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Volume 25 Issue 7 - April 2020

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After some doubt that we would be allowed to go to press, in respect to wide-ranging Ontario business closures relating to COVID-19, The WholeNote magazine for April 2020 is now on press, and print distribution – modified to respect community-wide closures and the need for appropriate distancing – starts Monday March 30. Meanwhile the full magazine is right here, digitally, so if you value us PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK AS WIDELY AS YOU CAN. It's the safest way for us to reach the widest possible audience at this time!

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Estey, sopranos; Romulo Delgado, tenor; Carmen Spada, accordionist; Jennifer Tung, conductor. St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto), 73 Simcoe St. 647-699-9391 or . CANCELLED. Lectures, Salons & Symposia ❍❍Apr 16 1:00: Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee. The Great Singers. A 3-part lecture series presented by Mike Daley, PhD, Ethnomusicology and Musicology. Illustrated with video and audio clips. Bing Crosby (Apr 16), Judy Garland (Apr 23), Frank Sinatra (Apr 30). Tartu College, 3 Madison Ave. For information, visit, 416-593-7769 x358 or per lecture; for entire series. Proceeds to benefit the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra. E. The ETCeteras Tours ❍❍Apr 05 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. 90-Minute Tour of the Four Seasons Centre. Led by a trained docent. Includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas such as the wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416- 363-8231. (adults); (sr/st). Also Apr 19 (French). Workshops & Classes ❍❍Apr 05 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416- 779 5750 or . ❍❍Apr 17, 7:30: Toronto Recorder Players Society. Renaissance and Baroque Workshop for Recorders and Other Early Instruments. Coach: Tatsuki Shimoda. Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church, 527 Mount Pleasant Rd. (entrance off Belsize). 416-480-1853 or Refreshments included. . ❍❍Apr 26 2:00: CAMMAC Toronto Region. Reading for Singers and Instrumentalists of Beethoven’s Mass in C. Robert Cooper, conductor. Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St. 647-458-0213. ; (members). ❍❍May 02 10:30am: Canadian Opera Company. Music and Wellness: Yoga. Music and mindfulness unite in harmony in this unique yoga class, hosted in the Canadian Opera Company’s soaring Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Feel the integration of live music and movement, as mezzo-soprano Jamie Groote and pianist Liz Upchurch, Head of the COC Ensemble Studio weave uplifting melody into this unique yoga experience, led by certified instructor Priya Shah. Designed for all levels of ability. Bring your own mat and we’ll bring the music. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. (at University Ave.). ; (st). Reserve tickets at or call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231. Please note that the box office will be closed during this event and no tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets MUST be purchased in advance. ❍❍May 03 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization. Workshop coached by recorder player Janos Ungvary. St. Leonard’s Church, Canon Dykes Memorial Room, 25 Wanless Ave. Bring your early instruments and a music stand. 416-779-5750 or . Classified Advertising | WholeNote CLASSIFIEDS can help you recruit new members for your choir, band or orchestra; find a new music director or accompanist; sell your banjo! Starting at only /issue. INQUIRE BY APRIL 25 for the MAY 2020 issue. AUDITIONS & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AUDITIONING TENORS AND SOPRANOS now until June for Mostly Madrigals: 1-on-a-part a cappella ensembles. 2-hr workshops bi-monthly. Coaching fee: . Sept/20-May/21. Contact Sheila. Call/text 416-574-5250. Available pro bono positions with the KINDRED SPIRITS ORCHESTRA: Horn, Trumpet, Violins, Violas, Violoncellos and Contrabasses. For information, visit or email PRECIOUS MEMORIES & PERFORMANCES transferred to CD, DVD. records | tapes VHS | Hi-8 | mini DV slides | photos | clippings RESTORED & PRESERVED ArtsMediaProjects 416-910-1091 BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS Economical and visible! Promote your services & products to our musically engaged readers, in print and on-line. BOOKING DEADLINE: APRIL 17 CHOIR DIRECTOR WANTED. The Rockway Entertainers, an inclusive 40 member community chorus mainly composed of older adults, sing four-part harmony. The Kitchener chorus performs monthly at retirement communities and gives four concerts per year. We seek an experienced chorus director for the 2020-21 season. (Honourarium) Apply to City of Kitchener. BUY & SELL CLASSICAL RECORD AND CD COLLECTIONS WANTED. Minimum 350 units. Call, text or e-mail Aaron 416-471-8169 or A@A31.CA FRENCH HORN: Selmer prototype by Reynolds. Double horn in excellent condition. TENOR saxophone, Yamaha; TRUMPET, Olds Ambassador; EUPHONIUM Besson silver, compensating. Phone 416-964-3642. WHAT’S IN YOUR CLOSET? Does your old guitar gently weep? Sell that nice old accordion / clarinet / drum kit and find it a new owner! WholeNote classified ads start at just .00 INQUIRE BY APRIL 25 for the MAY 2020 issue. classad@ INSTRUCTION DO YOU SING IN A CHOIR? Would you like to practice your sight-singing skills? Or need a little help learning your notes or rhythms? Or experience the joy of singing DO YOU DRIVE? Do you love The WholeNote? Share the love and earn a little money! Join The WholeNote’s circulation team: 9 times a year, GTA and well beyond. Interested? Contact: duets? Treat yourself! Private and group lessons available near Woodbine subway. Call or text Sheila at 416-574-5250, or FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS. RCM Certified Advanced Specialist. Samantha Chang, FTCL, FLCM, LRAM, PGDip, ARCT. Toronto, Scarborough 416-801-9196, LESSONS FOR ALL! 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COVID-19 – Resources Artist Resources In light of recent and ongoing cancellations, closures, and quarantines due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19 ) pandemic, many folks are facing suddenly precarious financial and social circumstances. Arts organizations, freelancers, arts workers and other gig/temporary workers constitute a particularly hard-hit group—one that our team is trying our best to support. Visit for resource lists designed to assist arts workers impacted by the ongoing crisis. These resource lists will be updated on a regular basis. Our intent is not to re-invent the wheel, but rather to amplify and broadcast the work put in by those who created (and are creating) those resources and support systems, by sharing them directly with our readership—especially those resources that might particularly apply to musicians and other arts workers based in the area we serve. Resources compiled to date fall into four broad areas. • COMPILATION DOCUMENTS: These are large, compiled resource lists that provide an overview of resources for arts workers struggling with issues related to COVID-19. • FINANCIAL/ADVOCACY RESOURCES: These are organizations who routinely work to provide support and emergency funding for professional artists in Canada. • FINANCIAL RESOURCES: INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENT AND GRANTING BODIES: This is where you can find information related to government and grant support. • COMMUNITY-LED INITIATIVES: These are initiatives for support led by individuals, organizations, and community groups. If you have information to contribute please contact For those readers who would like to support arts workers and folks in otherwise precarious circumstances, please consider donating to one or more of the community initiatives you will find online on our COVID-19 Artist Resources page. You can also donate to local arts organizations, buy artists’ recordings and merchandise, and tune in to (and financially support) musicians’ livestreams. Reader Resources The WholeNote is committed to keeping our readership informed of COVID-19 changes and developments in all our coverage areas and in all the media at our disposal. We will continue to update daily listings online as and when we receive new information concerning live concert and event listings that have been cancelled, postponed, and rescheduled. We have added a search tag to our online listings to enable you to check on the status of events in those listings. Go to and click on “advanced options” to select cancelled/posponed as one of the filters; We are working on adding an online/virtual events component to our daily listings, where you’ll be able to find online events, live streams, and recorded concerts by artists who had to cancel upcoming performances. If you have information about any such initiatives, help us to help you. • Send information to • Register on our website home page for HalfTones, our regular e-letter so we can keep you in the loop. • Write to us at with news of value to other music lovers in these complex times. • We are committed to maintaining an increased social media presence during this time. Find and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Finally, a helpful hint: Do you have a Toronto Public Library Card? All branches are closed but no fines will be charged for overdue materials you currently have at home, and if your card is due to expire it will remain valid until June 1. You can continue to place holds on items you’d like, for pick-up when the libraries re-open. Online at, and on their Facebook page, you will find a special guide to all their digital resources called 38 ways to use the library from your home. This includes access to reading materials and also podcasts, movies and lots of music. If you have any questions about how to access TPL digital resources you can contact them by email at can also connect with TPL on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. StreamING CONCERTS iN EMPTY VENUES suppOrtING the ecOnOmy of culture #URGNTLIVE April 2020 | 47

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