-878-6000 or 1-866-257-0004. ; (sr/st/child). S Sunday, May 8 at 4:00 pm Lydia Adams, Conductor Eglinton St. George’s and Artistic Director United Church 35 Lytton Blvd., Toronto with the Bach Chamber Youth Choir Linda Beaupré, Conductor Programme will include works by Imant Raminsh, Peter Togni and a world premiere by Jason Jestadt, winner of the 2015 Ruth Watson Henderson Choral Composition Competition. Tickets 416-217-0537 www.elmeriselersingers.com Musical Friends Series Sponsor MESSIAEN: VINGT REGARDS SUR L’ENFANT-JESUS SIMON DOCKING PIANO SAT. MAY 7 7:30PM gallery345.com ●●7:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Simon Docking. Messiaen: Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781. ; (st). ●●7:30: Opera by Request. Catalani’s La Wally. In concert with piano accompaniment. Sarah Hood (Wally); Paul Williamson (Giuseppe Hagenbach); Michael Robert-Broder (Vincenzo Gellner); Brigitte Bogar (Walter); and others; William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. . POST- PONED TO JUNE 10. ●●7:30: Village Voices. Faces of Love. Carlyle Sharpe: Laudate Nomen; Ola Gjeillo: The Ground; medley from West Side Story; and other classic and popular music. Village Voices Community Choir; Mira Solovianenko and Natalya Matyusheva, sopranos; Oleksandra Fedyshyn, violin. Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham. 905-763-4172. ; (st); free(under 12). ●●7:30: VOCA Chorus of Toronto. Vast Eternal Sky. Fauré: Requiem; works by Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Daley, Arlen and others. Elizabeth Polese, soprano; Lawrence Shirkie, baritone; Talisker Players Orchestra; Jenny Crober, conductor; Elizabeth Acker, accompanist. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. 416-947-8487. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Acoustic Harvest. Shari Ulrich. St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. 416-264-2235. /(adv). Wheelchair accessible; free parking. ●●8:00: Ambiance Singers. In Concert. Guest: Alex Pangman, jazz vocals; Danny McErlain, conductor. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905- 306-6000. . Proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. In Concert. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2; Brahms: Academic Festival Overture. Alexa Petrenko, host; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Leonid Nediak, piano. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305- 7469. –. ●●8:00: Masterworks of Oakville/Univox Choir. Elijah. Mendelssohn. Charlene Pauls, soprano; Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo; Chris Fischer, tenor; Daniel Hambly, bass. St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1150 Monks Passage, Oakville. 905-399-9732. ; (sr); (st); free(child). Also May 8(mat; Toronto). ●●8:00: Mississauga Festival Choir. Choralia Canadiana. New works by innovative Canadian composers. Guests: Mary Lou Fallis, soprano; Peter Tiefenbach, piano. Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000. ; (sr/st); (12 and under). ●●8:00: Pierre Bensusan. In Concert. Mix of folk, jazz, ethnic, blues and Celtic music. Pierre Bensusan, guitar. St. Stephen-in-the- Fields Anglican Church, 103 Bellevue Ave. 416- 921-6350. . ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory. Mischa Maisky. Bach: Cello Suites Nos.2, 3 and 6. Mischa Maisky, cello. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. –. Also at 4:00. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Monteverdi Vespers. La Rose des Vents, cornetto and sackbut ensemble; Charles Daniels, tenor; Kevin Skelton, tenor; David Fallis, conductor. 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 May 6, 8(mat). ●●8:10: Gordon Murray Presents. Piano Soirée: Maytime. A tribute to the music of Sigmund Romberg, arranged by G. Murray. Romberg: Will You Remember? (from Maytime); The Desert Song and One Alone (from The Desert Song); I Bring A Song Of Love and You Will Remember Vienna (from Viennese Nights); and other works. Gordon Murray, piano. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-631-4300. PWYC. Concert in chapel. Also May 28. ●●10:00: Globetrotter/Small World Music. Adham Shaikh. The Round, 152 Augusta Ave. 647-205-0559. –. Sunday May 8 ●●2:00: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. See May 4. Also May 10, 12, 13 and 15. Start times vary. ●●2:00: Celtic Fiddle Orchestra of Southern Ontario. In Concert. Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd., Oakville. 905-815-5979. ; (family); free(mothers). ●●3:00: Li Delun Music Foundation. Haochen Zhang Piano Recital. Chopin: Four Mazurkas; 38 | May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 thewholenote.com

Schubert: Four Impromptus; Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.7. Haochen Zhang, piano. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 416-490-7962. -. ●●3:00: Columbus Performing Arts Council. Cara Mama. Mama, Danny Boy, Ave Maria, The Prayer, Que sera sera. SATB Choir with Solisti Belle Voci; Paolo Busato, conductor/accompaniment. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. 647-267-9040. PWYC (suggested minimum ). All proceeds to Villa Colombo Ladies Auxiliary. ●●3:00: Masterworks of Oakville/Univox Choir. Elijah. Mendelssohn. Charlene Pauls, soprano; Christina Stelmacovich, mezzo; Chris Fischer, tenor; Daniel Hambly, bass. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 905-399-9732. ; (sr); (st); free(10 and under). Also May 7(eve; Oakville). ●●3:00: SitarFusion. Mother’s Day Spring Celebration Concert. Songs based on classical Indian melodies. Basant in Teentaal, Jhaptaal and Ektaal; and other works. Anwar Khurshid, sitar; Ravi Naimpally, tabla; Geneviève Beaulieu, dance. Ryan Noel Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga. 647-529-5270. -; advance purchase only. ●●3:30: Toronto Consort. Monteverdi Vespers. La Rose des Vents, cornetto and sackbut ensemble; Charles Daniels, tenor; Kevin Skelton, tenor; David Fallis, conductor. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -; - (sr); (st/30 and under). 2:30: pre-concert talk. Also May 6(eve), 7(eve). ●●4:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. Ian Sadler, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●4:00: Elmer Iseler Singers. Musical Friends. Program will include works by Imant Raminsh, Peter Togni and Jason Jestadt (world premiere). Lydia Adams, conductor; guests: Bach Chamber Youth Choir; Linda Beaupré, conductor. Eglinton St. George’s United Church, 35 Lytton Blvd. 416-217-0537. ; (sr); (st). ●●4:30: Christ Church Deer Park. Jazz Vespers. Lenny Solomon, violin; Bernie Senensky, piano. 1570 Yonge St. 416-920-5211. Free. Donations welcome. ●●5:00: Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Scarecrow and Other Stories. Tate and Canadian Children`s Opera Company and Other Stories First Unitarian Church 175 St Clair Ave. W canadianchildrensopera.com Morpurgo: Scarecrow and other works. Junior Divisions of the CCOC; Lynn Janes, Adine Mintz and Linda Song, conductors; Gergely Szokolay and Myna Denov, piano. First Unitarian Church, 175 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-366- 0467. ; (sr/st); (child). General seating. ●●5:00: Grace Church on-the-Hill. Choral Evensong. Works by Stanford, Smith and Guillaume. 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-488-7884. Freewill offering. ●●6:00: Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto. Santoor and Vocal Recitals. Ragas for santoor and for voice. Shreyas Ambikar, santoor; Ravi Naimpally, tabla; Arshad Ali Khan, vocals. MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Science Building, UofT, 1 King’s College Circle. 416-995- 3968. -. ●●6:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. 4SKÖR. Vocal quartet that incorporates hints of jazz, Latin, R&B, funk, pop and fusion. 120 Diner, 120 Church St. 416-792-7725. PWYC (- suggested). ●●7:00: Jazz Bistro. Fawn Fritzen Celebrates Release of Pairings. 251 Victoria St. 416-363- 5299. cover. ●●8:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Beatsync. Nine-piece a cappella ensemble. 120 Diner, 120 Church St. 416-792-7725. PWYC (- suggested). Monday May 9 ●●12:15: Church of the Holy Trinity. Music Mondays: Night Music. Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata; works by H. Schmidt, Grieg and Chopin. Su Jeon Higuera, piano. 10 Trinity Sq. 416- 598-4521. PWYC. Tuesday May 10 ●●12:00 noon: Canadian Opera Company. Vocal Series: Les Adieux - Let Beauty Awake. Strauss: Four Last Songs (arr. Greer); Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel. Aviva Fortunata, soprano; Iain MacNeil, bass-baritone. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Late seating is not available. ●●12:10: Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation/ Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Lunchtime Chamber Music. Suhashini Arulanandam, violin. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St. 416-241-1298. Free. Donations welcome. ●●1:00: Cathedral Church of St. James. Organ Recitals. Brendan Culver, organ. 65 Church St. 416-364-7865. Free. ●●1:30: Serenata Singers. 40th Anniversary Gala Concert. String quartet; Joshua Tamayo, conductor. Guest: Tanya Paradowski. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-699-5798. /(adv). Also May 11(eve). ●●3:00: Music at Islington. A Parlour Potpourri: For Mother. English and Italian art songs. Works by Quilter, Britten, Rossini and Tosti. Jennifer Taverner, soprano; Lyndsay Promane, mezzo; Daevyd Pepper, tenor; David Potvin, piano. Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. 416-239-1131. PWYC. Food bank donation appreciated. ●●5:00: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Pop-Up Concert. Choral works by Byrd, Hawes, Morales, Brahms, Stanford and Whitacre. Noel Edison, conductor. Ryerson Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge St. 416-598-0422. Free. In the Atrium. ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Carmen. See May 4. Also May 12, 13 and 15. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Jubilee Order of Good Cheer. The Toronto Choristers. Choral works from classical, folk, sacred, popular and Broadway music. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-447-6846. ; free(youth). FREEPLAY DUO ●●8:00: Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. Sing! Swings. The O’Pears; The Watch; FreePlay Duo; 4Skör; Retrocity. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St. 416-363-5299. . ●●8:30: Tafelmusik. Haus Musik: The Classical Alternative. DJ BSMNT, modular synth producer; and two sets of baroque music by Purcell, Marini, Biber, and others. 918 Bathurst Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 416-538-0868. . Cash bar. Wednesday May 11 ●●12:10: Music at St. Andrew’s. Noontime Recital. Georges Aperghis: Seven Recitations; works by Philip Leroux, Ana Sokolović, David Lang, and Jimmie Le Blanc. Xin Wang, soprano; Wallace Halladay, saxophone. St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe St. 416-593- 5600 x231. Free. ●●12:30: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. Simon Walker, Organ. 1585 Yonge St. 416-922- 1167. Free. ●●7:00: Earl Haig Secondary School / Claude Watson Music. Jazz Night. Earl Haig Secondary School, Cringan Hall, 100 Princess Ave., North York. 416-395-3210 x20141. ; (st). ●●7:30: Canadian Opera Company. Maometto II. See May 1. Also May 14. Start times vary. ●●7:30: Serenata Singers. 40th Anniversary Gala Concert. String quartet; Joshua Tamayo, conductor. Guest: Tanya Paradowski. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-699-5798. /(adv). Also May 10(mat). ●●7:30: Village Voices. Expressions of Love. Laudate Nomen; Afternoon on a Hill; The Ground; For the Beauty of the Earth; West Side Story Medley. Village Voices Community Choir; Oksana Vignan, conductor; Robert Graham, piano. Iona Presbyterian Church, 1080 Finch Ave. E. 416-494-2442. . Refreshments following. ●●8:00: Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir. NKU Chamber Choir Canadian Tour. Dr. Randy Pennington, director. Guests: That Choir, Craig Pike, conductor. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416- 419-1756. Admission by donation. ●●8:00: Oratory, Holy Family Church. Oratorium Saeculare. Sweelinck: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ; Isaac: Missa La Spagna; Sung Compline - Palestrina: Nunc dimittis a 6; Victoria: Regina Caeli a 5; Bach: Prelude and Fugue in f BWV534. Simon Honeyman and Jessica Wright, alto; Charles Davidson, Peter Mowat, Paul Ziade and Mark Rainey, tenors; Sean Nix and David Roth, bass; Philip Fournier, organ/direction. 1372 King St. W. 416-532- 2879. Free admission. Donations accepted. Includes a talk given by one of the Fathers of the Oratory. ●●9:00 and 10:15: Mezzetta Restaurant. Wednesday Concert Series. Brazilian Jazz. Reg Schwager, guitar; Luanda Jones, vocals. 681 St. Clair Ave. W. 416-658-5687. cover. Reservations recommended. thewholenote.com May 1, 2016 - June 7, 2016 | 39

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