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Volume 24 Issue 8 - May 2019

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What a range of stuff! A profile of Liz Upchurch, the COC ensemble studio's vocal mentor extraordinaire; a backgrounder on win-win faith/arts centre partnerships and ways of exploring the possibilities; an interview with St. Petersburg-based Eifman Ballet's Boris Eifman; Ana Sokolovic's violin concert Evta finally coming to town; a Love Letter to YouTube, and much more. Plus our 17th annual Canary Pages Choral directory if all you want to do is sing! sing! sing!

A. Concerts in the GTA

A. Concerts in the GTA Inspired - The Music of Jeff Enns 2018 / 2019 Season Presents Saturday, May 25, 2019 ~ 8 pm BWV23. Hélène Brunet, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Nick Veltmeyer, tenor; Joel Allison, bass; Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord; and other solosits; John Abberger, conductor. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-466-8241. ; (sr); (30 and under). Festival runs May 24-26. ●●8:00: Alliance Française de Toronto. Pierre Guitard with Georgian Bay. 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014 x37. ; (sr/st); (members). ●●8:00: Etobicoke Community Concert Band. On the Road Again. Guest: Calvin Morais. Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium, 86 Montgomery Rd., Etobicoke. 416-410-1570. ; free(child under 12). ●●8:00: Exultate Chamber Singers. Words and Music. Tate: Emily Carr Suite; Walker: I Asked of God; Daley: Grandmother Moon. Mark Ramsay, artistic director. Guest: Emily Sanford, poet. St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto), 383 Huron St. 416-971-9229. ; (sr); (st). ●●8:00: Ton Beau String Quartet. Music, She Wrote. Sgroi: String Quartet No.2; Simms: Swallow/Breathe; Cummings: Chasing Beauty; Beethoven: Op.18 No.4. Bijan Sepanji and Jeremy Potts, violins; Alex McLeod, viola; Sarah Steeves, violoncello. Agricola Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Rd. 647-525-3161. ; (st/arts workers). Concert in memory of Rebekah Cummings. ●●8:30: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Mandela Celebration with Mzansi. Mzansi. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E. 416-694-6400. . Saturday May 25 ●●2:00: Tafelmusik. Fantasticus: Close Encounters Chamber Series. Patricia Ahern, violin; Chris Verrette, violin; Dominic Teresi, dulcian; Lucas Harris, lute; Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord. Temerty Theatre, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. . Also May 22(Church of the Holy Trinity). COMMON THREAD COMMUNITY CHORUS presents MUSIC, COMMUNITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE 20 th Anniversary Concert & Sing-Along music-community-social-justice-tickets-59252498819. . 20th anniversary concert. Gala reception post-concert with cash bar. TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL BACH & THE FRENCH STYLE Luc Beauséjour, solo harpsichord Sat May 25 @ 5pm ●●5:00: Toronto Bach Festival. Bach and the French Style. Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord. St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. 416-466-8241. ; (sr); (30 and under). Festival runs May 24-26. ●●6:30: Durham Girls’ Choir. Gallery of Song. Chilcott: The Lily and the Rose and others. Northminster United Church (Oshawa), 676 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa. 905-434-7269. ; (st/st). You’ve Got a Friend FEATURING PETER KATZ & THE VIVA! YOUTH BAND Calvin Presbyterian Church ~ 26 Delisle Ave. ~ Toronto Tickets available at Adults: Seniors/under 35: Students: Oriana is scheduling auditions for next season in May and June Email us at for more information ORIANA Women’s Choir gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of MAY 25, 3PM ●●3:00: Common Thread Community Chorus. Music, Community & Social Justice. CT Kids, and special guests Pat Humphries and Sandy O. of Emma’s Revolution. Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave. 647-345-7743 or ●●6:30: VIVA! Youth Singers. You’ve Got a Friend. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-788-8482. ; (sr/st). ●●7:00: Café e Cultura Toronto. Tribute to Tom Jobim. Jobim: Dindi; Caramuru: Cigarra (Cicada); Jobim: A correnteza (The River’s Current); Caramuru: Sapo-cururu (Cururu Frog); Jobim: Água de beber (Drinking Water); and other works. Fábio Caramuru, piano. ; (st). Reception to follow: complimentary 50 | May 1 - June 7, 2019

appetizers; drinks available for purchase. ●●7:15: Toronto Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Iolanthe. Operetta in concert. Audience members will be the chorus! St. Andrew’s United Church (Bloor St.), 117 Bloor St E. 416- 763-0832. . Refreshments included. ●●7:30: Brampton Folk Club. Annual Showcase Concert. Coffee-house-style folk music concert. St. Paul’s United Church (Brampton), 30 Main St. S., Brampton. 647-233-3655. ; (sr/st). Fundraising concert. ●●7:30: Music at Metropolitan. Praise and Protest: Jazz, Blues and Gospel Challenges and Affirmations. The Met Choir, band, and soloists. Guest: Laurel Tubman, vocalist. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363-0331 x26. ; (18 and under). ●●7:30: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. The Unity of Humanity. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List; Demuynck: The Other (world première); Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”. Arielle Silverberg, violin; Ariel Harwood-Jones, soprano. Shaarel Beth-El Synagogue, 186 Morrison Rd., Oakville. 905- 483-6787. ; (sr); (st). Also May 26 (3pm). ●●7:30: Silverthorn Symphonic Winds. Masters of Music. Cable: Scottish Rhapsody; Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite; Hazo: Arabesque. Wilmar Heights Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 416- 742-4237. ; (st). Free on-site parking; wheelchair accessible. ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert #5. Favourites from ballets such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and other well-known masterpieces. YOU dance Apprentices of the National Ballet of Canada. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-879-5566. -; -(sr/ st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Pre-concert talk. ●●8:00: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: James Giles. Works by Brahms, Schubert, Godowsky, Levitski, Rosenthal and others. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822-9781 or Eventbrite. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. The Resurrection. Mahler: Symphony No.2 “Resurrection”. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306- 6000. -. ●●8:00: Oriana Women’s Choir. Inspired: The Music of Jeff Enns. Jeff Enns: pieces handselected by the composer and other works. Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave. 416-526-6257. ; (sr/under 35); (st). ●●8:00: Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. East Meets West. Schubert: Quartettsatz; Puccini: Cristanemi; Brunetti: Quintet for Bassoon and String Quartet Op.2 No.4; Handel: Lascio ch’io pianga from Rinaldo for soprano and string orchestra; J. Strauss: One Day We Were Young for women’s choir and piano; and new music, arrangements, and commissions from members of the SPO community. SPO Women’s Choir; Yiping Chao, soprano; Daniel Robinson, baritone; Larkin Hinder, bassoon; Ronald Royer, cello; Mark Laidman, bass; David Lin, piano; Odin String Quartet. St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Anglican Church, 3333 Finch Ave. E., Scarborough. or ; (sr); (st/musician); (child under 10). Pre-concert performance at 7:30pm: Musicians from St. Paul’s L’Amoureaux Community Music Program. ●●8:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! O Canada! Spotlight on Leonard Cohen. Heather Bambrick; The Ault Sisters; Hampton Avenue; Patricia O’Callaghan; David Sereda; The Watch. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E. 416-694-6900. . ●●8:00: St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. A Winchester Preview. Mozart: Gloria from the Coronation Mass; Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring song cycle; Raminsh: Ubi Caritas; Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; Willan: O Praise the Lord. Kyle Guglielmo, baritone; St. Jude’s Choir; Simon Walker, director; Andrei Streliaev, organ/piano. St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville. 905-844-3972. . A preview of the musical program to be presented in the UK at Winchester Cathedral. ●●8:00: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Pines of Rome. Rossini: Overture to William Tell; Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.4; Jordan Pal: Colour of Chaos; Respighi: Pines of Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Saturday May 25, 2019 8 pm TCHAIKOVSKY SEASON FINALE with favourites from Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, & more! featuring members of YOU dance Apprentices of the National Ballet of Canada — Pre-Concert Talk at 7:15 pm — TICKETS: from ( student/senior; children under 12 are free) ORDER ONLINE BY PHONE 416.879.5566 P.C. Ho Theatre 5183 Sheppard Ave East subscription (1 block east of Markham Rd), Scarborough | 416.879.5566 concert 5 Rome. Louis Lortie, piano; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Simon Rivard, RBC Resident Conductor. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416- 598-3375. .75-8. Also May 24(7:30pm). TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL LATE NIGHT WITH BACH Elinor Frey, solo cello Sat May 25 @ 9pm ●●9:00: Toronto Bach Festival. Late Night with Bach. Bach: Suite No.6 for Cello in D; Scott Edward Godin: Guided by voices; Isaiah Ceccarelli: With concord of sweet sounds. Elinor Frey, cello. The Black Swan, 154 Danforth Ave. 416-466-8241. ; (sr); (30 and under). Festival runs May 24-26. Sunday May 26 ●●1:00: Opticianado. Lowfills Live at Opticianado. Laura Gillis, vocals & guitar; Phil Marvy, bass; Will Bustin, drums; Joe Burke, lap steel. 2919 Dundas St. W. 416-604-2020. Free. ●●1:30: Music at Metropolitan. Metropolitan Silver Band Concert. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. 416-363- 0331 x26. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●2:00: Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Jazz at the Legion. Port Credit Legion, 35 Front St. N., Port Credit. 905-270-4757. PWYC. ●●2:00: SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. SING! Duly Noted: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing. Duly Noted. St. Augustine of Canterbury, 1847 Bayview Ave. 416-694-6900. . ●●2:00: University Settlement Music & Arts School. Chamber Concert. St. George the Martyr Church, 30 Stephanie St. 416-598- 3444. Free. ●●3:00: Durham Chamber Orchestra. Ciao! Italian Favourites. Rota: Theme from The Godfather; Novaro: Inno di Mameli (Italian National Anthem); Puccini: O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi; Nasi: Vortex Fractal; Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in e; and other works. Nadina Mackie Jackson, bassoon; Emily Rocha, vocalist; Country Town Singers; Carlos Bastidas, conductor. Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr., Ajax. 905-493-4277. ; free(under 12). ●●3:00: Harmony Singers. A Song to Remember. You Belong to Me; Fascinatin’ Rhythm; I Believe, One of Those Songs, Can’t Smile Without You. Harvey Patterson, conductor; Bruce Harvey, piano. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416- 239-5821. ; free(child under 10). ●●3:00: Oakville Chamber Orchestra. The Unity of Humanity. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List; Demuynck: The Other (world première); Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”. Arielle Silverberg, violin; Ariel Harwood-Jones, soprano. Shaarel Beth-El Synagogue, 186 Morrison Rd., Oakville. 905- 483-6787. ; (sr); (st). Also May 25 (7:30pm). ●●3:00: Orchestra Toronto. Primavera. Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra; Weber: Clarinet Concerto No.1 in f; Rossini (arr. Britten); Les matinées musicales Op.24; Respighi: The Pines of Rome. Dominic Desautels, clarinet; Michael Newnham, conductor. George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St. 1-855-985- 2787. ; (sr); (under 30). ●●3:00: Syrinx Concerts Toronto. Chamber Music Salon. Beethoven: String Quartet TBA; Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op.44; Morawetz: Work for String Quartet. String Quartet Arthur LeBlanc; Ishay Shaer, piano. May 1 - June 7, 2019 | 51

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