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Volume 25 Issue 4 - December 2019 / January 2020

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Welcome to our December/January issue as we turn the annual calendar page, halfway through our season for the 25th time, juggling as always, secular stuff, the spirit of the season, new year resolve and winter journeys! Why is Mozart's Handel's Messiah's trumpet a trombone? Why when Laurie Anderson offers to fly you to the moon you should take her up on the invitation. Why messing with Winterreisse can (sometimes) be a very good thing! And a bumper crop of record reviews for your reading (and sometimes listening) pleasure. Available in flipthrough here right now, and on stands commencing Thursday Nov 28. See you on the other side!

sing-along finale.

sing-along finale. Ruckus Choir; Jonathan Wong, conductor; Lydia Shan, piano; small ensembles and guests. St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church, 56 Lawson Rd., Scarborough. 647-994-0968. PWYC (suggested //). Venue fully accessible; free parking; intermission refreshments included. ●●7:00: St. Elizabeth Scola Cantorum Hungarian Choir. Christmas Concert. Britten: Ceremony of Carols; Christmas songs. Christa Lazar, soprano; Bettina Toth, harp; Renee Anton, violin; Imre Olah conductor. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 432 Sheppard Ave. E. scola.cantorum@gmail. com. ; (st). Post-concert reception. ●●7:30: After Hours A Cappella Harmony/ Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church. He Lives in You: Farewell to the Lion. Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Ave. PWYC or advance tickets. ●●7:30: Annex Singers. Winter Light. Works by Harris, Thompson, Ingari, Lightfoot and others. Guest: Ariko; Maria Case, conductor. Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd. 416-458-4434. ; $ $25(sr); (st); free(12 and under). ●●7:30: Canadian Sinfonietta. Chamber A. Concerts in the GTA Concert I. Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No.1 Op.1; Brahms: Piano Quintet in f Op.34. Michael Esch, piano; Joyce Lai and Marcus Scholtes, violins; Ian Clarke, viola; Andras Weber, cello. Infiniti Music Hall, 351 Ferrier St. #1, Markham. 647-812-0839. ; (sr); $25(st). ●●7:30: Common Thread Community Chorus. Women in Song. Songs by and about inspiring women. Repertoire derives from multicultural folk music traditions. Guests: Echo Women’s Choir; Common Thread Kids. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave. eventbrite. ca/e/women-in-song-tickets-80385433997. $25/(adv); (under 19); free(under 6). ●●7:30: Counterpoint Community Orchestra. Winter Celebrations. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.2; Prokofiev: Trioka from Lieutenant Kijé; Mozart: 3 German Dances K605; Hely-Hutchinson: Carol Symphony. Jennifer Langton, flute. Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the- Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. ; (st); (under 12). ●●7:30: Gallery 345. The Art of the Piano: Marilyn Lerner. 345 Sorauren Ave. 416-822- 9781 or or eventbrite. ca. ; (st). Cash only at the door. ●●7:30: Royal Conservatory of Music. Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists Series - Academy Chamber Orchestra. Features string students. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. Free(ticket required). Tickets available a week prior to concert date. ●●7:30: St. Philip’s on-the-hill Anglican Church. Christmas Celebration with the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir. 9400 Kennedy Rd., Unionville. 905-477-1991. $25. ●●7:30: The Salvation Army. Christmas with the Salvation Army. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255. $25-. ●●8:00: Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Buzz Brass Christmas with the Elmer Iseler Singers. 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681- 6000. .50; .50(members). ●●8:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Subscription Concert #3: Beethoven and More. Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in c; Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute; Finals of the 2019 CBSO Clifford Poole Vocal Competition. Village Voices Community Choir of Markham; Rafael Luz, guest conductor; Norman Reintamm, conductor. P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough. 416- 879-5566 or -; -(sr/st); free(under 12). 7:15pm: Preconcert talk. ●●8:00: DB Works & The Ward Productions/ Small World Music Society/Harbourfront Centre. The Ward Cabaret. See Dec 12. Also Dec 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21(2pm & 8pm), 22. ●●8:00: Kindred Spirits Orchestra. Redemption. Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.4; Prokofiev: Symphony No.4. Leonid Nediak, piano; Ellie Sievers, violin; Kristian Alexander, conductor; Michael Berec, host. Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. -. 7:15pm pre-concert recital; 7:30pm pre-concert talk; intermission discussion; post-concert champagne reception. ●●8:00: Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Highlights from Messiah. Angela Yoo, soprano; Lillian Brooks, mezzo; Zachary Rioux, tenor; Christopher Dunham, baritone; Mississauga Festival Chamber Choir. Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga. 905-306-6000 or -. ●●8:00: Oakville Performing Arts Centre. Sultans of String Christmas Caravan. Caribbean Sleigh Ride; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Little Drummer Boy; Greensleeves; Django Christmas. Guests: Rebecca Campbell, Lynn Miles, Donné Roberts, Shannon Thunderbird and Ken Whiteley. 130 Navy St., Oakville. 905-815-2021 or -. In support of the United Nations Agency for Refugees. ●●8:00: Ontario Pops Orchestra. The Sounds of Christmas. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Schubert: Ave Maria; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 “Italian”; Moffett: Orchestral Suite No.2. Gabrielle Turgeon, soprano; Swansea Dance School; Carlos Bastidas, conductor. Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd., Etobicoke. 416-473-1502. $25; (25 and under). ●●8:00: Royal Conservatory of Music. Quiet Please, There’s a Lady Onstage Series: Holly Cole: Happy Holidays. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. -0. ●●8:00: That Choir Carols. That Choir Carols. Guests: Bach Youth Chamber Choir; Craig Pike, conductor. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. PWYC. ●●8:00: Toronto Consort. Schütz’s Christmas Story. Schütz: The Christmas Story; and works by Schein, Scheidt and Praetorius. Charles Daniels, tenor (Evangelist); David Fallis, artistic director. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-964-6337. -. Also Dec 13(8pm), 15(3:30pm). present Winter Light with guest artists Ariko Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 pm Grace Church on-the-Hill 54 | December 2019January 2020

●●8:00: Univox. The Light Has Come. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 416-697- 9561. $25/(adv). ●●8:00: Voices Chamber Choir. Christmas Rose. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (SATB version); Works by Howells, Gjeilo, Hovhaness and others. John Stephenson, organ; Ron Ma King, conductor. Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 151 Glenlake Ave. 416-519-0528. ; (sr/st). Sunday December 15 ●●10:30: Humbercrest United Church. Messiah - Part I. Jennifer Krabbe, soprano; Lindsay Connelly, alto; Jason Lamont, tenor; Alex Halliday, bass; TSO Players. 16 Baby Point Rd. 416-767-6122. Freewill offering. Religious service. ●●11:00am: Music at Metropolitan. Christmas Pageant. Metropolitan United Church (Toronto), 56 Queen St. E. music. Free. ●●2:00: Boyanna Toyich Leadership in Music Scholarship. The Boyanna Toyich Inaugural Memorial Concert. Nathalie Paulin, soprano; Clare Scholtz, oboe; Lydia Wong, Stephen Philcox, piano. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-346-1955. Free. Donations welcomed. ●●2:00: DB Works & The Ward Productions/Small World Music Society/ Harbourfront Centre. The Ward Cabaret. See Dec 12. Also Dec 17, 18, 19, 20, 21(2pm & 8pm), 22. Humbercrest United Church presents MESSIAH — Christmas portion — Sunday, Dec 15, 10:30 am ●●2:00: Toronto Children’s Chorus/Roy Thomson Hall. A Chorus Christmas: Celestial Celebrations. Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; and other works. TCC Alumni Choir; Toronto Youth Choir; Artists from Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Russell Braun, baritone. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. 416-872-4255 or .50-.50. Cathedral Bluffs SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Norman Reintamm Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Rafael Luz Guest Conductor Saturday Dec. 14, 2019 8 pm BEETHOVEN & MORE Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor concert also features the finals of the 2019 CBSO Clifford Poole Vocal Competition Village Voices Community Choir of Markham 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 3 2019/20 conducted by Craig Pike Featuring the Bach Youth Chamber Choir COUNTERPOINT C O M M U N I T Y O R C H E S T R A CANADA’S FIRST LGBTQ+ ORCHESTRA 2019/2020 Season WINTER CELEBRATIONS Bach | Mozart |Hely-Hutchinson Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:30PM | THE St.Peter and St.Simon the Apostle Church 525 Bloor Street East - Toronto, ON tickets at DECEMBER 14, 8PM St. Andrew's Presbyterian 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto ON All tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN and available at LISTEN TO US ON YOUTUBE December 2019January 2020 | 55

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